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Demolition firm and director prosecuted after 20-year-old labourer crushed

A demolition firm has been fined and one of its directors ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work after a 20-year-old worker was crushed. Ace Demolition Services Ltd had been contracted by Southend Borough Council to demolish Futures Community College, in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea. Shannon Brasier, who was 20 years old at the time, […]

Do you know your safety signs?

You as an employer must provide safety signs if there is a significant risk that can’t be avoided or controlled in any other way, such as through safe systems of work. There is no need to provide safety signs if they don’t help reduce the risk or if the risk isn’t significant. You should put the […]

Health board fined £160,000 after employees diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

A Welsh health board has been fined after three employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Powys Teaching Health Board required its employees to routinely operate handheld power tools such as lawn mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters without carrying out an assessment of the risks from exposure to vibration. There was no monitoring, […]

Fatal skylight fall – company and director sentenced

A Wakefield roofing company has been fined and its sole director given a suspended prison sentence after a dad-of-two was killed when he fell 12 metres through a skylight. Jonathan May, 39, from Horbury, Wakefield, who was a subcontractor for Davis Industrial Roofing Limited, was working on a storm-damaged warehouse roof at F&G Commercials Limited, […]

Company fined after skylight fall puts the worker in a six-week coma

A Hertfordshire construction company has been fined after a worker fell through a skylight while working on a six-storey house. The man fell over three metres and received serious head injuries that led to him being in a coma for six weeks. MH Costa Construction Limited had been completely renovating the property at Moore Park […]