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Transport risk management was ‘well below the required standard’

A worker suffered multiple serious injuries when a trolley carrying hydraulic rams toppled on its side and trapped him between it and a stillage. DHL and JCB have both been fined in relation to the incident, which happened on 16 October 2013.

Jail sentence in falling window frame case

A building manager has been jailed over safety failures which resulted in the death of a woman who was killed by falling window frames.

Double fines for work at height dangers

Men working on a roof without edge protection have led to fines for two roofing contractors after the HSE investigated the hazardous working conditions.

Prison sentence after dangerous boiler work

The importance of checking that gas engineers are Gas Safe registered has been highlighted again by a case in which a self-employed gas fitter has been sent to prison.

Fire safety breaches exposed vulnerable people

A company from Manchester has been fined £51,000 after a catalogue of fire safety breaches were discovered by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Worker fatally crushed by staircase

CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London.

Power cleaning equipment supplier worker fell from racking

Nailsea Power Cleaning Limited, a supplier of equipment to the high pressure washer trade, has been fined £60,000 for health and safety breaches after North Somerset Council inspectors investigated an incident in which an employee fell 2m and suffered significant injury in November 2014.

Council failed to protect workers health

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injuries after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

Not enough time to undertake proper risk assessment

A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a height of seven metres, suffering fractures to his left foot in the incident on 9 July 2014.

£160k fine for hand injury

A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker injured his hand in a printing press.

Firm guilty of serious safety failings

An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.

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