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Is your business doing its bit to protect the environment?

21-07-2015

Photo shows lots of paper around a waste paper binThe role, and education of, environmental protection is something that shouldn’t be limited to schools, science labs, or left solely down to the general public. According to the UN, the world's 3,000 biggest firms cause around $2.2 trillion worth of environmental damage - when you consider that th…

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

24-06-2013

Photo shows the recycling site in Bolton where a 61-year-old man suffered serious injuries

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted DS Smith Paper Ltd. after the firm failed to observe correct safety p…

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Crumlin firm fined after worker lost finger in recycling machinery

19-09-2012

A worker lost a finger when it was crushed in machinery as safety procedures were ignored at a recycling centre in Wales.

GLJ Recycling Ltd. appeared before Caerphilly Magistrates Court in a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and were fined £6,000 and ordered to pay £5…

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Council fined after power line collisions endangered lives

13-09-2012

Council employees, agency workers and passers-by narrowly avoided electrocution or injury on two separate occasions when vehicles collecting recycled material struck overhead power lines, a court heard today.

On both occasions workers for Powys County Council were using kerb side collection…

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Recycling firm fined after worker breaks arm

28-07-2012

A Birmingham metal recycling company has been prosecuted after a worker trapped and broke his arm in an unguarded conveyor belt.

The 28 year-old man, from Blackheath, employed as a recycler, was attempting to retrieve a piece of scrap metal that had got stuck in the conveyor at Hawkeswood Metal…

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Worker suffers serious crush injuries at recycling firm

24-07-2012

A Derbyshire recycling firm has been fined after an employee was crushed in a machine at their depot at Griffon Road, Ilkeston.

Thomasz Hac was working for Donald Ward Limited (trading as Ward Recycling) when the incident happened on 17 June 2009. Mr Hac and a colleague were attempting to clear…

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Multinational recycling firm prosecuted for worker's death

04-06-2012

Recycling company SITA UK Ltd. has been fined £200,000 after a 21-year-old employee died from head injuries at its paper baling site in Tipton.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the firm after Mark Bate, of Tipton, West Midlands, was killed instantly when the arm of a J…

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Waste company prosecuted after worker loses arm

27-05-2012

A waste management and recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost most of his arm on an unguarded conveyor system at a Kent quarry.

Agency employee Vladislavs Golovacs, 45, from Gravesend, was attempting to clear a blockage at Pinden Quarry, in Longfield, near …

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Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

21-05-2012

An Ystrad Mynach recycling firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a yard foreman was crushed to death.

56 year-old Norman Mayne from Newport died after he became trapped between a container and a skip at Amber Services Ltd's recycling yard at Dyffryn Business …

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Recycling firm fined for subjecting workers to lead poisoning

30-04-2012

An Edmonton-based recycling company has been fined for failing to protect employees working with lead.

Metal and Waste Recycling Ltd., of Albert Works, Kenninghall Rd, Edmonton had bought and was stripping some lead-sheathed copper cabling from British Telecom (BT) after the network began to be…

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Recycling company prosecuted after worker's foot is crushed

09-04-2012

A recycling company has been fined after a teenager with a promising career in motocross had his foot broken by a 16-tonne machine.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Countrystyle Recycling Limited of Lenham, Maidstone, for failing to operate a safe system at working at their si…

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Rotherham recycling company fined for "blatant disregard" of employee safety

22-12-2011

London Wiper Company Ltd. displayed "a blatant disregard" for the safety of 120 workers by failing to protect them properly against dangerous parts of cutting and crushing equipment.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a catalogue of safety breaches during an inspection of the Univers…

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County Durham firm fined after worker struck by waste vehicle

31-08-2011

First Skips Ltd. has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a vehicle reversed into him.

The 25-year-old, from Blackhall, was working in a sorting shed at the waste and recycling company in Shotton Colliery when the incident occurred on 8 October 2009.

The Heal…

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Man fined for Employers' Liability Act breaches

23-03-2011

Brian Woods, trading as Brian Woods Recycling, pleaded guilty to two breaches of Section 1(1) of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, and was fined £2,500 with costs of £1,000 on 21 March 2011.

 Mr Woods, aged 55, who employs three people, had displayed an Employers' Liability…

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Fatal explosion at recycling plant

12-01-2011
One man died in hospital last night following an explosion at a recycling plant in South Yorkshire. The blast left another man with serious injuries.
 

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