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Fines imposed following scaffolding fall death

Scaffold over-roof at Washington Avenue, St. Leonards on SeaA firm, its director and a supervisor have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker died from injuries sustained in a fall from scaffolding at a construction site in East Sussex.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Apex Scaffolding (Sussex) Ltd., its director, Michael Wa…

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Fines for 'unsafe' Croydon construction company

Unsafe working practices at the Anza Ltd. siteA Croydon-based construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Lewisham despite repeated warnings.

Anza Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after inspectors found serious safety issues during two visits to a construction sit…

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Man jailed for illegal inspections of play equipment

A Chester man has been jailed for more than 14 months after repeatedly ignoring a legal order preventing him from inspecting inflatable play equipment.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Peter McCormack (previously known as Peter Coltilda and Peter John Morrell), of Garden Lan…

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Shipyard fined after apprentice fell from scaffolding

An apprentice worker was badly injured after he fell off scaffolding which was not properly secured at Pendennis Shipyard Ltd. in Falmouth.

In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 27 April, Truro magistrates heard that David Banks, from St Austell, who was 19 at the…

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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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Bedford dry cleaners fined for safety failings

A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers' lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.

Bedford Magistrates' Court heard inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Kempston Cleaners in Tavistock Street on 1 July 2011 after an alert from an …

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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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Carlisle boss fined after ignoring fire warnings

The owner of a pallet manufacturing firm has appeared in court after he allowed fires to be repeatedly lit at his premises next to gas storage sites in Carlisle.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted George Ward after he ignored warnings about lighting fires at Brampton Pallets, which …

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Poor construction site management lands firm and director in court

An Edgware-based construction company and its director have been fined after carrying out unsafe demolition and construction work at a house in Surrey.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Laxmi Developments Ltd and its director, Vijay Madhaparia, of Tavistock Road, Edgware, for fail…

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Yorkshire horse trainer fined for skylight fall

The owner of racing stables in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a yard worker fell more than three metres through a skylight in a stable block.

Paul Cussons, who had worked at Thorndale Farm near Richmond for 26 years, was asked by trainer and bloodstock agent Alan Swinbank to cut down …

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Suspended prison sentences for illegal gas fitters

Two men who operated a Harrogate-based plumbing firm have been handed suspended prison terms for falsely claiming to be Gas Safe registered engineers and leaving one local family in "immediate danger".

The men, sole employees and directors of PH Plumbing and Heating Engineers Ltd, were found out …

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Lancashire roofer caught on camera risking lives

A Lancashire roofer has been prosecuted after he and two employees were spotted on a shop roof without any protection to stop them falling.

Ross Singleton, who trades as Ross's Roofing, was photographed by an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as he and the two other workers car…

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Rotherham recycling company fined for "blatant disregard" of employee safety

London Wiper Company Ltd. displayed "a blatant disregard" for the safety of 120 workers by failing to protect them properly against dangerous parts of cutting and crushing equipment.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a catalogue of safety breaches during an inspection of the Univers…

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Builder given Community Service Order for unsafe gas work

A self-employed Lockerbie builder has been given a Community Service Order after he carried out unsafe gas installation work at a house near Dumfries.

Kevin Graham was carrying out general building and plastering work at Greenbank Cottage on the outskirts of Ecclefechan during the Spring and Summer o…

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Demolition firm fined for site asbestos failings

Walsh Plant Hire and Demolition Contractors Ltd. has been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at the former Revlon factory in Maesteg.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found Walsh Plant Hire and Demolition Contractors Ltd of Pontypridd ignore…

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Cardiff building site manager fined for ignoring safety notices

A Cardiff construction site manager has been fined after failing to comply with two safety orders issued to protect workers from injury.

Mr Haider Zaman was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for ignoring two Improvement Notices served while he was refurbishing two residential pr…

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Two firms prosecuted for dangerous building site

Two construction companies have been fined for "appalling" standards at a building site in the London Borough of Merton.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted principal contractor, Kubik Homes Ltd, and the subcontractor, Bellway Developments Ltd after visiting the site in Wimbledon on sev…

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Barnet bread company fined after man dies from fall

Ovenpride Wholesale Ltd. has been fined after a man died of injuries sustained when he fell from a stepladder.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Ovenpride Wholesale Ltd. and manager Amjad Mahmood for failing to provide a safe system of work which, led to the death of handyman Rocco Ca…

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Woodworker prosecuted for safety failing

Asif Iqbal risked serious injury to himself and an employee after ignoring safety guidance and continuing to use an unguarded circular saw.

Dewsbury Magistrates' Court heard that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors were forced to issue two separate Prohibition Notices to stop him using the …

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Refurbishment company fined after exposing public to asbestos

Shengxuan Company Ltd has been fined after workers and the public were exposed to asbestos in a Leicestershire village.

The Health and Safety Executives's investigation found the firm had not made its workers aware of the dangers of asbestos and had not given them any training in how to recognise or…

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