health and safety

Oldham manufacturer fined over £100,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 20, 2014 Employment Law

An Oldham manufacturing company has been ordered to pay over £100,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees was killed in a workplace accident. Refinery Supplies Limited, a business specializing in the manufacturing of kettles for the zinc and lead smelting industries, was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £125,000 by the […]

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Sentencing Council review publishes new guidance on health and safety offences

by Direct 2 Lawyers November 20, 2014 Employment Law

A Sentencing Council review has proposed that much tougher sentences for breaches of health and safety could be handed down. The Sentencing Council, which has no legislative powers itself, has recommended that tougher sentences be given for corporate manslaughter offences and that greater fines should be imposed on businesses where health and safety offences result in […]

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Waste firm heavily fined after contractor’s arm severed in workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors October 20, 2014 Personal Injury

A Scottish waste recycling firm has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker’s arm was severed in a workplace accident. Steve Dawson, who was 28 at the age of the accident, was employed as a line supervisor for Lowmac Alloys Limited at its premises at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate when the accident […]

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Business heavily fined after employee crushed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors April 17, 2014 Accident Claims Law

A Scottish company has been heavily fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found that breaches of health and safety standards had caused serious injuries to a worker. The Angus-based company was fined £10,000 by a Scottish court after a worker was crushed whilst in the course of employment in November 2012, causing him […]

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Firm heavily fined after serious accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors March 25, 2014 Employment Law

A Staffordshire firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries as a result of a workplace accident, according to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”). The unidentified worker – who asked not to be identified by the HSE – was working for Thomas Bolton Limited when the accident occurred […]

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Firm fined over £250,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors March 4, 2014 Personal Injury

A London firm has been ordered to pay over £250,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam falling on him whilst he was working on a construction project. Bouygues UK Limited has been fined over £250,000 after one of its workers was killed in the accident at work […]

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Engineering firm prosecuted after the death of Preston worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 29, 2013 Personal Injury

An engineering firm has been heavily fined after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences at the Preston Crown Court. Assystems UK Limited was ordered to pay over £200,000 in fines and costs after the death of Mr Liam O’Neill in an accident at work in Bamber Bridge on 12 March 2011. On the […]

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Firm fined £200,000 after worker killed by truck in course of employment

by Redmans Solicitors November 18, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A wood recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed after being struck by a lorry in the course of employment and then run over. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, worked for UK Wood Recycling Limited, a wood recycling company, as a load inspector until the fatal accident on 19 December 2012. On […]

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Firm heavily fined after father-of-three paralysed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 30, 2013 Personal Injury

A company in the north-west of England has been heavily fined by the Preston Crown Court after an employee was seriously injured in an explosion at work. Mr Karol Robaczewski, 38, worked for Fuel Proof Limited until his accident on 9 September 2011. On the day in question Mr Robaczewski was cleaning a 20,000 litre […]

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Demolitions firm heavily fined after two workers hurt in floor collapse

by Redmans Solicitors October 21, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Welsh demolitions firm has been heavily fined after two of its workers were injured in a floor collapse. The two workers, who asked not to be named for personal reasons, were carrying out work for Wrexham Demolition and Dismantling Ltd on 9 September 2008 when the accident occurred. The two employees were on the […]

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Directors and owners of firms prosecuted over death in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

The director of a building company and and the co-owners of a London property firm have been heavily fined and ordered to perform community service after a worker was killed in a trench collapse in 2010. Mr Xian Hou Ye was one of a group of workers contracted by HMB Services Ltd – whose director […]

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Kebab manufacturing company heavily fined by court after accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 7, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A kebab manufacturing company in Essex has been heavily fined by the Chelmsford Crown Court after it was found that it had committed serious breaches of health and safety regulations which had led to substantial injuries to one of its employees. Mr Ethem Torunoglu, 36, was working at Kismet Kebabs Limited at its factory in […]

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Pig farmers heavily fined after worker seriously injured in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors October 2, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A pig-farming business based in the north of England has been heavily fined by the Teeside Magistrates’ Court after a worker was seriously injured in an accident at work. Imogen Simpson, 45, was working at F Brunton & Sons Ltd’s farm premises at Poplar Farm, Guisborough, when the accident occurred on 21 June 2012. She […]

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Health and safety cases in the news this week

by Redmans Solicitors August 20, 2013 Personal Injury

Freight company fined £50,000 after worker hit by falling pallets (HSE) A Suffolk-based freight company has been sentenced for a series of safety breaches after a forklift truck toppled and spilled its load onto a worker, breaking his back. Neil Jennings, 56, of Ipswich, was waiting for his trailer to be loaded in the yard […]

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Care worker injured in fall on icy path wins court battle

by Direct 2 Lawyers August 13, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A carer who sustained physical injuries after slipping on ice in front of a client’s home has won her legal battle against her employer for compensation. Ms Tracey Kennedy, 43, worked as a carer for Cordia in Glasgow when the accident happened in December 2010. On 18 December Ms Kennedey left her home with another […]

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Health and Safety Executive launches clampdown on construction sites

by Redmans Solicitors February 27, 2013 Employment Law

The Health and Safety Executive announced on 18 February 2013 that it would be launching a crackdown on poor health and safety practices on construction sites in Britain. Between 2011 and 2012, it is reported that 49 workers were killed on construction sites in Britain and 2,884 major injuries were reported. Philip White, HSE Chief […]

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Health and Safety at Work: UK Overview

by BritanniaSafety October 9, 2012 Employment Law

Health and safety training often receives a certain amount of ‘bad press’ due to the fact that it is often branded as pointless and “purely common sense”. However, in the UK, employers are bound by health and safety laws and regulations placing importance on health and safety training and awareness. Even if it is considered […]

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