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CIVILS FIRMS PAYS PRICE OVER PUBLIC DANGER

Posted on 20th June 2017
Fencing wire struck member of public relaxing in own garden

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WRONGLY INSTALLED MACHINE SEVERED HAND

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Manufacturer instructions not followed during saw installation

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ASPHALT MIXER CLAIMS FINGERS OF WORKMAN

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Guarding on mixing machine below the safety standard required

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IGNORING SENSIBLE ADVICE COSTS OVER £300K

Posted on 2nd February 2017
Courts continue to ramp up health and safety fines

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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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CONCRETE CONVEYOR REMOVED ARM OF WORKMAN

Posted on 29th July 2016
Guarding, lock off procedures and system of work all found lacking

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STEEL GIANT FINED CIRCA £2M OVER MACHINE RISK

Posted on 26th July 2016
Workers suffered hand injuries in two separate machinery incidents

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FIRM FAILED TO RISK ASSESS ‘ADAPTED’ MACHINE

Posted on 20th July 2016
Entanglement in rotating machinery ends in £200,000 fine

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USE OF EMERY CLOTH ON LATHE LEADS TO INJURY

Posted on 20th July 2016
Unacceptable method used to polish metal bars

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PLANT REPAIR FATALITY REVEALS MULTIPLE CAUSESi

Posted on 14th June 2016
Firms fined over £800,000 after workman crushed by tail gate

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OVERSEAS MANUFACTURER AND UK SUPPLIER FINED

Posted on 10th June 2016
Machine injury prompts two HSW Act Section 6 prosecutions

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FINES CONTINUE TO RISE UNDER NEW RULES

Posted on 10th May 2016
Major manufacturer fined £800,000 following serious arm injury

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ENGINEER DIED WORKING UNDER ‘AD HOC SYSTEM’

Posted on 28th January 2016
Crane engineer trapped between drive motors and boom

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MAJOR BUILDING PRODUCTS FIRM FINED £750,000

Posted on 21st December 2015
Missing conveyor hazard guard caused death of young workman

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HARNESS FATALLY ENTANGLED IN UNGUARDED SHAFT

Posted on 14th December 2015
Engineer died when drawn on to wind farm rotating power train

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WORKMEN DRAGGED TO THEIR DEATH BY CONVEYOR

Posted on 7th December 2015
Failure to assess risks and isolated plant under maintenance

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NON-COMPLIANT MACHINE CAME FROM OUTSIDE EU

Posted on 24th November 2015
Equipment which injured workman lacked CE marking

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FAILURE TO LOCK OFF PLANT CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 21st October 2015
Workman died after being pulled into industrial blender

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CONCRETE PUMPING FIRM FINED AFTER FOOT INJURED

Posted on 21st October 2015
Failed interlock allowed access to dangerous hopper ‘paddles’

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PILING CONTRACTOR OPERATED UNGUARDED RIG

Posted on 13th October 2015
Exposed piling auger found despite previous HSE advice

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FIRM FINED £10k OVER IGNORED PROHIBITION NOTICE

Posted on 8th December 2014
Guards not fitted to woodworking machines despite HSE instruction

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POWERED SCHOOL GATE TRAPPED YOUNG CHILD

Posted on 14th July 2014
Installation contractor failed to fit required guarding system

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FIRMS SENTENCED OVER CHILD SLIDING GATE DEATH

Posted on 16th June 2014
Rise in use of automated gates requires greater vigilance

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PRECAST CONCRETE FIRM FINED OVER SAFETY FAILINGS

Posted on 25th June 2013
Machine modification undermined integrity of protective system

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DEMO FIRM FINED OVER CRUSHING PLANT DEFECTS

Posted on 3rd June 2013
Swift action by colleagues saved life of demolition plant workman  

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WORKER LOST LEG THROUGH UNGUARDED SLURRY MIXER

Posted on 30th May 2013
Company boss aware vital guard missing yet failed to take action

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BY-PASSED MOBILE PLANT SAFETY SWITCH CLAIMS LIFE

Posted on 29th April 2013
Plant operator became entangled in rotating tarmac cutter wheel 

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WHEEL CLEANING EQUIPMENT SEVERED FINGERS

Posted on 25th January 2013
Adapted cleaner on construction site proved dangerously defective

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DIRECTOR IGNORED BASIC CHAIN SAW SAFETY RULES

Posted on 12th December 2012
Building company boss prosecuted over avoidable saw injury

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CONSULTANT PROSECUTED FOR NOT SPOTTING DEFECTS

Posted on 29th October 2012
Client and health and safety adviser both fined over lack of safeguards

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CONCRETE PUMP LINE BURST SENDS DEBRIS ONTO POLICE CAR

Posted on 16th September 2012
Poor maintenance ends in injury to member of public and costly prosecution

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CONCRETE PUMPING MACHINE DEFECT LED TO AMPUTATION

Posted on 1st July 2012
Pump supplier and user prosecuted over failure to prevent access to danger

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MACHINERY INSTALLER PROSECUTED AFTER HAND SEVERED

Posted on 30th May 2012
Failure to integrate machinery properly with the existing work equipment

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FINGERS OF CARPENTER SEVERED DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 7th April 2012
Building contractor prosecuted over failure to provide properly guarded saw

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FIRM FINED £300K OVER LIFT INSTALLER DEATH AT HEATHROW

Posted on 30th March 2012
Wake up call for all involved in the installation and maintenance of lifts

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PROJECT SITE MANAGER FINED FOR ‘EAGERNESS’

Posted on 8th September 2011
Manager instructed unsafe use of heavy-duty concrete core drill 

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CONCRETE PRODUCTS WORKER ARM SEVERED IN AUGER

Posted on 21st July 2011
Vital maintenance safety procedures not communicated to key worker

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TEENAGER SEVERED HAND ON VERTICAL PANEL SAW

Posted on 6th July 2011
Timber frame firm failed to provide training during first week at work  

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FIRM AND H&S CONSULTANT PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 16th June 2011
Concrete blockmaking plant not subject to ‘meaningful’ risk assessment  

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SHOPFITTING FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FINGER AMPUTATION

Posted on 16th June 2011
Training and instruction not provided despite risk assessment conclusions

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JOINERS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH IMPROVEMENT NOTICE

Posted on 11th May 2011
Dust extraction system not maintained in an efficient state to control wood dust

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DEFECTIVE SCREED PUMP GUARD ENDS IN HEFTY FINES

Posted on 18th February 2011
Workman suffered permanent damage to hand caught in rotating blades

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CIRCULAR SAW ACCIDENT AT LAMINATE FLOOR FIRM

Posted on 3rd December 2010
Unsuitable machine caused severe injury in laminated flooring factory

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CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MAKER MACHINERY FAILURE

Posted on 29th September 2010
Horrific hand injury follows rotary valve machinery guarding inadequacies

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BUILDING MATERIALS MANUFACTURER FINED AFTER FATALITY

Posted on 22nd September 2010
Company prosecuted after fatal injuries inflicted by mixing machine blades

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BUILDING FIRM FINED FOLLOWING WOOD MACHINE INJURY

Posted on 7th September 2010
Machine operator seriously injured in workshop spindle moulder accident

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PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE WORKER SPEARED BY CABLE

Posted on 20th August 2010
Worker left with hole through shin after impaling accident at concrete works

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BUILDING PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER FINED

Posted on 24th June 2010
Workman died crushed between concrete blocks and metal platform

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PROSECUTION OVER DANGEROUS MACHINERY

Posted on 16th March 2009
Construction products manufacturer failed to maintain precautions

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND FINED

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Falling stack of MDF sheets kills young apprentice

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