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Port berth operator fined after worker's legs amputated

06-08-2012

A berth operator at an Essex Port has been fined £20,000 for safety failings after an employee had both legs amputated after they were crushed by a cargo container.

William James, 73, was working on Stanton Grove Limited's berth 47 within the Port of Tilbury when the incident occurred on 26 …

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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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