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Blog posts July 2012

East Yorkshire farm owner fined for roof fall

The barn with roof lights visible where Daniel Boldon Hoggard fellAn East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

Daniel Boldan Hoggard was on the roof trying to repair a leak between two adjoining farm buildings at Low Hunsley Fa…

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Council-owned firm fined after worker receives electric shock

Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined after an agency employee received an electric shock whilst securing fencing at a play area.

The worker had undertaken work for Swindon Commercial Services for a number of years and was working at…

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Council fined after failing to manage asbestos at Teesside site

A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises in Stockton prior to demolition.

Stockton on Tees Borough Council acquired the Music and Drama Club in Buchanan Street and decided to demolish it as part of a regeneration proje…

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Construction firms sentenced over worker's fatal fall

The construction site where Christopher Heaton fell to his deathTwo construction companies have been fined a total of £301,000 after a worker fell 22 metres to his death in Manchester.

Christopher Heaton, from St Helens, was working on the Leftbank riverside apartments in Manchester city centre - part of the Spinningfields development - when he was dragged…

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Two firms fined for Telford incident

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.

The 37-year-old man had been working with another employee for O'Neill Concrete Pumping Ltd. to pump concrete into a garden in Wrockwardine, Telford, on 27 February 2010.

When the job …

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Company boss fined after worker left paralysed

A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.

The 67-year-old injured man from Sunderland was working for David Brian Riseborough, trading as The North Eastern Demolition Company, when the incident happened on 29 June 2…

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Cornish bakery fined for worker's injuries

The unguarded pressure roller/nip point on the end of production line No 2A night shift cleaner got caught-up in the unguarded machinery of a moving conveyor belt at a Cornish bakery and had to be released by co-workers.

Wioletta Drozdz, 27, from Newquay, had both forearm bones broken in her right arm when the incident happened in the early hours of 10 December 2…

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GKN Aerospace Services and contractor fined for asbestos exposure risk

GKN Aerospace Services Ltd. and Lybrook Constructors Ltd., trading as DL Group, have been prosecuted after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN's premises in Yeovil.

DL Group was engaged by GKN Aerospace Services Ltd on 17 June 2010 to remove ceiling tiles within its treatment fac…

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