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DEATH AND POORLY MANAGED RISK FINED £3.8 MILLION

Posted on 18th October 2017
Unstable precast concrete panels toppled MEWP and crushed operator

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TRAINING IN CIRCULAR SAW USE FOUND WANTING

Posted on 31st July 2017
Joinery firm failures end in serious hand injury and £230,000 fine

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CYLINDER FAILURE CAUSED DEATH OF TESTER

Posted on 16th February 2017
Hire firm engineer died when pressure vessel ‘cracked’ under test

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STEEL FIRM WORKER LOSES LEG IN CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 14th February 2017
Poor crane maintenance resulted in highly dangerous workarounds

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LOW FALL AND INJURY ATTRACTS £2 MILLION FINE

Posted on 25th January 2017
Workman injured in fall from unsafe position for cleaning machine

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AIR RECEIVER USE SHOWED DISREGARD FOR HSE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Director took risk in desperate bid to complete job for customer

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RETAIL GIANT FINED £2.2m OVER FALLING CAGE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Metal roll cage loaded with paint fell and paralysed young worker

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DRILLING MACHINE INJURY PROMPTS £250,000 FINE

Posted on 24th November 2016
Basic machinery safety deficiencies result in huge financial penalty

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EXCAVATOR TYRE EXPLODED DURING MAINTENANCE

Posted on 18th October 2016
Peripatetic tyre fitter lucky to escape with his life

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METAL CUTTING SAW USED IN UNSAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 26th September 2016
Blade caused massive laceration and missed brain by 3mm

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DRILL AND GLOVES PROVE DANGEROUS COMBINATION

Posted on 19th September 2016
Gloved hand of welder became entangled with drill bit

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CUT-OFF SAW INJURY COSTS COUNCIL £500,000 FINE

Posted on 8th July 2016
London council road worker suffered serious injury cutting trees

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POWER FIRM FINED £1.75 MILLION OVER SCALDING

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Aware of plant defect but failed to repair or remove from use

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GATE MANUFACTURER FINED OVER FALLING ‘LEAF’

Posted on 23rd February 2016
Powered gate failed and workman injured when closing manually

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MAJOR ESCALATOR FIRM FAILED TO PROTECT PUBLIC

Posted on 17th February 2016
Large fine imposed after leg of shopper trapped by missing step

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INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTOR FAILS THE UK TEST

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Proactive prosecution triggered by poor project management

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FLIP OVER SAW LACKED GUARD AND RIVING KNIFE

Posted on 30th June 2015
Young carpenter loses finger on unsafe work equipment

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WORKMAN LOSES ARM IN ROAD SURFACING PLANT

Posted on 27th March 2015
RAMs did not reflect the reality of risk controls in place

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ASSESSMENT, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT MISSING

Posted on 17th November 2014
Developer prosecuted over failure to manage basics safety provisions

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UNSUITABLE PILE CROPPER LED TO SERIOUS INJURY

Posted on 11th November 2014
Hire company warned contractor more powerful equipment needed

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REGULATOR PROSECUTED OVER UNGUARDED MACHINE

Posted on 25th September 2014
Managers unaware of dangerous practice over protracted period

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ANGLE GRINDER SLICED THROUGH LEG OF WORKMAN

Posted on 3rd January 2014
anglegrinderProsecution follows use of unguarded grinder in untrained hands

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ELECTRIC DOOR INSTALLER FINED OVER TRAPPED CHILD

Posted on 4th October 2013
Gate at school entrance did not meet ‘essential safety requirements’

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FIRM FINED OVER TWO WATER JETTING INCIDENTS

Posted on 30th September 2013
Leg amputated after incident whilst jetting concrete bridge column   

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MAJOR BUILDING PRODUCT SUPPLIER PROSECUTED

Posted on 26th September 2013
Modified equipment not assessed for the impact of change on safety

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HIGH FINES & COSTS OVER ‘ROCKETING’ CYLINDER DEATH

Posted on 6th July 2013
Major building services firm and others failed to manage system installation 

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TUNNELLING OPERATOR NEGLECTED SAFETY

Posted on 9th May 2013
Civil engineering firm fined over uncontrolled ‘whiplash’ risk

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