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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...
Engineering company fined after wooden bearer causes fatal injury to employee
 An engineering company has been fined following the death of an employee who was struck on the head by a wooden bearer in the yard of a fabrication workshop.  Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how, on 7 September 2017, James Longair, 62 was helping a colleague who was operating a side...
Roofing contractor company fined after fatal ladder fall
 An Aberdeen based roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold at Jute Street in the city. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that on 21 September 2016, Joseph Kane, an employee of Henderson and Aitken Limited fell from the top...
Company director fined after worker impaled on a spike
 Hafeez Ghafoor, formerly a director of the now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd, has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries.Leeds Crown Court heard that on 25 August 2016, an employee of R K United Ltd was using a lorry loader crane to...
Engineering company fined after wooden bearer causes fatal injury to employee
 An engineering company has been fined following the death of an employee who was struck on the head by a wooden bearer in the yard of a fabrication workshop. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how, on 7 September 2017, James Longair, 62 was helping a colleague who was operating a side loader...
Council fined £100k over six years’ HAVS exposure at maintenance team
 Dacorum Borough Council, a local authority in Hertfordshire, has been fined £100,000 after seven employees developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) through excessive use of power tools.The HSE investigation found that Dacorum Borough Council, which covers the towns of Hemel Hempstead,...
Company and sub-contractor fined after worker falls from height
 Two companies, P.D.R. Construction Limited and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services Limited, have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof whilst carrying out work at height.Teesside Crown Court heard how, on 21 July 2016, the injured person had been in the process of...
Partners of roofing company bowled over for unsafe work
 Both partners of a roofing company have been sentenced following out unsafe work on a Bowls Club in Salisbury.Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how between 23 April and 7 May 2018 workers of CB Roofing were seen working on the roof with unsafe access, no edge protection and nothing to...
Groundworks company fined after security guard suffers life changing injuries
 A groundworks company has been fined after a security guard suffered serious hand injuries.Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how on 17 November 2017 at the site on Ableton Lane in Avonmouth, a plant driver employed by APK Earthmoving Limited requested the assistance of a security guard...
£25k fine after worker crushed by mini-digger driven by untrained supervisor
 A waste management company in Northern Ireland has been fined £25,000 after an employee at a recycling plant was crushed and seriously injured by the grab attachment of a mini-digger as he unloaded a refuse collection vehicle.An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern...

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