Teenage apprentice overcome by fumes

Company fined after teenage apprentice overcome by fumes An alloy wheel refurbishment company was sentenced after a 16-year-old apprentice worker was overcome by vapours from a chemical used in the stripping and cleaning of alloy wheels. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 December 2017, the employee of Wheelnut Ltd, entered an area of [...]

Refinery explosion

Chevron fined £5m for refinery explosion The former owners of an oil refinery in Pembroke have been fined £5m after four contractors were killed in an explosion. Dennis Riley, Robert Broome, Andrew Jenkins and Julie Jones had been draining a chemical storage tank at the then Chevron refinery in 2011 when flammable gases inside it [...]

Worker crushed by falling metal frame

Engineering company fined after worker crushed by falling metal frame A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced today after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 October 2017, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) [...]

£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court was told that on 15 June 2015 a wheeled front-loading shovel was being operated in the main waste processing shed at Sanders Plant and Waste Management Limited’s [...]

Cladder fell 10 metres

Cladder fell 10 metres from factory roof Main contractor Weiser Construction Ltd and Complete Cladding Systems Ltd have been fined a total of £310,000 after a worker suffered life changing injuries. On 4 January 2016, Brian Robinson was working as a sheeter cladder at the Weiser Construction site at the John Cotton factory in Mirfield, [...]

Wall collapses on man

GLA Land and Property fined after wall collapses on man in front of wife and children The land and property arm of the Greater London Authority has today been fined for serious failings in safety management after an advertising hoarding collapsed onto a man in front of his wife and two children. Southwark Crown Court [...]

Priory Healthcare fined £300,000

Priory Healthcare fined £300,000 following death of 14-year-old patient A healthcare provider has today been fined £300,000 for its failings following the death of 14-year-old patient Amy El-Keria  Lewes Crown Court heard how Amy, who had complex mental health care needs, had been a patient in the high dependency unit (HDU), upper court, at Priory [...]

Worker struck by fork lift truck

Pallet manufacturer sentenced after worker struck by fork lift truck A Cheshire-based woodworking company has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a fork lift truck (FLT) at Woodford Park Industrial Estate, Winsford.  Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 27 March 2017, an employee of Mid Cheshire Pallets Ltd was carrying a [...]

Machine blade cut through worker’s knuckle.

Contour Showers: Machine blade cut through worker’s knuckle. A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. On 5 July 2017, an employee of Contour Showers Ltd, Winsford, was trying to clear a blockage from a metal cutting saw, when the blade cut through the knuckle of his left index [...]

Building firm fined £900,000

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse. A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how, on 2 June 2015, Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone [...]

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