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Roofing company and director prosecuted after skylight fall

A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee Farm, Dronfield. He had […]

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 […]