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Lack of training in working at height causes yet more serious injuries

Manufacturing company, Acrivarn Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after an employee using a 9-inch angle grinder suffered significant facial injuries when the cutting disc came into contact with his face. Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court heard how, the injured person had been assigned the task of dismantling a mezzanine spray booth steel structure in the […]

Prison sentence for company director after worker impaled on a spike

Hafeez Ghafoor, formerly a director of the now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd, has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries. Leeds Crown Court heard that, an employee of R K United Ltd was using a lorry loader crane to deliver a load of soil to a new house […]

Over £9,000 fine after employee seriously injured in fall from lorry

A manufacturer of steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures following a fall from height. Cwmbran Magistrates Court heard how, a Braithwaite Engineers Limited employee was injured when he fell from a lorry bed whilst unloading the lorry at their site in Risca, resulting in multiple […]

Scaffolding company fined £50k+ for untrained forklift operator’s injuries

A scaffolding company must pay more than £50,000 after a workman sustained life-changing crush injuries when the forklift truck he was operating overturned, trapping him. The Whiterose Scaffolding employee’s internal injuries were so severe that he now lives with chronic pain and has significant mobility problems. The Leeds-based company, which notes on its website that […]

Pub fined over £25k after untrained teen chef suffered severe scalding from fryer

A Michelin-starred pub in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, has been fined after a teenage apprentice was scalded by cooking oil while he was cleaning part of the kitchen’s extractor fan. The 3 A Pub Company, trading as The Cross, pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act and has been fined […]