Firm fined after employee falls through roof

A vending machine company has been handed a sizeable fine after one of its employees fell through a fragile roof. It was after a 40-year-old worker, who wishes to remain anonymous, had been asked to clear out the gutters at … Continued

Platform collapse leads to injury and fines

A construction firm based in the Hertfordshire town of Borehamwood faces fines and costs totalling upwards of £90,000 after an employee suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in an avoidable accident. J Reddington Ltd (JRL) had been given the task of building … Continued

Council prosecuted after carbon monoxide poison risk

A council in Wales has been fined after a woman and foster children were left with a serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following building work. The incident occurred after Newport City Council instructed a home improvement company to relocate … Continued

City Council fined after worker falls from cherry picker

Bradford City Council has accepted a grave safety breach after one of their employees narrowly escaped death following a fall from height. In the incident back in July 2012, the 23-year-old arboricultural worker had been instructed to prune dead branches … Continued

Employer fined after worker has arm entangled in machine

A worker at a concrete manufacturing firm suffered severe injuries to his arm after it became entangled in a machine, an incident which was caused by their employer failing to implement safety measures. Christopher Fay suffered the injuries while using … Continued

Roof firm make second appearance in court over safety failings

A roofing firm based in Monmouth have been handed a hefty fine after not applying correct safety measures, despite a previous appearance in court for a similar reason. The HSE prosecuted Newlook Roof Coatings Ltd after it found that two … Continued

Firm fined after worker suffered a crushed hand

An employer has pleaded guilty to breaching a health and safety regulation, in an incident which saw a worker have his arm severely crushed. Working at the Paper Pallet Factory Ltd, a firm which uses recycled paper to construct palettes, … Continued

Haulage firm found guilty of health and safety breach

The HSE has handed a hefty fine to a haulage company after an employee suffered serious injuries when falling from a fork lift truck. The worker, who wished to remain anonymous, had been stood on a wooden pallet which was … Continued

Supervisor fined after worker falls 10 metres from roof

A site supervisor has been handed a hefty fine by the HSE after a co-worker was paralysed from falling off the roof of a Tyneside warehouse. Working only as a temporary employee, Phillip Giles fell 10 metres from an unprotected … Continued