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Farm fined after employee crushed during demolition project

Farming partnership, J & D Foster Farms LLP, has been fined following an incident on its farm where a 21-year-old employee was killed whilst dismantling a redundant piece of farming equipment. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard how, an employee was crushed by a grain drying tunnel at Fishpond Farm in Tonbridge. The employee, George Murrell, sustained […]

Quarrying company fined after blasting operation puts workers at risk

Breedon Trading Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a fly rock projection event occurred during the use of explosives. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard that, a blast at Cwt-y-Bugail Quarry in Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, North Wales, resulted in rocks being ejected outside of the danger zone. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive […]

How do you do yours? 

We all know how important it is that all significant risks have been assessed in the workplace but how do you ACTUALLY do yours? There are three common methods: The Ivory Tower Assessment – we have all seen them, A N Other sat behind a desk writing the risk assessment without even stepping out of their office. […]

Trailer manufacturing company fined after worker fell from height

Montracon Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered head injuries after falling from a stepladder. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that the 57-year-old worker was cleaning the cant rail of a curtain side trailer that had just been manufactured. Whilst using stepladders positioned on top of the trailer to reach the work […]

Director sentenced for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices

A director of a former car salvage company has been jailed for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace and visitors to the site. Newport Crown Court heard that between 2018 and 2021, Tahir Karim was in control of activities and persons working […]