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Essex County Council fined following rock wall fall

04 Jul 2015
Essex County Council fined following rock wall fall

Essex County Council has been fined after a novice 15 year-old climber plunged seven and a half metres from an indoor rock face at a climbing centre in Harlow, suffering bruised internal organs, back and neck, as well as deep muscle tissue damage. She suffers on-going pain from her injuries, and continues to need physiotherapy. […]

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Transport and storage firm fined £125k following fatality

04 Jul 2015
Transport and storage firm fined £125k following fatality

Lincolnshire transport and storage firm, George H Kime and Co Ltd, has been prosecuted after a worker died when a metal frame being loaded onto a lorry trailer fell on top of him. Jonathan Newham, 52, of Skegness, died in hospital from head and chest crush injuries following the incident in Wrangle, near Boston, Lincolnshire, […]

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£22,000 fine for safety failings that led to major gas leak

04 Jul 2015
£22,000 fine for safety failings that led to major gas leak

A Lincolnshire based farm, run by W. & A.C. Rose (Farms) Ltd in Fillingham has been fined for serious safety failings that led to a gas pipe being fractured, putting lives at risk. The farm failed to inform, instruct or warn employees of the presence or location of the gas pipeline even though it had […]

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Farm manager convicted of manslaughter of two workers

04 Jul 2015
Farm manager convicted of manslaughter of two workers

A farm manager has been convicted of the manslaughter of two workers who died after being sent into a storage tank while holding their breath. Andrew Stocker, who was boss of the fruit farm at Tory peer Lord Selborne’s Hampshire estate, had encouraged the workers to enter the nitrogen-filled apple container, where the oxygen level […]

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Technip UK fined £160k over North Sea death

04 Jul 2015
Technip UK fined £160k over North Sea death

Technip UK Limited, a global leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, has been sentenced after the death of a man who was working on the diving support vessel, Wellservicer in April 2009. David Stephenson died after being injured in an accident close to Aberdeen harbour. Although he was flown to […]

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Bakery fined after worker loses tip of finger

04 Jul 2015
Bakery fined after worker loses tip of finger

A Newcastle bakery has been fined after an incident with an unguarded machine caused a 53-year-old employee to lose the tip of his middle finger. Newcastle magistrates heard how an employee of Minhoco 21 Limited was operating a pie making machine when his right hand was carried around with the motion of the machine. The […]

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£200k fine for Glasgow construction firm following fatality

04 Jul 2015
£200k fine for Glasgow construction firm following fatality

Glasgow construction firm Morris & Spottiswood Ltd has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a 1.6 tonnes frame fell onto him during construction of a steel stair tower. This is not the first safety prosecution against the company, which was fined £60,000 in 2013 over breaches which […]

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Supermarket convicted after woman loses leg

04 Jul 2015
Supermarket convicted after woman loses leg

A supermarket has been convicted of breaching health and safety law after an incident in January 2013 in which a woman had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a lorry in the store’s delivery yard. Patricia Cox, 62, was walking across the car park by the main entrance to Jempson’s store […]

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Inquest jury rules cow crush death as accidental

04 Jul 2015
Inquest jury rules cow crush death as accidental

The death of a man who was trampled by a herd of cows in a field was an accident, an inquest jury has found. The incident followed three previous attacks in the same and neighbouring fields, after which HSE explained to the farmer his duty to “reduce the risk as far as one possibly can”. […]

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Company ordered to pay over £847k following second fatality at site

04 Jul 2015
Company ordered to pay over £847k following second fatality at site

A Staffordshire animal rendering and food waste recycling company has been fined £660,000 after a self-employed contractor died after being scalded as he tried to fix an industrial cooker. In 2004 another worker died at the same site when he entered a confined space without proper precautions being taken. In the more recent incident in […]

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