1 09, 2016

HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over soldier death

By | September 1st, 2016|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over soldier death

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a soldier died when he was shot in the neck on a training exercise. The Fusilier, received a fatal bullet wound to the neck on 14 September 2011 during a ‘live’ training exercise at Lydd Ranges military firing range in Kent. The exercise involved troops approaching a specially built ‘shoot through’ compound (not designed [...]

26 08, 2016

Worker suffers serious burns after clothing catches fire

By | August 26th, 2016|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Worker suffers serious burns after clothing catches fire

A foundry based in Batley has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when his clothing caught fire. Bradford Crown Court heard how an employee of Batley Foundry Limited was undertaking work involving the use of isopropanol and a paint-like solution. The bucket containing the solution caught fire which then set light to his clothes, causing serious burns. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident which occurred on [...]

1 08, 2016

Security firms fined over death of security guard

By | August 1st, 2016|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Security firms fined over death of security guard

Two security companies have been fined after a security guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The man, a 29-year-old father of three, was employed by London based KK Security Services Ltd as a security guard on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security were sub contracted by Veritas Security (Southern) Ltd, a Southampton based company, despite it being written into the contract from the client that no sub-contracting would take place. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard that during [...]

26 07, 2016

Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

By | July 26th, 2016|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how Templetown Canopies Limited use styrene in their production of fibre glass door and window canopies. This substance is hazardous to health and exposure can cause irritation to the nose, throat and lungs. It can also have a neurological effect including difficulty in concentrating, drowsiness, headaches and nausea. An inspection was carried out on [...]

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