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Dorset dairy company fined after worker's arm crushed

A Dorset dairy has been prosecuted after an employee was injured when his arm was pulled into a slurry separator.

Andrew James Ray, 47, was cleaning the equipment at the dairy owned by M Hooper and Sons Ltd. in Winterborne Tomson on 2 January 2009.

Weymouth Magistrates' Court heard an unsafe sys…

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Printing company fined £112,500 over death of worker

One of the UK's leading printing groups has been fined £112,500 at Peterborough Crown Court after a maintenance engineer was crushed to death in a printing press.

Ian Ebbs, a 43-year-old father of two from Morton, near Bourne in Lincolnshire, was working the night shift at the Wyndeham Peterboro…

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Manufacturer fined after hydraulic press crushes Stranraer worker's arm

A machinery manufacturer has been fined after its hydraulic press crushed a Stranraer worker’s arm which was later amputated.

James McKay, 47, had been operating the machine which had been designed by Composite Integration Limited to produce fire helmets. The hydraulic press was being used at M…

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Warwickshire company fined after worker loses fingers

A Warwickshire components manufacturer has been fined after a man's hand was badly crushed in a power press.

The 23-year-old agency worker lost two fingers following the incident at Studley firm Ricor Ltd. on 21 July 2011.

Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court heard how the man was removing a complet…

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Window and door manufacturer fined after worker killed

A firm specialising in the manufacture of wooden doors and windows has been fined for safety failings after a worker died at its Leyton premises.

Andrzej Rokita, a 55-year-old Polish national, had been with M M Contracting Ltd for only 10 days when he attempted to help his son, also an employee,…

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Two Leeds firms in court over worker's crush injuries

A construction worker had both legs broken when a 22-tonne excavator reversed over him on a building site in Leeds, a court has heard.

The 58-year-old man from Barnsley, suffered severe crush injuries when the excavator backed into him as he erected boundary fencing on a Tinshill building site on…

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Fife company fined after lathe crushes worker's leg

A Fife engineering company has been fined £10,000 after a lathe weighing more than a tonne toppled onto a worker’s leg.

Craig Stewart, 21, worked for AG Brown Ltd, a metal fabrication company which specialises in making stairs and other metal products for the oil and gas industries and general…

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Death at Hampstead site leads to prosecution

A construction company and director have been fined following the death of a worker at a site in Hampstead.

Father-of-one, Craig Page, of Islington, was working on a building site in Denning Road, when a mini-crawler crane was in the process of lifting a skip onto the site.

The skip, containing li…

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Hampshire firm fined over death of delivery driver

A Hampshire lift manufacturer has been prosecuted after a lorry driver was killed while delivering goods to its factory in Romsey.

Adam Millichip, 27, from Tenbury Wells, was working for a Worcester-based haulage company and was delivering pallets of sheet steel to Wessex Lift Co Limited in Hamps…

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Norfolk companies prosecuted after cleaner's hand crushed

Two Norfolk companies have been fined after a cleaner's hand was crushed in machinery.

Richard Beane, 34, from Watton in Norfolk was working as a cleaner for SGA House Services Limited which was contracted by Watton Produce Company Limited to work at their Attleborough vegetable packing plant.


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Manchester worker paralysed in crane crush

A scaffolder from Manchester will never walk again after being crushed by metal tubes which fell from a crane.

David Collins, a 31-year-old father of two who worked for Bury firm Spectra Scaffolding, suffered severe injuries to his head, back and leg and is now paraplegic.

The Health and Sa…

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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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Fife worker crushed in potato harvester

A Cupar farming partnership has been fined £112,500 after a worker was killed when he was crushed between the rollers of a potato harvester.

Keith Wannan, 34, from Cupar, died as he was replacing rubber sleeves on the rollers of a potato harvester to prepare it for the new harvesting season.


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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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Parcel firm fined £150,000 after lorry reverses into worker's head

Tufnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £19,000 in court costs after an employee was seriously injured when his skull was crushed by a reversing lorry at the company's depot in West Horndon nr Brentwood, Essex.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that  Sim…

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Northern Ireland H&S consultant fined following fatality

In September 2009 at Miskelly Brothers Ltd. in Ballygowan, Mr Norman McCord was fatally crushed when making adjustments to a block strapping machine.

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) reports that Miskelly Brothers Ltd. was fined a total of £50,000. Steven Jones, trading …

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Gateshead steel firm fined for crush injury

Spartan UK Ltd, of Ropery Road, Teams, Gateshead, has been fined a total of £40,000 after a worker’s feet were crushed in a rolling mill.

Alan Dixon, 62, from Gateshead, was part of a team carrying out routine maintenance at the steel firm’s site in the Teams area of the town.

The Health and S…

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Firms fined after worker crushed

The death of a worker crushed under a 31-tonne concrete beam has led to two firms being fined a total of £130,000, plus costs.

Gary Drinkald, 43, from Aylesbury, was crushed after the concrete beam taken from the bridge fell from the back of a low-loader lorry.

Micor, the main contractor, admitted…

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Fatal industrial accident

A 33 year old man has been killed in an accident on the Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness. The accident happened at about 10:30 on Saturday 5 February 2011.

Initial reports suggest the man was crushed by a falling load of animal feed.

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