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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...
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...
Company fined £1 million after two employees suffer burns
 A car and commercial vehicle component manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered burns whilst cleaning a distillation tank.Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how on 11 July 2017 two employees of Delphi Diesel Systems Limited were burnt when the vapour of a flammable...
Garden shed manufacturer fined after employee injures hand
A garden shed manufacturer has been fined after an accident at its site in Gateshead resulted in an employee losing the tip of his right thumb and damaging tendons in his right hand.North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 July 2017 the employee of David Bell, who trades as Leam Lane...

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