Darlington Borough Council was fined £28,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found it had not properly monitored work activities at the building site on Allington Way.The council's failure to ensure the safe storage of trusses was a contributing factor to the accident, the HSE said, along with its failure to manage the volume of materials on site. Vehicle operations had not been planned or managed, and housekeeping was poor.
Cheshire Demolition and Excavation Contractors had provided a scissor lift for the demolition of a derelict nightclub in Alderley Edge but had removed the machine from the site before the incident on 15 November 2016. The operatives, who had no other means of accessing the upper storey of the building, had climbed into a pick bin, which was lifted by an excavator.When the bin suddenly released from the excavator's arm, the men fell onto a pile of bricks and rubble. One operative sustained a broken back and the other a fractured skull.
Shropshire Magistrates' Court was told how, on 24 January 2018 Ali Raza, who owned Al-Madina, was issued with a prohibition notice from a Telford and Wrekin Council food hygiene inspector as workers were at risk of amputation from an unguarded meat grinder. When inspectors returned to the store on 18 September that year they found there was still no safety guard on the machine, which is capable of grinding 21 lbs of meat per minute.
John Thompson, trading as Thompson Roofing and Guttering, told the couple that the structure of their roof was to blame for the labourer’s fall. He claimed the battens and timbers were rotten and spaced too far apart and charged them £7,200 to carry out repair work. Neighbours alerted Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, whose officers notified the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and this led to a joint prosecution.
The Tudor Griffiths employee was injured on his first day working at the quarry in Ellesmere in Shropshire when his arm got caught and dragged into the nip point between the conveyor belt and the rotating tail drum. The worker required multiple skin graft operations on his arm and has been left with permanent scarring.
Andrew Hill, a trained Royal Air Force instructor, was attempting a bent loop manoeuvre in his 1950s Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex when he lost control on 22 August 2015. Jurors were told that he was flying too low and with not enough power when he began the aerobatic stunt. The jet plunged into traffic on the A27 dual carriageway, causing a fireball.