Timber firm fined after apprentice loses finger Key Facts: A timber firm have been prosecuted after a worker’s hand caught in machinery The HSE identified key safety failings, included a lack of guarding and safe systems of work. The timber firm was fined £18,000 plus costs of £844.50.

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Borough Council Fined For Asbestos Exposure Key Facts A borough council have been fined for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos. Two asbestos surveys had identified the presence of asbestos in the Town Hall basement, but no plan was put in place for managing the risk. They were issued an Improvement Notice and fined £66,000 plus

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Construction firm fined for unsafe basement work Key Facts: A construction firm have been fined after an HSE clampdown on poor safety conditions in basement projects. An unexpected HSE visit identified serious safety failings at the construction firm’s site, where workers lives were put at risk. The firm was fined £13,400 plus costs.

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Shredding firm prosecuted after worker injured Key Facts: A shredder firm have been investigated after a worker was injured in an incident The worker lost a finger, and part of another finger and thumb. The firm was fined £18,000 plus costs and a victim surcharge.

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Cold Weather Forklift truck safety – For many businesses, forklifts are an essential piece of material handling equipment that they cannot do without. Whether you work in warehousing, construction, many areas of production, transportation or a myriad of other fields, forklifts trucks can make life safer and easier for both you and your employees. Winter

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Home builder fined after worker injured Key Facts: A national home builder has been fined after an employee was injured in a fall from height. The worker was seriously injured when a platform he was working on gave way. The firm was fined £35,000 plus costs.

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Timber Supplier and Roofer Prosecuted After Worker’s Death Key Facts: A roofer and national timber supplier prosecuted after death of worker. Serious safety failings were identified at the site where the employee fell over 8m to his death. Both parties pleaded guilty to breaching sections of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

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