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Companies fined after workers exposed 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 workers were refurbishing the bar area of the Sea Hotel in September and …

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Essex engineering firm sentenced after worker suffered serious hand injuries

An engineering firm was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker severed two fingers. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 June 2018 an employee of Essex Governor Services Limited was polishing a work piece with an emery cloth whilst it was rotating in a manual metal working lathe at the company site in Colchester. …

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Steel company fined £1.8m after two engineers died in an explosion

Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd have today been fined after an explosion killed two workers and seriously injured another at the Celsa Steelworks site in Cardiff. A Health and Safety Executive investigation found the explosion would have come without warning to employees Peter O’Brien and Mark Sim, who died at the company’s Rod and Bar Mill. …

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Self-employed plumber sentenced after conducting unregistered gas work

An Essex based plumber has been sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unregistered gas work in Brentwood, Essex. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that during November 2016 Josh Pitman, trading as Pitman Plumbing, installed a new Worcester Bosch Combi boiler and pipework in one property, and relocated a Baxi Duo-tec boiler and associated pipework in another, …

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Farm fined after employee died following fall from a ladder

A farm has been fined after an employee fell from height whilst loading a straw spreader as part of the daily bedding up operation for the farm’s animals. 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 …

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