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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Photo shows the car which fell on a young mechanic at North End Salvage Services in Stalybridge

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

The 22-year-old from Ashton-under-Lyne, who has asked not to be named, suffered severe injuries incl…

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Fuel injection specialists fined after worker injured

A firm specialising in diesel fuel injection has been fined after a worker was set on fire at its Derbyshire premises.

The 23-year-old apprentice mechanic had been with Swadlincote Diesel Fuel Injection Services Ltd. for 18 months. On 16 March 2009, he and another employee were burning rubbish in …

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Bus company prosecuted after worker is crushed

A tour bus operator has been fined after a mechanical engineer suffered serious injuries while working underneath one of its vehicles.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted The Original London Sightseeing Tour Limited for failing to prevent the incident, which happened on 21 October 2009.

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