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£400k fine after worker killed by overhead power line strike

A company has been fined after an employee was killed by an overhead power line strike. Luton Crown Court heard how Darren Waterman, a driver employed by Just Grab Services to unload material at Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Hertforshire, was using the grab arm when it came into contact with an 11kv overhead power line (OHPL) […]

Marine contractor fined £34k after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

A marine contractor has been fined after a worker fell six metres sustaining multiple fractures to the neck, back, ribs, and hip, plus head injuries and a collapsed lung. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how a contractor who was working on converting a barge from a commercial vessel into a luxury house-boat, suffered life changing injuries […]

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 […]