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Yorkshire trailer firm fined £100,000 over driver's death

A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.

Ronald Wood, 59, from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, was struck on the head by the steel vacuum lifter, which weighed two-thirds of a tonne, when it was knocke…

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Rotherham metal firm's safety flaws exposed after worker crushed

Yorkshire Spin Galvanising Ltd. has been prosecuted for safety failings after a maintenance engineer was crushed by a 1.5 tonne weight landing on his back.

The worker suffered a broken shoulder, two cracked ribs and the tops of three vertebrae were snapped off when he was trapped between the count…

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North Yorkshire firm in court for safety breach

A North Yorkshire company has been fined under safety laws after a supervisor suffered severe injuries to his hand.

The man had his right hand crushed with two fingers severed when he attempted to clean an air slide under a large machine used for mixing animal feed.

Northallerton Magistrates’ Cour…

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Warning after asbestos kills man 43 years on from accident

A Yorkshire man survived an industrial accident in 1965 only to die 43 years later because he was not protected from asbestos particles in the aftermath, his family has revealed.

Ken Hoggett worked at the giant Ferrybridge power station when three cooling towers collapsed in 100mph winds.


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Sheffield crane driver's death exposes safety flaws

A Sheffield crane driver died from massive crush injuries just weeks before he was due to become a father, a court was told yesterday.

Alan Winters, 28, was killed when he and colleagues attempted to unload a four-ton crate from a shipping container at the DavyMarkham Ltd factory in Darnall, Shef…

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Fatal explosion at recycling plant

One man died in hospital last night following an explosion at a recycling plant in South Yorkshire. The blast left another man with serious injuries.

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