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Worker suffers crush injuries after jumping into unguarded hopper

An Alness-based company has today been fined after an operative sustained severe injuries after falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber and a ram crushed his legs. Tain Sheriff Court heard how an employee was attempting to clear a blockage in a infeed hopper by use of a wooden bar, while the machine was in […]

£40k fine for Local Authority after worker’s leg crushed by refuse vehicle

Pendle Borough Council has been fined after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how Dominic Allen, a labourer with Pendle Borough Council, was struck by a large refuse vehicle whilst at work in Nelson, Lancashire. At the time of the incident, three refuse vehicles were in the […]

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 […]