Week Commencing 21/10/2019 – In the News

A red double-decker bus in a busy city.

£1.2 MILLION Fine After Arm Amputation Mid-UK Recycling Ltd has been fined a hefty £1.2 million after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt in April 2015. This happened when the employee, whose role was a line operator, tried to fix a blockage on the line – his glove got dragged […]

Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Week commencing 09/09/2019 – In The News

Company Fined After Fall From Lorry A company that manufactures steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined £9,400 and ordered to pay costs of £1,680.75 after one of their workers fell from a lorry bed. The worker suffered severe injuries, namely multiple fractures of his head, ribs, shoulder blade and fingers, causing him to miss over five months of work. […]

Week commencing 26th November 2018 – In the News

Driver fell to his death after entering construction site On Monday, it was reported by the HSE that a chauffeur (who was uninvolved with building company) fell to his death though a basement void after entering a poorly fenced off construction site. As a consequence, SM Builder Expert Ltd was fined in excess of £5,000 […]

March 2016 – In the News

A digger shoveling.

Suspended Jail Sentence For Construction Worker With ‘Staggering Disregard For Personal Safety’ A steel erector has received a suspended jail term after a member of the public photographed him balancing on scaffold tubes about 27 m off the ground and alerted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told that David Mullholland, […]