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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

03-02-2014

Photo shows the scaffold in Wantage with missing ties, bracing and vehicle impact protection

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

Workers and passing members of the public alike were placed at risk because of faults with the structures, which included missing ties, bracing and vehicle impact protection.

West Hagbourne-bas…

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More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks

24-10-2013

Photo shows unsafe work at height discovered during HSE campaign

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive.

During a nationwide campaign, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited 2,607 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place.

Inspectors found basic saf…

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

29-04-2013

The steel beam that struck the worker with the steel trolley, to the right, that it was sitting upon before it fell

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

Conder Allslade was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for serious safety failings that led to the incident at its factor…

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

22-04-2013

Metal fragmentiser

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

The 25 year-old worker had his arm severed when he tried to clear a blockage on a conveyor forming part of a metal sorting line. The …

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Businessman's safety failures led to worker's injury

28-03-2013

The shattered stone slabs after the incident

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

The two-tonne set of ten slabs fell from the side of a lorry as workmen were trying to unload them at a workshop owned by Granite …

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Construction firm fined for dangerous site

13-02-2013

The Stoneforce Ltd site in Northumberland StreetA construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to risks of falling from height and other safety failings at a site in Newcastle city centre.

Stoneforce Limited, of Hertfordshire, was the main contractor hired to carry out work on the refurbishment of a new retail store in Northumberland St…

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Trafford scaffolding firm caught on camera risking lives

08-02-2013

Workers on unsafe scaffolding outside a row of terraced shops in OldhamA Trafford firm has appeared in court after workers were spotted taking down scaffolding without safety measures to prevent them being injured in a fall.

They were witnessed working on the outside of a row of terraced shops on Ripponden Road in Oldham on 4 September 2012 by a passing inspector from…

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Hull firms in court for worker's death in roof fall

20-12-2012

The shattered rooflight where Mr Jackson fellTwo Hull firms and a company director have been sentenced for joint safety failings relating to the death of a worker who plummeted more than eight metres through a fragile rooflight while cleaning gutters.

Kevin Jackson, a father of five, suffered multiple injuries including several fractures of h…

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Merseyside roofer caught on camera risking lives

13-12-2012

A Merseyside roofer has been fined after he allowed lives to be put at risk on the roof of a semi-detached house in Maghull.

Phillip McGinn, 38, and two other workers were photographed retiling the roof of a property on Old Race Course Road on 21 August this year without safety measures in place to…

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Lancashire builder risked lives on scaffolding

23-11-2012
Jack Sanderson (right) and another worker at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower in BacupA Lancashire builder has appeared in court after he ignored a formal warning to stop working at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower.

Jack Sanderson and another builder were spotted carrying out work to the roof of a two-storey building on Burnley Road in Bacup by a passing inspector from the H…

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Ribble Valley firm prosecuted for unsafe scaffolding

16-11-2012
workers on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble ValleyThe lives of several construction workers were put at risk as they worked on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble Valley, a court has heard.

The men were spotted working on a barn conversion in Mellor Brow in Mellor on 13 March 2012 during a series of on-the-spot inspections carried out by th…

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Monmouth roof refurbishment company prosecuted after worker's ladder fall

27-09-2012

A Monmouth roof refurbishment company has been fined after an employee was injured in a six-metre fall from the roof of a house in Cirencester.

On 17 September, Cheltenham Magistrates' Court heard that 26 year-old Lee Hanson, from South Shields, was using a roof ladder as he replaced tiles …

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Norfolk manufacturer prosecuted for guarding failure

13-09-2012

A manufacturer of steel building materials has been fined for safety failings after an employee sustained a serious hand injury on a poorly guarded machine in Norfolk.

Antonio Pires, aged 63, from Watton, was operating a power press to form sheet metal at Worldwide Steels Limited, trading as …

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Company fined after workers and public exposed to asbestos risk

13-09-2012

A property restoration and development company has been fined after workers and the public were exposed to asbestos in a Lincolnshire town.

J Hodgson and Sons Ltd., of Carre Street, Sleaford, disturbed asbestos insulating board during refurbishment work at the former White Hart pub between Mar…

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Firms prosecuted over asbestos danger at Bolton mill

29-08-2012

A pile of damaged asbestos boards stacked up at a mill in BoltonTwo companies have been prosecuted after workers were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at a mill in Bolton.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took legal action against Hazelwise Ltd. and RH Property Management Ltd. after finding dozens of damaged asbestos boards stacked up at B…

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Hertfordshire property developer prosecuted after workers put at risk

17-08-2012

A property developer has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered safety failings that endangered the lives of workers.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors visited Stefano Di Piazza's construction site at Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, on 10 Feb…

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Staffordshire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

27-07-2012

Gas Safe Register logoA Staffordshire man has been prosecuted for pretending to be Gas Safe registered, putting tenants at risk from dangerous gas work and for breaching a legal Notice which prohibited him from carrying out gas work.

Mark David Austin, of Riceyman Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, who trades as APS, w…

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Maintenance firm fined for unsafe working at crematorium

29-06-2012

Workers on the roof of Morriston Crematorium in SwanseaA company installing fans on the roof of a South Wales crematorium endangered workers and members of the public with a haphazard approach to safety.

Employees of IFZW Maintenance Ltd. were allowed to work on the roof of Morriston Crematorium in Swansea without any protection from falls - a …

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Edgware contractor prosecuted after workers put at risk

29-06-2012

An Edgware contractor has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered dangerous working conditions.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspectors saw contractors working some three metres above ground without measures in place to prevent them from falling. HSE vi…

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TV ‘Rogue Trader’ in court again for botched gas work

01-06-2012

Illegal gas fittersA convicted plumber who left a series of householders at risk from his illegal gas work was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today for putting more lives in danger.

Brian Lloyd from Ossett, near Wakefield, was exposed for carrying out illegal gas work by the TV programme ‘Rogue Traders’ back in…

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