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24th April 2018

Huge Fine after fall from Ladder

What’s Happened? Bradford based double glazing company Safestyle UK has recently been fined a whopping £850,000 after a worker fell from a ladder during an installation at a customer’s home resulting in a fracture to his lower leg. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how a window installer working for Safestyle UK, was attempting to install a […]

25th May 2017

HSE fines company and general manager despite no injury or ill health

The HSE has fined a company and its general manager for failing to upkeep health and safety standards, having previously issued multiple Improvement Notices. Cambridge Timbertec Ltd had received six improvement notices and written advice following an HSE visit. Initially, the firm had complied with these notices but had then allowed standards to slip. A […]

23rd January 2017

Property management company receives fine for elevator death

In December, a property management company was fined £120,000 after a 29 year old man passed away tragically after falling down a lift shaft. Upon investigation by the HSE, it was found that the man had been trapped inside the lift and struggled to escape, having been unable to raise the alarm. Bolton Crown Court […]

5th October 2016

Company fined £1m following death of lone worker

A manufacturing company based in Hemel Hampstead has been fined £1million after a worker was crushed to death by falling machinery. Colin Reddish from Lincolnshire was involved in moving a large CNC milling machine within the company’s Grantham factory on 30 April 2015,  when it overturned, crushing him fatally. The machine had been lifted using […]