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1 01, 2016

Takeaway shop fined for failure to produce ELCI

By | January 1st, 2016|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Takeaway shop fined for failure to produce ELCI

A takeaway shop was fined after for failure to produce an ELCI (Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance) certificate. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was alerted by the fire protection service that the business did not have ELCI. HSE wrote to the company asking for proof of ELCI, and after several letters and a notice to produce, no information was received from the company. Gumus Takeaway Limited, of Eastgate Street, [...]

1 12, 2015

National Grid fined £2 million over failings related to death of schoolboy

By | December 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on National Grid fined £2 million over failings related to death of schoolboy

One of the UK’s biggest gas distributers was sentenced today after admitting safety failings in relation to the death of a young boy. On 24 April 2014, 11-year-old Robbie Williamson and two friends were crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal using a pipeline running on the outside of Dugdale Bridge at Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley. As they were crossing, Robbie fell from the pipe and into the canal below. He was taken to Royal Blackburn [...]

1 11, 2015

Construction site manager fined for safety failings

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A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height. St Albans Magistrates’ Court heard Edwin Heaney failed to take reasonable care of colleagues while operating a construction site vehicle on a house build site on Loom Lane, Radlett, Hertfordshire. He used an excavator to raise a site worker to access work at height to cut a protruding piece of steel. The court was told site [...]

1 11, 2015

Building firm fined after worker hit by mobile platform

By | November 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Building firm fined after worker hit by mobile platform

A Construction company has been prosecuted after a worker was injured by a boom type mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) when it fell from the forks of a tele-handler machine. The 31-year-old worker from Birmingham broke his leg and suffered facial injuries in the incident at Abbey Trading Centre, Alvechurch Highway, Redditch on 19 November 2014. Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard that the injured worker was employed by a groundworks contractor carrying out the work [...]

25 09, 2015

Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

By | September 25th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties. Barnsley Magistrates Court heard that HSE investigated following an incident involving a Berneslai Homes Ltd joiner who received an electric shock while replacing a wooden garden fence around a domestic property in Barnsley on 26 November 2013. The injured person struck an underground electric cable with a metal [...]

1 09, 2015

Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

By | September 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

A construction management company and a director of a construction company were fined for serious safety failings whilst working on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London. Work was carried out by three employees of the construction firm, of Chelmsford exposed them to asbestos over several days after it was disturbed. It will be several years before it is known if the exposure will result in asbestos related disease causing ill health and [...]

25 08, 2015

Further HSE enforcement notices issued at Bosley Wood Flour Mill

By | August 25th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Further HSE enforcement notices issued at Bosley Wood Flour Mill

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley. As part of the on-going investigation, HSE last week served a further Prohibition Notice (PN) on mill owners Wood Treatment Ltd, in relation to dust issues in a shed on the site of the mill. The Prohibition Notice has been served preventing work activities until the issues identified involving the processing and bagging [...]

1 08, 2015

Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

By | August 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. Both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council pleaded guilty to safety breaches when they appeared in court today. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that on 28 June 2012, an 11-year-old pupil from Ferryhill Primary School attended Stonehaven Open Air Pool as part of an educational excursion. During the visit he became submerged [...]

24 07, 2015

Director sentenced after worker dies on second day of job

By | July 24th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Director sentenced after worker dies on second day of job

A company director was sentenced today after a trench collapse which killed a young father on only his second day at work for his company. The man, 24, died when a trench he was digging in Bridgefield Road, Whitstable collapsed in on him. During the prosecution of Wayne Cooper, Canterbury Crown Court heard Coopers Services Ltd had been employed by a domestic client to connect new build bungalows to mains drainage, water and gas [...]

1 06, 2015

Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

By | June 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery. The apprentice was working alongside an experienced colleague on a moulding machine when the incident happened on 23 July 2014. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the teenager had been working alongside a colleague on the machine at the company’s Station Yard Sawmill, when a piece of wood jammed and would [...]

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