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Driver broke hip in trailer fall

Driver broke hip in trailer fall | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A Suffolk logistics firm has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at a company warehouse in Felixstowe.

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Denholm Global Logistics Ltd of Unit 6, Dooley Road, Felixstowe, was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £4,285 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

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Firm fined after worker suffers horrific head injuries

Firm fined after worker suffers horrific head injuries | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker suffered horrific head injuries when he became trapped in a machine at a Newcastle factory.

 
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Springvale EPS Ltd, of Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £1,244.40 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

 
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Trust fined £200K for patient death

Trust fined £200K for patient death | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A vulnerable diabetic patient died because a hospital trust failed to implement basic handover procedures and ensure essential record-keeping, a court has heard.

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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was prosecuted by HSE and pleaded guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. At Stafford Crown Court, it was today fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £27,049 costs.

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Driver hit worker with digger bucket

Driver hit worker with digger bucket | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

Gary Draper, of Oakpits Way, Rushden, Northants, was ordered to pay compensation of £2,500 to the injured worker, and costs of £1,554 after pleading guilty to a single breach the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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A construction site worker from Rushden has been prosecuted after he struck another worker on the head with the bucket on a digger.

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Widow of factory worker who died in Stockline factory gas explosion 10 years ago says she still suffers his loss 'every day'

Widow of factory worker who died in Stockline factory gas explosion 10 years ago says she still suffers his loss 'every day' | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
THE blast at the Stockline factory in Maryhill, Glasgow, on May 11 2004 killed nine people and seriously injured 33 others. A build-up of leaking gas from corroded underground pipes was to blame.
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Employers at the factory, which produced plastic products and coatings, had not identified or understood workplace risks, the judge said.

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Lakenheath company to pay more than £28,000 after man injured after crushed by fork lift truck

Lakenheath company to pay more than £28,000 after man injured after crushed by fork lift truck | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
A Lakenheath company has been told the lack of training that left a man crushed under a fork lift truck was ‘carelessness bordering on recklessness’.
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Murfitts Industries Ltd, of Station Road, Lakenheath, Suffolk, was fined £17,000 and ordered to pay costs of £10,985 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 9(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

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West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks

West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A West Midlands company that makes roller shutters has been fined after an employee severed part of his finger in an unguarded machine.

 

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P&D Group Services Limited, of Old Bush Street, off Level Street, Brierley Hill, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a further £1,414 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

 

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Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall

Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in Northamptonshire.

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Alternative Energy Installations Limited, registered with Hodgsons Accountants of Park Road, Timperley, Cheshire, was today fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £27,000 in costs after being found guilty of breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

 

Ian Black, of Henallan Street, Denbigh, Wales, was fined £7,300 and ordered to pay £6,700 in costs after pleading guilty to the same charge at an earlier magistrates’ court appearance.

 
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Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job | Construction News | The Construction Index

Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job | Construction News | The Construction Index | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
A North London labourer was nearly killed in an explosion he caused by severing a 415-volt electrical cable, a court has heard.
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Dray Building Ltd, of Dephna House, North Acton Road, London, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £9,882 in costs after admitting a breach of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

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Angus Tyres fined £10,000 after man crushed by 65st tractor wheel

Angus Tyres fined £10,000 after man crushed by 65st tractor wheel | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
Angus Tyres fined £10,000 after man crushed by 65st tractor wheel
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Angus Tyres Ltd, of Hill Place, Arbroath, was fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

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Firm fined £20k after man crushed by vehicle loses leg

Firm fined £20k after man crushed by vehicle loses leg | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
Great Ayton man forced to have his right leg amputated after being pinned to a water tank
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A County Durham firm has been fined £20,000 after a worker was crushed by a moving vehicle, forcing him to have his leg amputated.

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Pirbright prosecuted over foot-and-mouth breaches | News | Farmers Guardian

Pirbright prosecuted over foot-and-mouth breaches | News | Farmers Guardian | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
THE Government’s Pirbright Institute, which was at the centre of the 2007 foot-and-mouth outbreak, has been fined after admitting to breaches of safety protocol during experiments with cattle infected with the FMD virus.
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The Pirbright Institute, of Ash Road, Pirbright, Surrey, was fined a total of £22,350 and ordered to pay a further £50,000 in costs after pleading guilty to eight breaches of the Specified Animals Pathogens Order (SAPO) 2008.

