Leeds engineering firm prosecuted for fatal accident at work

An engineering firm in Leeds has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after safety failings resulted in a fatal accident at work. Graham Britten, 46, was killed whilst carrying out maintenance in a vacuum furnace at AETC Ltd in Yeadon. The main isolation valve closed suddenly trapping Mr Britten’s head. He was […]

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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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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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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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Fatal accident at work – sole trader prosecuted

A Berkshire haulier has been prosecuted for health and safety failings which lead to a fatal accident at work. Brian Gutteridge, 67, from Cavensham, had worked for J Mould (Reading) for more than 20 years. He was crossing the road from the main office to the car park at the end of his working day […]

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Fatal accident at work results in HSE prosecution

Two companies have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work occurred. Victim hit on the head by a metal bar. Kristian Lee Norris, 29, from Middlesbrough, was working for Vesuvius UK Limited and was re-lining a steelmaking furnace at Teesside Cast Products, owned by Tata Steel UK […]

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