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£144k for recycling company with no safe system of work in place

A recycling company has today been fined after a worker suffered from a back injury after manually moving gantry steps. Preston Crown Court heard how an employee of Suez Recycling and Recovery Limited helped to manually move steps weighing in excess of 950kg at a site in Duckworth Clough, Haslingden, after repair works had taken […]

Engineering company fined after apprentice left seriously-injured

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice was seriously-injured by a lathe. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard how in Stewarton, Ayrshire, the safety interlocks of a CNC lathe were overridden to allow an apprentice to operate a machine with the doors open meaning he was exposed to dangerous moving parts. The apprentice was left […]

Two companies fined £500k+ after worker left paralysed after falling through skylight

Two companies have been fined more than half a million pounds after a site worker lost the use of his legs following an incident in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Marcel Păduraru, a Romanian construction worker, fell onto and then through a fragile plastic skylight into a basement over three metres below. He […]

Trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured in forklift accident

A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Meredith and Eyre Limited was in the process of lifting a stack of three trailer chassis using a fork lift truck, […]

Luxury yacht building company fined £167,000 after engineer injured

A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Sunseeker International Limited was working under the hull of an 86-foot yacht adjusting the height of a prop […]