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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 […]

£160,000 fine after child killed by runaway pole

An employee of SPIE Ltd dropped off overhead power poles to a roadside embankment in an Ayreshire village. They were left at the top of a slope and were not secured in any way. Later, a group of children were playing in the area. 12 year old Kieran Esquierdo was standing on one of the 10-metre long, […]

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 […]