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Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height
 A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2 May 2017, the employee was working for and under the control of MP Building Limited. He climbed...
Redcar SSI: Two hurt in fire on former steelworks site
 Two people have been injured in a fire on a former steelworks site.Fire crews were called to the former coke ovens at the SSI site in South Bank, between Middlesbrough and Redcar, at about 14:15 BST. The site has been evacuated and a cordon has been extended to 250m (820ft)...
Lancashire furniture manufacturer fined after worker injured by machinery
 A furniture manufacturer, A and L Furnishings Ltd, has been fined after an employee was injured whilst operating unguarded machinery.Preston Magistrates’ Court heard that on 19 March 2018, the employee had been using a horizontal drilling machine to make parts for a chair at the company...
Events company fined £161,000 after caravan forklift operation goes wrong
 A company that manufactures stands for exhibitions and organises corporate events has been fined £161,000 after an employee was injured during an unsafe lifting operation at its premises in the West Midlands.On 5 July 2018 employees of Sovereign Exhibitions and Events were attempting to...
Companies fined £118,000 after worker left blind in one eye by roof fall
 A Midlands manufacturer that owned a warehouse and the contractor it hired to carry out repairs to pipework on it have been fined respectively £100,000 and £18,000 after a worker slipped and fell from height, resulting in head injuries and partial vision loss.   Dudley...
West Midlands companies sentenced after worker suffers life-changing injury
 Two companies have today been fined after a contractor suffered permanent damage to his eyesight following a fall.Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 April 2016, a contractor, who worked for Kingswinford Engineering Co Limited, had been hired to repair a section of pipework on the...
Company and director sentenced after multiple workers diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome
 A company providing specialised services in rock drilling, cliff stabilisation and rock anchors, and its director, have been sentenced after a number of workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how three employees had developed...
Company sentenced after worker injured by unguarded machinery
 A company that manufactures absorbent products has been fined after an agency worker suffered a life-changing injury to her hand when it was caught in a rotating fan blade. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 18t October 2017, the 34-year-old agency worker had been...
£400,000 fine for NHS board after rope-access window cleaner fell from height
From:  https://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/news-and-prosecution/400-000-fine-for-nhs-board-after-rope-access-window-cleaner-fell-from-heightThe NHS board serving south Wales has been fined £400,000 for failing to oversee its maintenance contractor after a worker using abseiling...
Concrete production company pleads guilty after employee loses four fingers
 A concrete production company has today been fined after a welder lost four fingers during an unsafe lifting operation.Southwark Crown Court heard how on 27 September 2016, at the company’s Kings Cross site in York Way, a forklift was being used to lift and swivel a large metal gate...

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