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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 […]