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Cornish builder fined after extremely dangerous demolition

Bodmin builder Thomas Sturgess, has been sentenced after concerns over an unsafe demolition site were raised. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard that during December 2017, concerns were raised by members of the public about potentially dangerous demolition taking place in Webber Street, Falmouth. HSE received a number of photographs from concerned members of the public showing […]

MoD accepts Crown Censure over fatal diving incident

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a military diver died during training. On 14 November 2018, 26-year-old Marine Benjamin McQueen was brought back to the surface after he became separated from other divers. He was sadly pronounced dead after CPR was […]

Tile manufacturer fined £10k after employee suffered serious injuries

A tile manufacturing company in Colchester has been fined after a worker was drawn into the in-running nip of a conveyor tail drum and suffered three breaks to his left arm and crush injuries to his forearm. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how, an employee was removing sand from the inside of a conveyor belt in […]

Firm’s assessments missed vital risks

A company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution. Coventry Magistrates’ Court was told that, two self-employed workers received serious burns to their hands whilst using a drill to attach a pre-fabricated cowling to a cable tray at AVL Powertrain, Viggen Way, […]

WHSmith to pay £300k+ in fines and costs after customer falls through open trapdoor

WHSmith has been fined after a customer fell almost 3m (9ft 8in) through an open trapdoor on the shop floor, leaving her with serious injuries. The 64-year-old was looking at birthday cards when she fell into the basement after staff opened the door on the trading floor. WHSmith pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches […]