Monthly Archives: April 2013

Accident at work puts teenager in hospital

An accident at work that put a teenager in hospital leads to a West Yorkshire company being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The teenager from Halifax, who does not wish to be named, had a 1.5 tonne pallet fall on him and trapping his legs. He suffered a broken leg as a […]

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Accident at work sees a man’s arm crushed in machine

A Staffordshire powder coatings company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an accident at work saw a man’s arm get crushed in machinery. Thermaset Ltd manufactures and supplies powder coating paint from their site in Tamworth. To manufacture the paint, a hot and thick product is passed through an extruder […]

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Man suffered major injuries in accident at work

A man from Sutton Coldfield has sustained major injuries in an accident at work where he fell through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate. A self-employed roofer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of this accident at work. The man, who has not been named, was re-cladding […]

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Farmer killed by badly fitted door

A North Yorkshire farmer has been killed when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter that had been badly fitted. Robert Ireland was 71 and died from multiple injuries in October 2010 at his family farm in East Heslerton, near Malton. The roller shutter door had recently been installed and fell from its ‘flimsy’ […]

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Leeds Council prosecuted for toddler’s head injury

A two year old girl suffered a serious head injury following an accident in a public place which saw a rotting flagpole collapse on her. Leeds City Council has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after failing to act on warnings from staff regarding the state of the flagpole. The two year […]

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Several accidents at work lead to prosecution of international firm

International chemical firm, Tata Chemicals Europe Ltd, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following three accidents at work in 2010. One man suffered severe burns to his right foot. A layer of skin was removed and he required 18 months of treatment. Another man was injured when the metal grating on […]

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Fatal accident at work as man falls from height

A building firm and one its directors have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work saw a man fall 15 metres in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield. Galt Civil Engineering Ltd and Peter Stuart were prosecuted following an HSE investigation into the death of Peter […]

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Man from Winton loses leg in accident at work

The director of a Wimbourne building firm has been fined after a self-employed man loses his leg in an accident at work. Dorchester Crown Court were told that David Mitchell, a director of Ferndown Developments Ltd., hired James O’Connor from Winton, to work at a cottage when the accident happened in April 2009. The Health […]

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Firm in court after man suffers multiple injuries in accident at work

A Derbyshire Foundry has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an accident at work saw a man suffer multiple injuries when he was hit by a 1.6 ton steel bar. Dennis Hibberd, 61 from Dronfield, was working for Padley & Venables Ltd. when a nine metre long steel bar, and the […]

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Health and Safety bogus bans revealed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that organisations are using bogus health and safety bans to cover up bad service or to avoid being sued. An expert panel set by the HSE to expose health and safety myths says that such bans were being used to stop legitimate activities. Such bans have included […]

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