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Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured The Lundy Company Limited and Justin Courtney Ford have both been fined after a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile roof. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 August...

Airport fined after young child injured

Airport fined after young child injured

Airport fined after young child injured Birmingham Airport Limited has been fined after a six-year-old boy became trapped in a baggage conveyor. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the boy was trapped by machinery when he found his way into the mesh cage of the...

Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars

Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars

Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars An arboriculture company has been fined after an eighty-two foot tree they were felling crashed down onto two cars and narrowly missed two members of the public. Southend Magistrates Court heard how The F.A....

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation. The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and...

Company fined after the death of employee struck by a vehicle

Company fined after the death of employee struck by a vehicle

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard how the 48-year old employee was working with colleagues to repair roads in...

New driving test changes aim to make test more realistic

New driving test changes aim to make test more realistic

New driving test changes aim to make test more realistic The UK driving test  has changed – There will be four key changes to the driving test that has come into force. What’s changing with the UK Driving Test? Four key changes will be made in an aim to bring the...

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm A plastic recycling company director has received a 10 week prison sentence after a worker’s arm was amputated. Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard how a Clark Technologies Wales Ltd employee was injured whilst he was...

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues A London based construction company, Pride Way Development Ltd, has today been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control fall from height risks. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how,...

Plasterboard recycling company fined for health and safety failures

Plasterboard recycling company fined for health and safety failures

Plasterboard recycling company fined for health and safety failures A Bedfordshire-based plasterboard recycling company has been fined after health and safety concerns were identified during a routine inspection of their premises in Bedfordshire on 22 September 2015....