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Self-employed gas fitter jailed for illegal gas work

A fitter has been jailed after carrying out illegal gas work which was deemed by Gas Safe Register as immediately dangerous to life and property. York Magistrates’ Court heard that between 14 and 15 November 2015 and in the summer of 2017, Paul Golding undertook illegal gas work at an address in Scarborough. An investigation …

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Ferry operator prosecuted after worker injured by moving vehicle

A ferry operator has been prosecuted after an employee sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a van being reversed out of a docked vessel. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard that on 17 September 2017 George Ball, a pontoon traffic marshall working for Stena Line Limited, was struck by a 3.5 tonne delivery van at …

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Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2 May 2017, the employee was working for and under the control of MP Building Limited. He climbed up to remove a nail from a brace …

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Drayton Manor to be prosecuted following death of schoolgirl

A Health and Safety Executive prosecution is being brought following the death of an 11-year-old girl at Drayton Manor theme park. On 9 May 2017, Evha Jannath died after falling from the park’s Splash Canyon water ride. Drayton Manor Parks Ltd of Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire will face a charge under Section 3 of the Health …

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Roofing company fined for failure to plan work at height safely

A roofing company has been fined after repeatedly failing to manage health and safety on construction sites. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how between 7 March 2017 and 8 October 2018, Superfast Roofing Ltd received 2 prohibition notices. Serious breaches of legislation were found on sites during roofing work they carried out in London and Essex. …

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