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Somerset firm fined after worker crushed under bales

A worker had his lower body crushed when a stack of bales, each weighting a quarter of a tonne, collapsed on him as he sorted waste in a processing shed in Somerset. Aleksandras Fomenkouas, 40, who lived in Bridgwater at the time, suffered serious injuries in the incident on 8 September 2011 while working at…

Lack of risk assessment led to worker crushed under lorry

A Stoke firm, which designs and manufactures trailers for commercial vehicles, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when he was crushed underneath a lorry when the tuck-away tail-lift closed on him, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Mark Dimmock, 28, from Stoke-on-Trent, had only been working for Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers)…

Firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

A Nottinghamshire die-casting firm has been fined after an employee suffered severe burns when he fell into a furnace. Keith Buckley, 59, from Mansfield, was removing equipment from the top of a magnesium furnace at Meridian Lightweight Technologies (UK) Ltd in readiness for the removal of the inner lining when the incident occurred on 16…

Fall from raised forklift led to fatal accident

At Langanside Crown Court Walter C Campbell Joinery has been fined £2K plus £1,750 in costs over a fatal accident at its premises in Ballinamallard, County Fermanagh, in February 2010 in which an electrician died in a fall from a caged platform being raised by a forklift. Investigation found that the platform had not been…

International fencing firm prosecuted for serious safety failings

An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield. Betafence Ltd of Shepcote Lane, Sheffield, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for a serious safety breach following an investigation into the incident which happened on 7 August 2009.…

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…

Companies failed deceased worker

Two construction companies have been prosecuted for health and safety failures that permitted the circumstances for a fatal accident to occur on 20th August 2006 during work on a dual carriageway section of the A5036 Princess Way in Seaforth, Liverpool. A 61-year old employee of Amey Infrastructure Services Ltd (part of the Amey Mouchel joint…

Agency worker seriously injured by unguarded firewood machine

A 26-year old worker lost the fingers and thumb of his right hand as he operated a firewood processing machine at a farm at Hughley, Shropshire, in December last year. Surgeons reattached his thumb but could not reattach his fingers. In order to straighten a log that had become twisted, he had put his hand…