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Paper company fined for forklift crush accident

Photo shows the aisle at Swan Mill Paper Company Ltd where the worker was injured by a reversing forklift truck

A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.

The Swan Mill Paper Company Ltd. appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court (7 May) and admitted safety failings that led to its employee, a l…

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Bradford man may lose lower leg after work injury

Photo shows the incident scene; the metal plates and pallets having fallen in a waterfall effect from the plate turner

A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.

The city’s magistrates were told (on 1 May) that 51-year-old David Wain, from Holmewood, suffered serious injuries when a 1.5 ton…

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Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

Waste deactivation area where an employee was engulfed by a fireball

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

The 45-year-old from Kirkby was kept in an induced coma for seven weeks following a chemical explosion at SAFC Hitech Limited’s plant in Bromborough on 28 F…

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

The steel beam that struck the worker with the steel trolley, to the right, that it was sitting upon before it fell

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

Conder Allslade was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for serious safety failings that led to the incident at its factor…

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Excavator at the collapsed culvert at Rother Valley Country Park

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told on 18 April.

The 58 year-old man, from Rothwell, near Leeds, was felled by a seven-metre sheet pile as he worked at a site in Rother Val…

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

Metal fragmentiser

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

The 25 year-old worker had his arm severed when he tried to clear a blockage on a conveyor forming part of a metal sorting line. The …

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Gas fitter sentenced over Irlam explosion

Irlam Merlin Road gas explosion

A gas fitter has been sentenced following a major explosion in Irlam which injured ten adults and five children, and left a 73-year-old woman with severe burns.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Paul Kay after carrying out a large-scale investigation into the explosion on Merlin Ro…

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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler's injury

Flagpole after falling and injuring toddler showing signs of decay

Leeds City Council has been fined for safety failings after it ignored warnings from its own staff about a rotting flagpole, which later collapsed and fractured the skull of a two-year-old girl.

The toddler had been playing in the park at Otley Memorial Garden with her mother on 31 March 2012 whe…

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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

The corroded walkway which gave way when a worker stepped onto it

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.

One employee at Tata Chemicals Europe Limited’s plant in Northwich suffered severe burns to his right foot which removed a layer of skin and requ…

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Worker's tree fall lands farmer in court

The worker dropped onto a barn below before rolling off the roof and ending up on some of the felled branches on the ground

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

The worker climbed up into a large sycamore tree and used a rope supplied by farm owner Hamish Janson to tie the chainsaw to a branch. He s…

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Businessman's safety failures led to worker's injury

The shattered stone slabs after the incident

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

The two-tonne set of ten slabs fell from the side of a lorry as workmen were trying to unload them at a workshop owned by Granite …

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Packaging firm fined £200k over worker's severed fingers

The remains of the workers glove in the machine at the Smurfit Kappa factory in Hensingham

A packaging firm has been fined £200,000 after an employee severely injured both of his hands when they became trapped in heavy machinery at a Whitehaven factory.

The 25-year-old from Egremont, who has asked not to be named, lost four fingers and severed parts of two others in the incident at th…

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

The barn in Edale where the worker fell through the roof

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

The 31-year-old from Wirksworth, who has asked not to be named, was helping to carry out repairs to the roof when one of the corrugat…

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Bedford glazing company fined over workers' injuries

The A frame which collapsed, injuring the two workers

A double-glazing manufacturer based in Bedford has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he and a colleague were hit by toppling sheets of glass.

Justo Llerena, 60, of Stanhope Road, Bedford, was attaching a hook on a pendant crane to the top of an A f…

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Worker's hand injury puts Leeds food company in court

The workers hand injuries after treatment in hospital

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken guard.

The 26 year-old worker, from Halton, Leeds, was removing filling for pasties from a hopper on the machine at the Excel…

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Macclesfield window firm fined over severed finger

The poorly guarded rotating saw at East Cheshire Glass in Macclesfield

A Macclesfield window manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees had a finger cut off by a rotating saw.

On 25 February, East Cheshire Glass Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its factory on London Road on 30 July 2010.

Macclesfield…

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Balfour Beatty fined after worker suffers severe injuries

The conveyor which caused Mr Hawleys injuries

A major rail infrastructure company has been fined after a man suffered serious hand injuries in two separate incidents less than a year apart.

On 12 May 2009 Keith Hawley, 64, of Chaddesdon, Derby, was manoeuvring a large piece of rail track into a press at Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems Ltd.…

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Brick firm fined after worker loses thumb

The brick pressing machine which caused the workers injuries

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

The 60 year-old man was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield after the incident at Normanton Bric…

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Surrey firm fined for worker fall

The rooflight opening through which the worker fell - subsequently boarded to prevent further falls

A Surrey carpentry firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull when he fell through a roof light at a construction site in Cobham.

The 21-year-old, who does not wish to be named, also suffered soft tissue damage to his right hamstring in the fall on 7 June 2012 at a…

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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

The fairground ride from which the 12-year-old girl fell

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

The girl fell several metres from the end seat of the High Roller ride, as it swung through the air, and landed on the platform below.

She suffered…

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