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Worker’s arm injured by two tonne metal plate

An Edinburgh steel fabricating firm has been fined after an employee’s arm and hand were severely injured while lifting steel plates.

On 21 August 2009, Ian Sutherland was working with…

Worker paralysed after being crushed by reel of paper

An employee of a major paper producer in North Wales has been left paralysed from the chest down after being crushed by a two tonne reel of paper.

Christopher John…

Two workers exposed to asbestos at Aston University

A Birmingham-based university has been fined, along with a security systems firm, after two workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres while fitting CCTV cameras.

The worker and a 17-year-old…

Maintenance firm fined after Heathrow incident

A worker suffered injuries to his face and knees when he fell two metres in a maintenance hangar at Heathrow Airport.

John Nicholas, 59, from Gloucester, was employed by aircraft…

Laminate flooring firm sentenced over worker’s injuries

A laminate flooring firm has been sentenced after a worker at its Merseyside factory suffered severe injuries to his left hand.

Christopher Sillitoe now has difficulty dressing himself, and using…

Worcestershire care home fined after investigation into fatal fall from window

A vulnerable 92-year-old woman died after falling from a first floor window in a Worcestershire care home, a court heard.

Thora Monk died after falling more than 4m from her…

Kent-wide inspection campaign highlights safety concerns in motor vehicle repair premises

Almost half (49%) of motor vehicle repair premises visited across Kent have been told to make improvements to protect the health and safety of workers.

Inspectors from the Health and…

Demolition firm fined after teenager blinded in one eye

A demolition firm has been fined £8,000 after a teenager was blinded in one eye while helping to demolish a mill in Tameside.

The 19-year-old was using a pickaxe to…

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