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Lymington bollard: Council fined £1.4m over girl's injury
 Lymington bollard: Council fined £1.4m over girl's injury A council has been fined £1.4m after a six-year-old girl was injured while playing on a street bollard that had been secured with cable ties.The girl, now aged 10, was climbing on the structure when it toppled over in...
Groundworker engulfed in flames by cable strike
Groundworker engulfed in flames after cable strike  from: Grant Prior  http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2019/11/13/groundworker-engulfed-in-flames-after-cable-strike/16/11/2019A groundworks contractor has been fined after an operative struck an underground electricity cable and...
Worker injured in Stoke-on-Trent fairground ride fall
 A man is in hospital after falling from a fairground ride he was helping to build.Staffordshire Police said the 21-year-old fell 30ft (9m) from the ride at the site off Lichfield Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent at about 15:15 BST on Saturday. The force said he suffered two broken...
£300,000 fine for banksman injuries in Lorry loading accident
 £300,000 fine for unsafe loading accident02 October 2019A LIVERPOOL port operating company has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a load falling from two fork lift trucks (FLTs) at the Port of Liverpool in Seaforth.    Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard that...
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...

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