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Food company fined £858,000 after worker loses arm

A food production company has been fined £858,000 after an employee had his arm amputated after becoming entangled in an industrial food mixer. Lee Simpson was removing filling ingredients from a paddle mixer, from which the contents could be removed at the front, at David Wood Baking Limited’s premises in Sheerness, Kent when his right […]

Firm fined after blind man falls into open manhole

A family-run plumbing business has been fined £4,000 after a blind man fell into an open manhole. The 62-year-old registered-blind resident of Hanover Court, a sheltered housing development in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, suffered injuries to his left leg in the fall on February 19, 2020. The manhole at the sheltered housing development had been left open […]

Health and Safety Statistics 2021/22

Health and safety statistics for Great Briton (2021-2022) that have been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which 914,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety 477,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder 123,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe […]

Company fined after worker falls from a fork-lift truck

A carpentry and joinery company has been fined after a man working unsecured on the forks of a fork-lift truck fell 3.5 metres to the ground. The man was working for Staircraft Group Limited at their head office site at Bayton Road Industrial Estate, Exhall, Coventry on 14 June 2021. The employee was working from […]

Maximum fine for fire safety breaches handed to landlord of Dawlish property

A maximum fine for fire safety breaches has been handed to an estate agent in Dawlish, after business safety officers from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) investigated the property in 2021. Mr Force, now retired but formerly of Force and Sons estate agents, pleaded guilty to three charges at Newton Abbot Magistrates […]

Sentencing for companies and employees after 18-year-old worker dies

Two companies and two people have been sentenced after an 18-year-old construction worker was fatally injured while working on a house-build construction site in Boston, Lincolnshire. P & R Plant Hire (Lincolnshire) Limited, D. Brown (Building Contractors) Limited, Brent Woods and Darrell Tripp were all fined following the death of Josh Disdel. Mr Disdel, and […]

Firm fined after worker’s hand cut off in machine

Christopher Wright, 59, from Oswestry in Shropshire, had his hand cut off at the wrist when he was caught in the chain drive of a box-making machine while working a factory in Wrexham. His hand was reattached during an 11-hour operation but Christopher has been left with lifelong effects. He said: “It’s impacted on everything […]

Company fined after worker suffered fall from height

11th March 2022 Infiniti Roofing and Construction Ltd has been sentenced for breaches of safety regulations after an employee fell through a gap in scaffolding and sustained multiple injuries whilst working on a building at Havers Hill, Eastfield, Scarborough. York Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 15 November 2017, a 20-year-old labourer who was working on […]

Spring manufacturer sentenced after worker severs fingers

17th March 2022 A spring manufacturing company has been fined after an employee had two fingers of his right hand severed whilst attempting to lubricate a bandsaw. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 2 October 2019, a labourer employed by Hanson Springs Ltd in Rochdale was assisting in the cutting back department to cut sections […]