Plymouth landlord receives suspended prison sentence

Plymouth landlord receives suspended prison sentence after gas safety failings A landlord from Plymouth has been sentenced after failing to maintain gas appliances and failing to have landlord’s gas safety checks undertaken at his rental property in Canterbury Drive, Plymouth. Plymouth Crown Court heard how, in August 2018, a concern was raised with the Health [...]

Two workers died after insufficient rest

Two men died in a road traffic accident as a result of their employer... Renown Consultants Limited, failing to ensure that they were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Zac Payne, 20, and Michael Morris, 48, died on 19 June 2013 when Mr Payne fell asleep at the wheel [...]

Worker suffered serious crush injuries

A construction company has been fined... after a worker was injured when a water pump set weighing over 700kg fell on him at a construction site. On 15 January 2016, a pipe fitter for Fascel Group Limited was working on the transfer of a pump set from its pallet to a raised platform in Goodman’s [...]

Haulage firm in court

A haulage company has been fined following an incident where a warehouse operative was injured at its business premises at Snetterton, Norfolk.

Waterloo station worker death

Engineer killed at Waterloo station Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an engineer has been killed whilst working on travellator at Waterloo Station. A contractor has been killed whilst working on a moving walkway between platforms at Waterloo Station in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The man, who has not yet been named, [...]

Hand Arm Vibration failings

Council fined for Hand Arm Vibration failings Dacorum Borough Council has been fined for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS), caused by excessive use of power tools. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how Dacorum Borough Council reported seven cases of HAVS between May 2015 and June 2016. The affected employees were all [...]

Fine after apprentice fell from forklift truck

An employee has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck.  On 30 July 2018, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical repairs [...]

Gas work ‘negligence’ leads to fines

A building company and its director have been fined for unsafe construction work around a domestic gas boiler which resulted in a gas escape. MD Building Contractors Ltd was contracted to undertake construction work at Brooklyn Avenue, Aston, Birmingham, between 26 July and 28 August 2017. The work was an extension to the kitchen. The [...]

Scaffolding collapses in Reading

Three injured as scaffolding collapses in Reading ‘Urgent inquiry needed’ says Unite, as Firefighters confirm nobody was trapped under scaffolding which collapsed at the site of an old shopping centre in Reading. Firefighters used thermal imaging equipment to look for survivors, with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirming on social media that is ‘being [...]

Asbestos disturbed in restaurant

Asbestos disturbed in restaurant A restaurant owner has been fined after asbestos was disturbed during the conversion of rooms above the restaurant into flats. During September 2016, above the Marco Polo restaurant on Lower Southend Road, Wickford, Essex, asbestos insulation board was removed and broken up which resulted in workers being exposed to asbestos fibres. [...]

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