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Recycling firm sentenced after employees trapped in trommel machine

A waste recycling firm, its director and site manager have been sentenced after an employee died and a second employee was seriously injured when they became trapped inside machinery. Durham Crown Court heard how, Simon Hogg and Raymond Garrett were operating a waste processing line at the Aycliffe Quarry site of Stonegrave Aggregates Ltd in […]

Are visiting vehicles included in your risk management?

A Southport waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in the automatic roof sheeting mechanism of a visiting articulated truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how the 22-year-old labourer had been working at Johnsons Scrap Metal Limited, assisting in loading a 44 tonne […]

Director jailed and Liverpool company fined after worker killed

A Liverpool-based waste and recycling company has been fined and its director has been jailed after the death of a 39-year-old worker. Gaskell’s (North West) Limited and Jonathan Gaskell were sentenced both for their part in the death of Polish national Zbigniew Galka, and for continuing to operate the same baling machine in a dangerous […]