Health and Safety

West Midlands company fined after worker killed by forklift truck

A Birmingham manufacturer of calcium carbonate products has today been sentenced after a worker suffered fatal injuries when struck by a forklift truck.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 24 July 2017, Christine Workman, an employee of Minteq UK Ltd (trading as Specialty Minerals) was struck by a forklift truck whilst...Read More »


Construction firm prosecuted due to inadequate welfare facilities on site

A Stockport construction company has been prosecuted after failing to ensure suitable welfare facilities were provided for workers on site.

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that R & S Builders (Mcr) Ltd had been issued with multiple Improvement Notices, following an inspection by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector at the...Read More »


Company fined for non-compliance of Notices

Kitchen worktop manufacturing company, The Solid Surface Shop UK Ltd was sentenced for non-compliance of Improvement Notices and failure to effectively manage health and safety.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, during an inspection in March 2016, it was found that there was a poor standard of health and safety management including...Read More »


Company fined after worker crushed by roller

Former manufacturing company Betafence Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after worker was crushed by a wire drawing roller.

Sheffield Magistrates’ court heard how on 8 February 2017, the worker was reconfiguring some wire drawing equipment which had previously been used to apply a zinc coating to wire at a site...Read More »


Health board and company director sentenced after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A Cardiff-based health board and the director of a maintenance company have today been sentenced after a worker fell from height, suffering life-changing injuries.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how, on 22 September 2016, Christopher Rees, employed by W D Rees Maintenance Ltd, was undertaking window cleaning at the Women’s Services Unit...Read More »


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