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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Farm Fined Following Ladder Fall


A farm has been fined after an employee fell from a ladder whilst loading a straw spreader. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard that on 14 July 2018, an employee of A Kirkham & Son, received injuries and subsequently died in hospital from those injuries, whilst working at height to load a straw spreader at Rushey Fields […]

Asbestos Exposure Leads to Prosecution


Two companies have been prosecuted following refurbishment work which exposed workers to asbestos. RJW Building Solutions Limited, a contractor carrying out refurbishment work at the Sea Hotel in South Shields, and Hotel 52 (Sea) Limited, the client company who arranged this work, were sentenced after workers disturbed asbestos. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that while […]

Charitable Trust Fined Following Injury to Public


Sheffield Countryside Conservation Trust (SCCT) has been prosecuted following a tree felling operation which resulted to injuries to members of the public. The charitable Trust was sentenced for safety breaches after a 46-year-old woman was knocked unconscious by a falling tree and her four-year-old grandson received minor head injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on […]

Cemex UK Fined £1m following Fatal Accident


Cemex UK Operations Limited has been fined £1m following a fatality in Scotland when a worker was struck by a centering machine lifting mast. Livingston Sheriff Court heard that on 13 May 2017, James Brownlie was carrying out maintenance and repair work on a dry sided conveyor at the site in West Calder, part of […]

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