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Accident at work » Printing company fined after worker injures finger in unguarded machine
A printing company in Norwich has been fined for safety failings after one of its workers injured his finger in an unguarded machine.The man, who is 44, was employed by Swallowtail Print Ltd when the incident happened in November 2012.Last Wednesday (28th August) Norwich Magistrates’ Court hea...
Accident at work » Gloucestershire engineering firm fined after safety lock failings
A Forest of Dean engineering company has been fined after one of its workers injured his hand due to health and safety failings.The man, who does not wish to be named, nearly lost a finger whilst working to clear metal debris from a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machine last year.Qui...
Accident at work » Secondary Victim Claim Fails
When a woman who had been injured in an accident at work, from which she seemed to be making a good recovery, collapsed and died three weeks after the accident as a result of a deep-vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism which were related to her accident, her family claimed successfully against h...
Accident at work » Construction Company prosecuted after man falls four metres through skylight
A construction company based in South East London has been in court after one of its employees fell four metres through a skylight.45-year-old Paul Shaw was working at a property in Kent when he plunged through the badly-protected roof opening, suffering multiple injuries including a broken arm.An i...
Accident at work » Plymouth firm fined after employee suffers injuries
The employer of a maintenance engineer who lost the tips of two fingers whilst working at a factory in Plymouth has been fined £10,000 after pleading guilty in court.Darren Robins, from Plymouth, was working for Rittal CSM last May when his fingers became caught in a piece of machinery that he...
Accident at work » Knowsley firm fined after employee suffers severe electric shock
A cable manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees suffered a serious electric shock at a factory in Knowsley.The worker had to be resuscitated by medics after his heart stopped beating as a result of the cardiac arrest. He also suffered severe burns on both his arms and hands.The Health...
Accident at work » Building Site Death 450,000 Fine Upheld
A building company which was convicted of an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following the death of a labourer who fell through a construction site roof within 10 minutes of starting his new job has failed to convince the Court of Appeal that the £450,000 fine imposed was ...

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