Tags: Company fined

Balfour Beatty fined after worker suffers severe injuries

A major rail infrastructure company has been fined after a man suffered serious hand injuries in two separate incidents less than a year apart. On 12 May 2009 Keith Hawley, 64, of Chaddesdon, Derby, was manoeuvring a large piece of rail track into a press at Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems Ltd in Osmaston Street,…

Dumfries and Galloway Council fined over safety failure

A council has been fined £40,000 on a charge of failing to ensure a safe system of work for sub-contracted vehicles carrying out road repairs. It followed an accident on the minor road between Rhonehouse and Tongland in Dumfries and Galloway in April 2010. The collision resulted in road paver driver Robbie Murray being trapped…

Firm fined £160,000 after technician’s death at factory

An experienced technician at a plastic products factory in Cornwall was killed after he was crushed between the plates on a machine used to make plastic lids. Shaun O’ Dwyer, 54, originally from North Yorkshire, but living in Redruth died in the incident on 30 May 2008 at Curver UK Ltd’s factory on Cardew Industrial…

Liverpool businessman fined £112k over roof fall death

A Liverpool businessman has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site. John McCleary fell 15 feet while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul…

Company’s risk assessment failure

A forklift truck driving employee of Manufacturer Vesuvius UK Limited of Derbyshire was badly injured when he fell from a ramp whilst unloading a lorry on 15th February 2010. He was unloading a 7-metre long container at its Sheepbridge Works in Chesterfield using his truck and mobile ramp when the ramp became separated from the…

Workmen injured as walkway collapsed

Two workmen were treated for minor injuries after the partial collapse yesterday afternoon of a walkway serving HMS Belfast moored on the Thames near Tower Bridge. The walkway is constructed partly from scaffolding members and appears to have sheared at the point it joins with the ship. It came to rest partially submerged in the…

Labourer was engulfed by fireball

A 43-year old labourer’s clothes were set on fire in an incident at Macclesfield Town FC’s training ground in Knutsford, Cheshire, on 18th September 2009 after a colleague using an excavator fractured an underground liquid petroleum gas (LPG) pipe in the trench he was standing in. He sustained burns to his face, neck and arms,…

Waste company breach Workplace Regulations

Collier Industrial Waste Ltd has been fined £20,000, plus almost £10,000 in costs, in connection with a breach of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 in the circumstances of an industrial accident in January 2010 in which a 60-year old man sustained multiple injuries when struck by a reversing vehicle at the company’s…

Industrial accident resulted in severe head injury

A cardboard box manufacturer has been fined £20,000 plus costs of £12,190 at Dartford Magistrates’ Court in connection with an industrial accident in which an employee, who was trying to pull a pallet of cardboard boxes across his trailer from the driver’s side to the curb side, fell 1.5 metres to the ground. He fell…

Company fined after failing to provide workers with adequate safety equipment

Two employees of Aquacoat Ltd of Derby were observed by passing HSE inspectors as they worked on the roof of a residential property in Oldfield Drive, Swadlincote, in June last year. The workmen were not following a safe system of work and were not using safety equipment to prevent falls as they cleaned the roof,…