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Company fined £100,000 and director given suspended prison sentence after worker dies

A property development company has been fined £100,000 and building firm director handed a suspended prison sentence after a labourer was fatally crushed while demolishing a wall. Jakub Fischer, a self-employed labourer, was hired as a sub-contractor by North West Facilities Limited to work on a house refurbishment project for Thorndyke Developments Limited on Mansell […]

Engineering firm sentenced after fatal incident

An engineering company specialising in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries has been sentenced after a worker was fatally injured. Preston Crown Court heard that on 21 May 2018, Whilst working at Graham Engineering’s site in Whitehalls Industrial Estate, Colin Willoughby was lying on his back, underneath the raised […]

Company fined after electrician died following fall from crane platform

A company has been fined after an electrician died in fall of approximately eight metres when an access panel on the raised walkway of an overhead crane gave way beneath him. Teesside Crown Court heard that, whilst working at Cleveland Bridge UK Limited’s site in Yarm Road, Darlington, electrician Keith Poppleton was repairing wiring that […]

Council prosecuted after member of the public killed by falling tree

Staffordshire County Council has been prosecuted for failing to inspect and maintain trees on a public footpath, following the death of a member of the public. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how, a man walking his dog on the Isabel Trail in Stafford was struck and killed by part of a falling oak tree. An […]

Waste treatment company fined after employee fatally injured

A hazardous waste treatment company has been fined after an employee died when a forklift truck he was driving overturned and crushed him. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how, a worker employed by Lanstar Ltd at Cadishead, Manchester, died because the company had failed to ensure its forklift trucks were being operated safely. An investigation by […]