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Employer fined after electrician injures back in fall

22-05-2012

An apprentice electrician sustained serious back injuries after falling through a ceiling while working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre.

Richard O'Connor's employer Roberts and Prowse (Swindon) Ltd. failed to carry out a specific risk assessment for the work, and failed to ensur…

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Shipyard fined after apprentice fell from scaffolding

30-04-2012

An apprentice worker was badly injured after he fell off scaffolding which was not properly secured at Pendennis Shipyard Ltd. in Falmouth.

In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 27 April, Truro magistrates heard that David Banks, from St Austell, who was 19 at the…

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Stockport bus company in court for apprentice's injuries

13-12-2011

One of South Yorkshire's main bus operators has been sentenced for safety breaches after a teenage apprentice was trapped under a 14 tonne bus when its air suspension failed.

Ben Burgin, who was then 17, needed restorative plastic surgery to his nose and eye socket following the incident at Stage…

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