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.
Health & Safety - Prosecutions - Wiser Safety
Up to 40 workers were exposed to asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm.
A building manager has been jailed over safety failures which resulted in the death of a woman who was killed by falling window frames.
Men working on a roof without edge protection have led to fines for two roofing contractors after the HSE investigated the hazardous working conditions.
A girls’ school has been fined for breaching work at height regulations after a teacher fell from a stepladder and was left unconscious.
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.
A Cambridgeshire plumber has been sent to prison for 16 months for undertaking unsafe gas work.
A worker died when plastic bales fell on top of him while he was cleaning a storage yard.
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.
SCLA Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing hand injuries while operating machinery.
Nottinghamshire County Council has been sentenced after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.
Hague Construction Limited has been sentenced following the death of ground worker.
CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London.
South West Water has been sentenced following the death of 54-year-old catchment operator Robert Geach, who drowned in a filtration tank.
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.
Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injuries after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).
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.
A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker injured his hand in a printing press.
The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings.
An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.