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Firm fined for failing to hold insurance

19-08-2013

picture shows a solar panelA Sunderland firm has been fined for failing to hold statutory insurance that enables employees to claim compensation should they be injured at work.

An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following information received suggesting Sun Spirit Ltd. was uninsured.

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Guarding failures left pensioner with life-threatening injuries at wood yard

12-02-2013

The log splitter which caused Mr Fryetts injuriesA 73-year-old worker at a Norfolk wood yard was left with life-threatening and life-changing injuries that could have been prevented had the log splitter he was using been better configured and guarded, a court has heard.

Basil Fryett, of Great Massingham, King's Lynn, has spent almost six months i…

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