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Company Fined As Employee Exposed To Silica Dust

After failing to adequately control employee’s exposure to respirable silica dust, a stone masonry has been sentenced as the exposure led to an employee developing silicosis. Employees of GO Stonemasonry Limited in Accrington carried out work that resulted in exposure to respirable silica dust, the Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard prior to 2017. GO Stonemasonry Limited …

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Distillery Blaze Left 21-year Old In Flames

When an employee was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed the warehouse and its contents, A distillery in Oldbury has been fined.  Wolverhampton Crown Court, heard how ethyl acetate was being transferred from a bulk storage tank into an intermediate bulk container when an employee was engulfed in flames. The 21-year-old sustained twenty …

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Double Prosecution

After a worker suffered life changing injuries, two companies were sentenced for breaching safety regulations. The two companies were; Principal contractor Weiser Construction Ltd and Complete Cladding Systems Ltd. Brian Robinson was working as a sheeter cladder on the 4th January 2016, at the weiser construction site at the John Cotton factory in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. …

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Exposed to Silica

After failing to provide employees with adequate control measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica, A playground installation and landscaping contractor has been fined. On the 23rd March 2018, Greater Manchester Magistrates heard how the Health and Safety Executive carried out an unannounced inspection of a site at Newbank Garden Centre, Bury Road,Radcliffe. They …

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