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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 […]

Farm worker fatally injured by telehandler

A farming partnership has been fined after a farm worker was fatally injured following an incident involving a telehandler within the pig barn. Weston Super Mare Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Andrew Denning, a self-employed farm worker, was helping with the mucking-out and animal welfare checks inside a large pig shed. Mr Denning was working […]

Galvanizing company prosecuted after employee fatally injured

Hereford Galvanizers Limited, a company that undertakes hot dip galvanizing for the corrosion protection of steelwork, has been fined after an employee was fatally injured. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard that, an employee was operating an overhead crane adjacent to the molten zinc bath, when a tubular steel brace exploded during galvanizing, causing it to ‘rocket’ […]

Ship building company fined after employee killed by falling steel post

A Merseyside shipbuilding and repair company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when struck by a 31-foot steel post. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the 23-year-old employee and four other workers of Carmet Marine Limited had been adapting or ‘regulating’ the bogie, which is used to land and launch vessels on and […]