Court Cases in July

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Date Fine Accident Industry Details
3rd July £340,000 Worker suffered from injuries when he fell from a roof Retail Aldi Stores Limited and VBT Limited have been fined after a worker suffered from injuries when he fell from a roof.
4th July £600,000 Death of a worker Manufacturing A textile company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker died from crush injuries.
4th July £82,000 Worker sustained crush injuries Manufacturing A company which manufactures wooden trusses has been fined after a worker sustained crush injuries.
6th July £160,000 An employee was overcome by vapour whilst disposing of redundant gas bottles Gas A Speciality Gas Company from the Midlands has been fined after an employee was overcome by vapour whilst disposing of redundant gas bottles.
9th July Custodial sentence of 8 months for Director Death of two brothers Construction A director has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers.
9th July £260,000 Worker sustained significant injuries Manufacturing A security fencing manufacturing company has been fined after a worker sustained significant injuries on site.
10th July £466,660 Dangerous gas installations Gas A Hampshire-based utilities company has today been fined for dangerous gas installations at Royal Veterinary College.
11th July £50,000 Severe injuries to a number of his fingers. Manufacturing A Leicester-based packaging manufacturer has today been sentenced after an employee suffered severe injuries to a number of his fingers.
11th July £200,000 A worker was covered in hot caustic and steam resulting in serious injuries. Farming A Wrexham-based dairy firm has been fined after a worker was covered in hot caustic and steam resulting in serious injuries.
11th July £36,666 Working unsafely on a 12.5m high pitched roof Construction An Essex-based construction company has been sentenced today after two workers were seen working unsafely on a 12.5m high pitched roof in Cardiff.
12th July £1,200 Employee was injured when he fell from a roof Roofing A Milton Keynes-based company has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a roof.
12th July  £53,000 A worker suffered numerous fractures following a fall through a fragile roof Roofing A Scunthorpe-based roofing contractor was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered numerous fractures following a fall through a fragile roof.
13th July £56,000 Two workers both fell when working from height. Construction A Manchester-based principal contractor has today been sentenced for safety breaches after two workers both fell when working from height.
13th July £200,000 An employee of one of its subcontractors fell from the flat roof Construction The facilities management division of a construction giant has been fined £200,000 after an employee of one of its subcontractors fell from the flat roof of an east London primary school, leaving him with severe cognitive effects and “a reduced ability to care for himself”.
16th July £10,300 Employee sustained chemical burns while cleaning down a boat Manufacturing A rubber inflatable boat manufacturing and repair company has today been sentenced after an employee sustained chemical burns while cleaning down a boat using solvents at its factory in Hull.
17th July £20,000 Building site was found to be dangerous Construction A contractor, client and director have been convicted after conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous.
17th July £0 An explosion causing 2 deaths and injured other workers Manufacturing The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed a manufacturing company that it will be prosecuted following the explosion on 18 November 2015.
18th July £600,000 Worker suffered life-changing injuries Construction The same a Construction giant has been fined again this month. This time the fine was £600,000 after a seven-tonne concrete block fell on an agency worker on a rail bridge site in Cardiff.
19th July £14,000 A worker suffered crush injuries Manufacturing A manufacturing firm in Worcestershire has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries when wooden panels fell onto him.
20th July £540,000 A worker who fell through a fragile plastic skylight and landed in a basement was left paralysed Construction A London building company and its demolition contractor have each been fined £270,000 after a worker who fell through a fragile plastic skylight and landed in a basement was left paralysed.
24th July £12,000 A boy received chemical burns Council The local authority which covers the Western Isles and was today fined £12,000 after a boy received chemical burns.
24th July £76,000 Putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings Construction A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings at two construction sites.
20th July He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for each offence The roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works Property A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works.
25th July £6,000 A worker was dragged into a reed combing machine Farming Dullam & Co (Farmers) Ltd have been fined today after a worker was dragged into a reed combing machine.
26th July £12,000 A worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck Manufacturing A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries.
27th July £145,000 2 deaths Manufacturing A Norwich manufacturing firm has been fined after two employees working with flammable substances in a spray booth were killed by an explosion.
27th July £150,000 A death of a worker Haulage A Worcestershire-based haulage firm has been sentenced following a fatal incident in which a driver was crushed by a reversing vehicle.
TOTALS £3,712,526 8 deaths  

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