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Police feel the force over electric shock accident

An employee was installing data cables at Bridgend Police Station. The work entailed pulling cables through a ceiling void, and whilst he was doing so he came into contact with the exposed end of a live 3-core electric cable. The shock caused damage to his heart muscles. The charges brought against South Wales Police Headquarters were that […]

Firm’s assessments missed vital risks of electrocution

A company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution. Coventry Magistrates’ Court was told that, two self-employed workers received serious burns to their hands whilst using a drill to attach a pre-fabricated cowling to a cable tray at AVL Powertrain, Viggen Way, […]

£76,000 fine for construction firm after multiple safety failings

A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings when carrying out work in an unsafe manner at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several Principal Contractors to construct numerous domestic properties at two sites, in Preston and […]