A manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker suffered horrific head injuries when he became trapped in a machine at a Newcastle factory.
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.
A vulnerable diabetic patient died because a hospital trust failed to implement basic handover procedures and ensure essential record-keeping, a court has heard.
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.
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.
A construction site worker from Rushden has been prosecuted after he struck another worker on the head with the bucket on a digger.
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’.
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.
A West Midlands company that makes roller shutters has been fined after an employee severed part of his finger in an unguarded machine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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