Govia Thameslink pays £1m over passenger’s window death

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £1m with £52,267 costs after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of a carriage window on an express train.. Simon Brown, 24, sustained fatal injuries when his head struck a signal gantry near Balham in South London on 7 August 2016. The Gatwick Express [...]

Worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

Construction company fined after worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning Construction company Construction 360 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker collapsed and lost consciousness while working at the site of King Asia Foods Ltd, Middle Bank, Sheffield. Sheffield Magistrates Court heard how, on 11 January 2018, the worker was cutting a drain into [...]

Timber fell ten metres onto 3-year-old

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended jail sentence after a three-year-old girl suffered severe head injuries when a length of timber fell on her whilst it was being hoisted up the outside of a scaffold. Brighton Magistrates’ Court was told how on 6 July 2018, the girl and her mother, who was pushing [...]

Worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

Company sentenced after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall A company, two directors and a self-employed contractor have been sentenced and fined after an electrician fell two storeys through an unprotected stairwell. Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court heard how, on 1 December 2016, Mr T Quirk was carrying out electrical work at Mile House, [...]

Trucker making mobile card payment caught

Trucker making mobile card payment caught by HGV supercabs Highways England has released footage of a lorry driver using a mobile phone to make a credit card payment as he travels along the M40 near Leamington Spa. The trucker, who was seen holding his credit card and phone in each hand, was among over 3,000 [...]

Worker killed after fall

Self-employed worker killed after fall A farmer has been fined following a worker’s fatal fall through the fragile roof of a milking shed on the farm. On 19 July 2018 self-employed contractor David Alan Rees was fatally injured whilst he was clearing out the valley gutter from a ladder at Knolton Farm, Overton, Wrexham. The [...]

Self-employed plumber sentenced

Self-employed plumber sentenced after conducting unregistered gas work An Essex-based plumber has today been sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unregistered gas work in September 2016. Basildon Crown Court heard how Andrew Goodchild, of ASG Plumbing and Heating had been served with a Prohibition Notice (PN) by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) earlier that [...]

Demolition worker receives electrical burns

Two firms fined after demolition worker receives electrical burns Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. On 12 April 2017, two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Prod  ucts site [...]

Suspended sentence for building contractor

Suspended sentence for building contractor following calls from public A building contractor has been sentenced after exposing workers to danger of falls from height and exposure to silica dust. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, in July 2018, whilst carrying out repointing work at a house in Altrincham, Kenneth Morris allowed his employees to work on [...]

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