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£2 million fine after fatal incident using high pressure water jetting equipment

A specialist industrial services company has been fined after a worker suffered a fatal injury whilst cleaning waste-water pipes. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how Joseph McDonald, an employee of Leadec Limited, was using high-pressure water jetting equipment to clear paint residue from pipes in the paint shop at a car manufacturing site in Solihull. During […]

Firm fined £120k after employee fatally crushed, despite previous safety warnings

A company, which manufactures adhesive tape, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine. Luton Magistrates Court heard how, Mr Brett Dolby was operating the machine, designed to cut a large roll of adhesive material into narrower rolls, when he was drawn into an in-running nip between a […]

Three companies sentenced after worker dies during demolition project

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how David Shayler, an employee of Ryde Demolition Limited, was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague, when a gable wall partially collapsed causing him to fall […]

Multiple safety failings at concrete manufacturer cause a worker fatality and another to be seriously injured

Concrete manufacturer Treanor Pujol Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigators also identified several electrical safety failings. Leeds Crown Court heard how Treanor employee Mathew Fulleylove, 30, was operating a mobile saw […]