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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, Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DH.This property […]

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Joiner hit in face by falling steel beam

A house building company has been fined after a sub-contracted worker suffered serious facial injuries after being struck by a falling beam. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how the self-employed, joinery sub-contractor was injured on 25 November 2015 when he was struck on the head by a steel beam that fell during construction of a timber […]

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NHS Trust sentenced after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment work

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how in June 2012 Trust employees were removing fixtures and fittings from the empty flat when they disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The […]

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Employers are being urged to invest more in training line managers, so they are confident and competent to support staff who are struggling to cope, after a survey found stress was a growing problem in UK workplaces.      Nevertheless, the 19th annual Health and Well-being at Work report, produced by the Chartered Institute of […]

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The land and property arm of the Greater London Authority has been fined £250,000 after a wall and advertising hoarding collapsed onto a man in front of his wife and two children. Southwark Crown Court heard how on 25 January 2014 a family of four were hurrying along a pavement to Catford Station to shelter […]

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HSE increases FFI charge by almost 20%

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has increased its fee for intervention (FFI) hourly rate from £129 to £154.   Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 00:00 FFI was designed to recover costs incurred by the HSE during regulatory action against organisations that fail to comply with safety and health law, thus transferring the […]

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Roofing company fined after worker falls from height

A roofing company was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell about three metres through a roof light and suffered a fractured pelvis and spinal injuries. Leeds Magistrates court heard how, on 17 March 2016, a self-employed roofer, working for PNR Roofing and Building Services Limited (PNR), was on a roof laying wooden ‘lats’ […]

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£150,000 fine after roofer falls while fixing leaky roof

A repair and maintenance company has been fined £150,000 after a worker fell 2 m off a ladder while working on a roof. The accident happened during repairs to fix leaks at the property in Seaton Avenue, Felixstowe, Suffolk, in September 2016. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found there was no […]

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Worker killed in 14 metre fall through temporary platform

Specialist contractor Oliver Connell and Son and Rydon Construction have been fined a total of £860,000 after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 24 July 2015, Mr Vasile Nichitut was working on the fifth floor of the construction site at the Green Man Lane […]

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