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Castlebeck Care fined £100,000 for health and safety breaches

Castlebeck Care fined £100,000 for health and safety breaches | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
A company has been fined a total of £100,000 after failing to ensure the safety of staff and patients at a secure unit where a patient died.
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Care provider Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a patient died while being restrained using an unauthorised technique at a Nottinghamshire mental health hospital.

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Tangerine Confectionery fined after worker speared by forklift

Tangerine Confectionery fined after worker speared by forklift | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has been fined £120,000 ($202,000) for safety failures that led to a worker's foot being impaled by a forklift truck.
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A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker’s foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path.

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'Unsafe' Water Orton roofing firm fined £7,500 by Health and Safety Executive

'Unsafe' Water Orton roofing firm fined £7,500 by Health and Safety Executive | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
AN 'unsafe' roofing firm in North Warwickshire caught by chance working at height without proper protection has been fined.
Water Orton-based GS Roofing Specialists LLP was prosecuted after a passing...
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GS Roofing Specialists LLP, of Attleboro Lane, Water Orton, was fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £1,090 costs after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 9(2) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

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Monmouthshire firm ignored safety warning at excavation site – Media centre - HSE

Eastlake Developments Ltd, of Parc Maes Ffynnon, Itton, near Chepstow, pleaded guilty to two breaches of health and safety legislation and was fined a total of £8,000 and ordered to pay £1,187 in costs.

 

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A development company carried out potentially dangerous work and then ignored a Prohibition Notice requiring them to stop until improvements had been made, a court has heard.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives – Media centre - HSE

Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives – Media centre - HSE | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A roofing firm and its managing director have been fined after they allowed workers onto a house roof in Tyldesley to use a jet washer without safety measures in place.

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IQ Roofing Solutions pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and one breach of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969. The company, of Nelson Street in Tyldesley, was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 towards the cost of the prosecution on 24 April 2014.

 

Stuart Bell, of the same address, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £1,619 after admitting two breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

 

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Foundry firm fined £10,000 after iron mould crushes worker's legs

Foundry firm fined £10,000 after iron mould crushes worker's legs | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
Robert Easton had flagged up safety worries at Specialised Castings in Denny before an accident smashed both his legs.
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Specialised Castings Limited, of Headswood Mill, Denny, Stirlingshire, was fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.  

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Safety firm fined after worker has his hand crushed

Safety firm fined after worker has his hand crushed | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
A FIRM that produces personal protective equipment has been fined after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unsafe machine.
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Minster Lovell company JSP Ltd was fined £4,000 and £1,064 costs at Oxford Magistrates’ Court after the incident in January last year.

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Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion

Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

Two building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Trafford, injuring three workers.

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Belmont Homes (Cheshire) Ltd, of Budworth Heath in Cheshire, was fined £33,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 by failing to ensure the safety of workers.

 

Waymac Ltd, of Eastway in Sale, was fined £9,000 and ordered to pay £15,000 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to a breach of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 by failing to ensure the structure did not collapse as a result of its work.

 

 

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Temporary hoist shaft led to back-breaking fall

Temporary hoist shaft led to back-breaking fall | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it
Two construction firms have been fined a total of £75,000 after a worker broke his back falling 4m through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen.
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Mr Massie landed on his back, fracturing his spine in several places. No one heard him call out for help and he had to crawl back up to the first floor before colleagues found him.

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VALIDO Software Health and Safety Modules available on Google Play

VALIDO Software Health and Safety Modules available on Google Play | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

VALIDO software is the latest in mobile Health and Safety Management Solutions designed with Health and Safety professionals in mind.

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Valido Software Health and Safety Modules are now available on Google Play

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks – Media centre - HSE

Company in court for ignoring safety risks – Media centre - HSE | Valido Health and Safety News | Scoop.it

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

 
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 Portland Stone Firms Limited of Easton Street, Portland, Dorset pleaded guilty to two breaches of health and safety law including a breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The company was fined a total of £20,000 and ordered to pay £18,992 costs.
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