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Landlord prosecuted for putting students at risk

13-02-2012

A Glasgow GP has been fined after failing to maintain a gas boiler at a student flat he owned in Oxford.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Dr Tariq Mahmood for breaching Gas Safety Regulations in December 2010.

Oxford Magistrates' Court heard that on 17 December 2010, a gas installer…

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Company fined £133,000 after unguarded machinery death

09-02-2012

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, Railcare Ltd. were fined £133,000 (reduced from £200,000 on account of their guilty plea) for a breach of Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, following the death of one of their employees on 15 December 2008 at the company’s premises on Charl…

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Glasgow demolition worker fatally injured

30-08-2011

Whiteinch Demolition Limited, a Glasgow demolition contractor has been fined after a worker was killed when a weight from a face shovel machine fell on him.

On 12 May 2008 Bernard McCarroll, aged 68 years from Croy, was dismantling a hydraulic excavator at the company's yard in Glasgow by the proces…

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Glasgow landlord fined for illegal gas work

27-05-2011

Mohammed Aslam allowed his tenants to live with dangerous gas appliances and carried out gas work in a house and flat he owned despite not being legally qualified to do so.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that their investigation found the landlord illegally installed a boiler at a ho…

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Glasgow

09-05-2011

The Daily Record reports that one man has died and two other people have been taken ill with Legionnaires' disease.

The Greater Glasgow's Public Protection Unit met with Health Protection Scotland, Environmental Health and the Health and Safety Executive to investigate whether or not there is a comm…

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