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South Lakeland farm owner sentenced over tractor death

The tractor which caused Thomas Phizackleas death

The co-owner of a South Lakeland farm has been sentenced after an employee was found dead under the wheel of a tractor.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Stuart Webster following the death of Thomas Phizacklea at Aurora Park Farm in Scales near Ulverston. The body of the 34-year-ol…

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Countryside firm sentenced over strimmer death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four in Barrow-in-Furness, who was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.

Tony Robinson, 37, from Ulverston, died after a link from a chain, spinning at around 300 miles an hour on a petrol …

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Warwickshire County Council fined for man's injuries

Warwickshire County Council has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a self-employed heating contractor lost most of two fingers in poorly guarded machinery.

John Shields, 64, who traded as Shieldson Heating and was a nominated heating contractor at the Council's Headquarter…

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Papermaking company fined for fatal roof fall

Tullis Russell Papermaker Ltd admitted a failure to monitor a contractor who was working on a fragile roof at its factory in Fife. The company pleaded guilty to breaching s3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £260,000. No costs are awarded in Scotland.

The contractor advis…

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