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£25k fine after woman crushed to death by roller shutter door

An electrical company has been fined after a woman was fatally crushed by a roller shutter door. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how Heidi Chalkley pressed the button to open the roller-shutter door at Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge. She then held onto the grille as it raised and became trapped as it wound around the roller, […]

Two contractors fined after worker dies after fall through fragile roof

Two contractors have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries following a fall through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, at the Norton Aluminium foundry site in Norton Canes, a scaffold company employee was fatally injured after falling approximately 11.5 metres through a fragile […]

National Grid fined over £300k after worker killed by crane

An electricity and gas utility company has today been fined after a worker was killed on Winslow Road in East Claydon. Aylesbury Crown Court heard how Paul Marsden, a sub-station crafts person for National Grid Electricity Transmission was to move a delivery crate containing a compressor with the help of a colleague. Mr Marsden was […]

£120k fine for recycling company after safety failings led to worker being crushed to death

A Liverpool recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees, Paul Andrews, was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. What happened? Liverpool Crown Court heard how, waste plastic bales had been delivered to Centriforce Products Limited’s site at Derby Road, Liverpool and were stacked as free-standing columns in a yard. During the morning, […]

£60k fine after care home resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. A resident at Kinning Park Care Home went missing, Glasgow Sheriff Court was told. After an extensive search of the premises, staff located the resident at the bottom of a set of stairs […]