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Plumbing supply company and contractor fined after building collapse

01 Jul 2021

A plumbing supply company and its building contractor have been fined after unsafe construction work took place at the company premises in Burnley. Burnley Magistrates' Court heard that on 21 October 2018, Northwest Plumbing Supplier Limited and contractor Daniel Georghiou, carried out…

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Pub owner jailed over boy's electrocution death

28 May 2021

A pub landlord has been handed a nine-year prison sentence for gross negligence manslaughter after a child was electrocuted in a beer garden. Harvey Tyrell, 7, died from an electric shock after he touched a defective lighting fixture at the King Harold pub in Romford, Essex, on 11 September 2018…

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Hotel chain fined after a guest fell 6 feet through rusty railings

28 May 2021

Failing to adhere to health and safety standards can be a very costly mistake to make, as the owners of the Britannia Hotel in Southport recently found out. The hotel chain was fined £80,000 after a guest sustained life-changing injuries when she fell through rusty iron railings to a…

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Case analysis - Dynamic Risk Assessments

28 May 2021

What is needed to enable a defendant to successfully say that they relied on a dynamic risk assessment rather than to have specifically risk assessed every task? This question arose in two cases over the last 6 months that help identify the issues that need to be considered. The first is the…

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£120,000 Fine for Manufacturing Company Following Machine Incident

28 May 2021

A Lancashire based manufacturer of plastic-coated fabrics has been fined after an employee's hand was drawn into an unguarded part of a machine, resulting in the surgical amputation of three fingers. Manchester Magistrates' Court heard that on 20 August 2019, a machine operator at the Earby…

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Theme park fined £1 million following fatal water ride incident

25 Mar 2021

Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the tragic death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017. This is another high profile prosecution of a theme park, following the Lightwater Valley one that we reported on in our January 2021 E News. ( Follow this link to read our…

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