Tags: Fined

Worker serously injured in industrial accident

An employee of Newcastle-under-Lyme mineral company Dupre Minerals Ltd received multiple injuries in an industrial accident after which he was considered fortunate to be alive. Simon Lowe, 30, sustained serious injuries including deep puncture wounds, internal bleeding, a broken pelvis, fractured spine and lacerated tendons in his thumb when he fell onto spikes attached to…

Firm fined after failing to ensure safety measures at work

A Wiltshire firm has been prosecuted for compromising worker safety after using a homemade harness system during a barn renovation project. Ashton Farms Limited of Spiers Piece Farm were fined £4,000 for each charge (£8,000 in total) and ordered to pay costs of £3,986. Agricultural contractor Ashton Farms Limited, of Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge, exposed employees…