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Leading UK snack food manufacturer in court

25-09-2012

The block of compacted waste that injured a Walkers Snack Foods employeeWalkers Snack Foods Ltd. has been fined after a 400 kilogramme block of compacted snack waste fell on a worker, breaking his leg.

The employee was working as a forklift truck driver at the company's site in Newark Road, Lincoln, when the incident happened on 17 December 2010. He was trying to put…

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Bridgend firm fined for solar panel installer's roof fall

18-09-2012

A Bridgend firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker plunged nearly six metres through a fragile roof at a children's activity centre.

Joshua Harry, 18, from Swansea, escaped with severe bruising to his back following the incident at Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon, on…

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Shropshire firm fined for worker's fall from height

13-09-2012

A Shropshire firm, which hires out equipment for working safely at height, has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from a cherry picker.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted UK Platforms Ltd. following the incident at the company's depot in Halesfield…

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Firm fined after worker breaks neck and back in roof fall

31-08-2012

A housing repair and maintenance company has been fined after a Nottingham worker suffered serious neck and back fractures falling 2.4 metres through a fragile roof.

The 49-year-old employee needed to wear a body and neck brace for three months after falling head first through an outhouse r…

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Firm fined after worker hurt in fall

05-08-2012

A beef supplier has been fined after a worker fractured his spine and heel bone after falling during dangerous work at height at a Lincoln abattoir.

The maintenance engineer has been told he may never fully recover from the injuries he sustained in the incident at Dovecote Park Ltd., Skelli…

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Boat builder fined after man breaks leg in four places

31-01-2012

Green Marine Ltd. has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures when he was knocked off some steps at a disused factory in Southampton.

Southampton Magistrates' Court heard that Green Marine Ltd, a boat builder, was closing down its factory at Spitfire Quay, Southampton, and moving to ne…

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