Monthly Archives: June 2013

HSE prosecute council over near fatal accident at work

Bradford Council have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after serious safety breaches resulted in a near fatal accident at work. A 23-year old employee was working from a height of about 35 feet and was pruning dead branches when the cherry picker overturned which sent him crashing to the ground. As […]

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Chocolate company prosecuted for man’s severed finger

A Northampton chocolate company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an employee sustained a severed finger using an inadequately guarded machine. Joao Countinho was cleaning the “Depositor”, a machine that pipes liquid chocolate into moulds, when the accident at work happened in February 2012. Mr Countinho removed the rotors and reached […]

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Accident at work leaves man with severe crush injuries

A man from North Wales has suffered severe crush injuries in an accident at work at a Bolton company. The 61 year old worker, who has asked not to be named, was crushed between two trucks at the DS Smith Paper Ltd.’s recycling plant in February 2010. He suffered fractured ribs, a fractured right collar […]

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Man loses sight in one eye after accident at work

A 49 year old man from South Shields has lost the sight in one eye after an accident at work. The man was working at Faltec Europe Ltd.’s when a compressed air hose whipped him in the face in July 2012. The man, who has asked not to be named, was carrying out maintenance work […]

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Man loses finger in unguarded machinery accident at work

A 53 year old man has lost his finger in an unguarded machinery accident at work while feeding metal sheets into a conveyor. Brian Allen was working for Ardagh Metal Packaging in Merthyr Tydfil, a tin can factory, when the accident occurred in January 2011. He was feeding metal sheets into the conveyor of the […]

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Man severely injured from fall in accident at work

A 29 year old man has been severely injured in an accident at work when he fell ten metres through a roof of a school sports hall. Lee Byrne was working on a project to replace the raised roof on the sports hall at Loreto High School in Chorlton with a flat roof when the […]

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