Manufacturer fined after an agency worker was dragged into a press roller

A manufacturing company has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a press roller. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 19 June 2019, an agency worker at E.G.L. Homecare Limited suffered a severe crush injury to his arm as he attempted to remove dirt from a press roller at the address on Campfield [...]

Health Board fined after deaths of three patients

Tayside Health Board has been fined following three incidents where patients died by suicide using ligature points. Perth Sheriff Court was told that, between 1 April 2012 and 4 November 2015, on the Moredun Ward at general adult psychiatry ward of Murray Royal Hospital, Muirhall Road, Perth, three patients were able to utilise ligature points [...]

Child fatally injured

Child fatally injured after pole pins him against fence SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that, on 15 October 2017, an employee of SPIE Limited delivered an overhead power pole to a roadside verge adjacent [...]

Halfords fined

...after employee pinned to wall by boxes Bike and car parts retailer Halfords Ltd has been ordered to pay a total of £213,406.35 by Blackburn Magistrates’ Court for breaching a number of health and safety provisions following an accident in which an employee was injured. The Court heard that on 11 December 2016 an employee [...]

Roofer fell from ladder

£53k fine after roofer fell from ladder A roofing contractor has been fined after an employee roofer fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold. Aberdeen Sheriff Court was told that on 21 September 2016, Joseph Kane, an employee of Henderson and Aitken Limited, fell from the top rung of a ladder [...]

Employee seriously injured in fall from lorry

Company fined after employee seriously injured in fall from lorry A manufacturer of steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures following a fall from height. Cwmbran Magistrates Court heard how, on 25 October 2017, a Braithwaite Engineers Limited employee was injured when he fell from a [...]

Worker’s leg crushed in welding machine

A manufacturing company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker was severely crushed while fault finding on a mesh welding machine. Leeds Magistrates’ Court was told that on 26 January 2016 an employee at Siddall and Hilton Products Ltd was injured while assisting a colleague on the GRS 144 welding machine at the [...]

NHS trust fined £80k

NHS trust fined £80k after mental health patient fell from roof An NHS trust has been fined £80,000 after one of its patients fell from the roof of a ward, despite it being warned about its potential danger in 2011. The patient climbed on to the roof of Applewood Ward in Swindon in 2016. He [...]

Director blown off roof during storm

Construction firms fined after director blown off roof during storm A construction company and two roofing contractors have been ordered to pay almost £400,000 in fines and costs after the director of one of the firms fell 11 m when he was blown off a roof during Storm Doris in 2017. Bowmer and Kirkland, Advanced [...]

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