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Northamptonshire construction company fined after dumper truck breaks worker's foot

A Northamptonshire construction company has been fined after a six-tonne dumper truck ran over a worker's foot.

Self-employed ground worker Ross Smith, 23, from March in Cambridgeshire, was helping to build a roadway at a construction site on Wolsey Way, Lincoln, on 11 March 2011 when the incid…

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Construction firm fined over worker's fall injuries

A construction firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a roofer was badly injured in a fall from scaffolding at a house in Trafford.

Stephen Cartwright fell approximately three metres from the scaffolding, which had no safety rail, at a detached property on Carrwood, in Hale Barns…

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Landlord prosecuted after builder falls to his death

A landlord has been fined after a self-employed builder died while replacing a roof on a property in Middlesex.

Mr Jagdev Singh Bal, the landlord of a property on Upton Road, Hounslow, was contacted by his letting agency when tenants reported a wet ceiling in an upstairs bathroom.

Mr Bal engag…

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Yeovil construction company prosecuted after worker hit by fork lift truck

A Yeovil construction company has been fined after a subcontracted worker suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a fork lift truck.

Experienced ground worker Paul Daniels, 50, suffered shattered bones and almost lost his foot in the incident on 10 September 2010. His employer CJL Constru…

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Construction firm fined for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings

Dangerous systems and procedures for working at height at Sylvan HillA construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon, after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified multiple failings at a project on Sylvan Hill run by Unicorn Services Limited, where t…

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Luxury property developer fined for putting lives at risk

A Cheshire property developer has been sentenced after putting the lives of its workers at risk, by allowing them to work in an unsupported excavation.

A Cheshire property developer has been sentenced after putting the lives of its workers at risk, by allowing them to work in an unsuppo…

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Demolition firm fined after man's arm is severed

UK Demolition Services Ltd. has been fined after a teenage worker's arm was amputated after being crushed during the demolition of old Grand Cinema in Ramsey town centre in Cambridgeshire.

Thomas Bird, from Lichfield, Staffordshire, was working as a labourer for UK Demolition Services Ltd on …

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Leisure park worker trapped in trench collapse

A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

Grzegorz Waluszkowski, 40, was helping to lay a drainage pipe at the park on Lady's Mile Farm, Exeter Road, Dawlish on 23 July 2010, when the wall of the two metre deep trench caved in. He…

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Worker seriously burned after cutting through 11,000 volt cable in Worcester

high voltageTwo companies have been fined after a demolition worker was engulfed in flames when he cut through a live 11,000 volt cable at an electricity substation in Worcester.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Birmingham firm DSM Demolition Ltd. and Halesowen-based Gould Singleton Architect…

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Fall from height leads to fines

Two Nottingham companies have been fined after a worker fell more than nine metres, injuring his back.

The 38-year-old employee of M-tech Engineering Limited fell from a mobile tower scaffold being used to install a steel staircase at a building in Convent Street, Nottingham, on 15 April 2009.

He …

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Workers seriously injured after eight metre fall

Two workers fell eight metres from a temporary structure that collapsed while they were upon it, Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard.

Spencer Gosney from Yeovil, and Matthew Brewer from Nottingham, had been sub-contracted to build a concrete core as part of a new factory building at GlaxoSmithKline's…

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Dover man fined for asbestos failings

A Kent-based partner of a development company has been prosecuted after dangerous conditions were found at a demolition site in Dover.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Allan Smith for failing to undertake an asbestos assessment and for not securing a demolition site.

Allan Smit…

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House building firm sentenced over worker's electric shock

A worker could have been killed when he cut into a live electricity cable on a building site near Wigan, a court has heard.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted his employer, Wain Homes (North West) Ltd., after an investigation revealed he had been told the cable did not have power run…

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Exeter pair fined £13,000 for scaffolding collapse

Partners in a company that erected unsafe scaffolding, which crashed to the ground in strong winds, were sentenced yesterday (Wednesday 16 November).

A large section of scaffolding erected by the firm at a builders' merchants on 25 March, 2009 fell away from the building, seriously damaging a num…

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Bromley building contractor fined for working without asbestos licence

A building contractor from South East London has been fined for running a construction site which led to workers being exposed to asbestos-containing materials.

Fadil Adil, of Coniston Road, Bromley, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the way work was carried out on a con…

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Hastings scaffold firm fined for putting workers at risk

Totalscaff (GB) Ltd. has been fined after handing over unsecured scaffolding to a client, putting builders at risk.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector visited a site at Claremont, Hastings, on 20 April 2010 where building repairs and external work were being carried out.

The inspector not…

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Worker exposed to dangerously high levels of asbestos in Bath

Formac Electronics Ltd. has been fined after a builder was exposed to high levels of a type of asbestos linked to cancer.

Jonathan Arnold, 49, of Castle Cary was fitting pipework for a new central heating system at Oxford House, in Combe Down, Bath when he was exposed to high levels of blue asbes…

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Company fined after unsafe work on roof

Mr Shea of Blackmoor Roofing, based at Petersfield Road, Greatham, Liss, Hampshire has been fined after workers were spotted removing roof tiles without scaffolding or safety barriers to prevent them falling.

One man was reportedly standing on the wet roof with no safety barriers or scaffolding, ano…

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Construction company fined for lift shaft fall

Brighton Construction Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 22(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 at court today (3 March). It was fined a total of £25,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,000.

David Homewood, 53, from Eastbourne, was delivering a kitchen unit to a…

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