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Roofing company fined £7,000 after employee’s five-metre fall

A Lewisham roofing company has been fined £7,000 for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall from a property in Bromley.

Daniel Dennis, 22, from Lewisham, fractured his pelvis, back and broke his arm, in the incident at Dorset Road on 30th January 2013.

His employer Element Roofing Co. Ltd was prosecuted on 28th April after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that more should have been done to prevent the fall. Read more

Personal Injury: Teenager’s horrific arm injuries lead to court for Nottinghamshire firm

A Nottinghamshire company has been fined £40,000 after a 19-year-old employee severed most of his forearm in an unguarded machine.

Mark Marshall, of Retford, was working on an assembly line at Kybotech Ltd’s site in Ollerton Road, Tuxford, when the incident happened on 11th July 2013.

His hand and much of his forearm was severed and it was later reduced further during surgery. Read more

Personal Injury: Company fined £20,000 after worker severs two fingers

A leading international aluminium fabricator has been fined £20,000 after a worker severed two fingers when his left hand was trapped in the loading clamps of an aluminium metal extrusion machine.

The 41-year-old from Tibshelf, Derbyshire, who does not want to be named, lost the end of his little finger and his ring finger to his second joint, as well as suffering burns, following the incident at Sapa Profiles UK on 18th March 2014. Read more

Personal Injury: Firm and director fined £15,000 each after excavation collapse

The director of a building firm, who was partially buried when the high sides of an excavation he was working on collapsed on him, has been fined £15,000.

Paul Connolly, director of Bushey-based PNT Contractors Ltd, had to be rescued by workers digging him out by hand after the excavation collapse at a site in Essex in July 2014. He was taken to hospital and suffered a broken leg and ankle. Read more

Firm and roofer fined total of £9,600 after workers spotted working unsafely at height

A West Midlands engineering firm and a Shropshire roofer have been fined a total of £9,600 after a member of the public spotted men working unsafely at height.

The concerned passer-by spotted two workers, both sons of roofer Alan Lane, standing on the pitched roof of Nathan Engineering (Wednesfield) Ltd, on the Neachells Lane Industrial Estate, without any safety measures to prevent or protect them from a fall. Read more

Personal injury: Firm fined £10,000 after worker loses arm

A Welsh company has been fined £10,000 for serious safety failings after a woodworker had his right arm severed while clearing sawdust from underneath a circular saw.

Brian Morris, 59, from Llanbadarn Fynnyd, was working at Stagecraft Display Ltd’s factory just outside Llandrindod Wells in Powys and was coming towards the end of his 11-hour shift when the incident happened on 23rd February 2012. Read more

Jaguar fined £40,000 after electrician dragged into machinery

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd has been fined £40,000 for safety breaches after an employee was crushed after being dragged into inadequately guarded machinery.

The 57-year-old maintenance electrician, from Northfield, Birmingham, punctured both lungs and broke ten ribs, his breastbone, two bones in his spine and two in his right hand.

He had blood clots on his heart and kidneys and was in an induced coma in intensive care for 12 days. Read more

Fuel firm fined £25,000 after tanker explosion causes horrific burns

A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion.

One of the men suffered life-changing injuries that left him in a critical condition and means he is now unable to expose his skin to direct sunlight.

The 32-year-old from Eccles, who has asked not to be named, spent three and a half months in hospital and is unlikely ever to be able to return to work. Read more

Personal injury: Firm fined £10,000 after plasterer breaks back

A building firm has been fined £10,000 after a plasterer broke his back when he fell three metres during the construction of a six-bedroom house.

CB Homes Ltd, the main contractor for the development at Little Budworth in Cheshire, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found the company failed to ensure adequate guard rails were in place on the first floor landing to prevent falls. Read more

House builder fined £10,000 for ignoring safety warnings

A house building firm has been fined £10,000 after it ignored repeated warnings about safety at a building site for a row of terraced houses in Manchester.

Waterloo Construction (Manchester) Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it continued to stack bricks on scaffolding without measures in place to stop them falling and injuring people below.

Trafford Magistrates’ Court was told that an HSE inspector had identified the issue on a visit to the building site for ten new terraced houses on Elizabeth Street in Cheetham Hill on 14th November last year. Read more