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This case illustrates the need and importance for duty holders to properly maintain dangerous machinery and vehicles, including mirrors and glass to avoid fatal incidents.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park and a contractor have been fined after a five-year-old was injured when her leg was trapped while on a rollercoaster.
It has been found that injuries inflicted on an agency worker who was working at Warburtons could have been prevented if the machinery was fitted with localised guarding to prevent access between the conveyors.
Arthur Mellar, 48, a butler at Burghley House in Stamford was killed on the 12th of July 2014. A luggage lift fell onto Mr Mellar while he was attempting to free an item of luggage which had been stuck.
Hundreds of workers are facing dress code discrimination, say MPs
Some places of work have a mandatory dress code that states that women should wear high heels whilst at work. Wearing high heels can cause disabling pain, impair their performance, and make them feel sexualised, according to a report released on the 25th of January.
The University of Northumbria has been fined after two of their students fell seriously ill following a lab experiment.
A landfill company have been fined after a worker had to have both legs amputated after being run over.
A Birkenhead shipbuilder and repairer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst carrying out repair work.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issues with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a soldier died when he was shot in the neck during a training exercise.
Merlin Attractions, Alton Towers amusement park operator, has been fined £5m for the Smiler rollercoaster crash that injured 16 people and five of them being seriously injured.
A scrapyard, based in Bolton, that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work.
A manufacturing company based in Hemel Hempstead has been fined a total of £1 million, as a result of a worker being crushed to death by falling machinery.
Farm fined following death
A farm in Nottinghamshire has been fined following a death of a young worker who became trapped between two vehicles.
Worker dies at Portsmouth ship scrapping yard
A ship building and repair company, Diverse Ventures,has been fined following the death of a worker who was hit by a mooring rope.
Tree fell and struck farm labourer
A self-employed furniture maker from Hampshire was fined after felling a tree which struck a farm labourer.
A fairground ride operator from Hampshire has been fined for safety failings after two members of the public fell from a ride operating at the Andover Carnival in 2014.
A self-employed contractor has been fined after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.
Worker injured in prison
A contractor in Leeds prison was injured whilst replacing a window. Four different duty holders have be fined due to this incident.
The owner of a company who supplies marquees and tents has been fined after guy ropes securing a circus tent snapped causing it to collapse injuring three adults and five children at Burley Park, New Forest.