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Principal contractor sentenced for unsafe excavation work

21st March 2022 Unsafe excavation work in Gibraltar Lane, Denton Unsafe excavation work in Gibraltar Lane, Denton A principal contractor has been sentenced after he was found to have supervised unsafe excavation work at a site in Denton, which put workers in danger and rendered the neighbouring property unstable. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how between […]

Contractor fined for failing to comply with health and safety regulations

A sole trader has been fined for failing to plan, manage and monitor construction work being carried out under their control. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how Rytis Tamasaukas was the principal contractor carrying out extensive refurbishment works to extend a detached property in Chigwell, Essex. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out six site […]

2020/21 Health and Safety Stats released by the HSE

On 16 December 2021, the HSE published statistics covering work-related ill health, non-fatal workplace injuries and enforcement action taken by the regulator, in the 2020/21 period. The statistics reveal that 1.7 million workers were suffering from a work-related illness (new or long standing) in 2020/21. Of these, 800,000 were attributable to stress, depression or anxiety, […]

Recycling firm admits causing manslaughter of employee who died of fatal head injuries

Managers at a recycling firm where a scrap metal worker was killed after suffering head injuries have admitted health and safety failures. Stuart Towns, 35, died after being struck from above whilst working at the Alutrade Ltd site in Oldbury, on 24 July 2017. The company, Alutrade Limited, admitted corporate manslaughter. Two company directors and […]