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Failure to carry out playground safety check led to 5 year old’s death

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that, Alexia Walenkaki was swinging on a rope attached at one end to a wooden post, when the play equipment gave way. The post snapped […]

Two companies fined nearly £2m after death of 5 year old in damaged lift

Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Alexys Brown’s family moved into the property in 2009 of which Synergy Housing Limited, as part of the Aster Group, became the owner. The property had […]

Contracting firm fined after wagon driver fatally injured

A contracting firm has been fined after a driver died when his wagon overturned. Sheffield Crown Court heard how a tipper wagon driver was fatally injured when his wagon overturned while he was tipping spoil onto a stockpile. Sirius Remediation Ltd contractors were managing works which involved raising the ground levels on site by re-using […]

£100,000 fine for farm owner after worker was killed by a tractor

A farm owner has been fined after a worker died when he was struck by a tractor in Cumbria. JS Wood and Son, which owns Wragmire Bank Farm in Cumwhinton, Cumberland, has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £7,310 costs. The accident happened when one of the farm’s employees walked out of the calf […]

Word of mouth training regime led to warehouse worker’s 14 m fall

A logistics management company has been sentenced over the death of an employee who plunged 14m from his material handling vehicle in Northamptonshire. Andrej Grzeszczak was working at Great Bear Distribution’s premises in Desborough when his vehicle was struck by another warehouse operations controller working in the same aisle. Grzeszczak’s vehicle toppled and he fell, […]