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Lack of bed rail assessment lead to nursing home resident’s leg amputation

A nursing home has been fined after a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed rail. Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court heard how, a resident at Crosfield House Limited in Rhayader was admitted to hospital when her leg, which had repeatedly been trapped between her mattress and the bed rail, became discoloured and cold to […]

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 […]