Court Cases in November

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Date Fine Accident Industry Details
1st November £100,000 Employee suffered fatal head injuries Farming A farming partnership has been fined after an employee suffered fatal head injuries after being struck by a tractor.
1st November £45,000 A worker became entangled in the unguarded tail drum of a conveyor. Recycling A Scunthorpe-based plasterboard recycling company, has been sentenced after a worker became entangled in the unguarded tail drum of a conveyor.
1st November £337,500 64 year old fell into the basement Retail WHSmith has been fined after a customer fell almost 3m (9ft 8in) through an open trapdoor on the shop floor, leaving her with serious injuries.
2nd November £50,000 An employee was injured whilst operating unguarded machinery Manufacturing A Liverpool-based cardboard box manufacturer has been fined after an employee was injured whilst operating unguarded machinery.
5th November £300,000 Fatal injuries to a pupil Council Prosecution of a council in Wales over the death of a 15 year old pupil resulted in a £300,000 fine.
6th November £650,000 Worker was fatally injured Waste Management A Waste Management has been fined £650,000 after an employee was fatally injured while attempting to clean a machine used to sort recyclable materials.
12th November £1,260,000 A gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired Gas A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired. Two workers were injured as a result.
12th November £32,000 Workers tow was crushed by a machine Manufacturing A dairy company has been fined after a worker’s toe was crushed by an unguarded part of a yoghurt filling machine.
12th November £60,000 Failing to control exposure to both vibration Furnace relining company Furnace relining company, Calderys UK Ltd, has today been sentenced for failing to control exposure to both vibration and silica for its workers.
13th November £30,000 Partial collapse of a building during roofing work. Construction A Director of a construction company has been sentenced after the partial collapse of a building during roofing work.
14th November £54,270 A worker was crushed by forklift Construction A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.
15th November £1,000,000 Failing to ensure the safety of its staff Nuclear The UK’s nuclear weapons factory has been fined £1m for failing to ensure the safety of its staff. It was also ordered to pay costs of £26,096.
16th November £12,000 An employee suffered serious burns Manufacturing A dyeing company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after two separate incidents caused serious injuries to employees.
16th November £93,600 Multiple safety failings at a laboratory site Facilities Management A facilities management contractor has been fined after multiple safety failings at a laboratory site for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge.
19th November £336,666 A worker fell from a warehouse racking system Manufacturing Two companies have been fined after a worker fell from a warehouse racking system, suffering serious head injuries.
19th November £5,280 Death of a worker Construction A construction company has today been fined after a chauffeur fell to his death at a concealed basement void in a domestic property undergoing construction work.
21st November £12,000 Two unconnected incidents caused serious injuries to employees. Dyeing company A dyeing company has been sentenced for safety breaches after two unconnected incidents caused serious injuries to employees.
21st November £16,000 Failing to carry out an asbestos survey Construction A residential property development company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works.
21st November £134,000 A worker was seriously-injured Manufacturing A North East-based car parts manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was seriously-injured.
22nd November £80,000 Employee fell through a plasterboard ceiling Construction A construction company has been fined after an employee fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto a staircase below at a site in Basingstoke.
23rd November £5,280 A visitor to the house and not associated with the works, fell to his death Construction A construction company has been fined after a chauffeur fell to his death at a concealed basement void in a domestic property that was undergoing building work.
26th November Sentenced to eight months prison. He was also fined £500 Conducting gas work he was no longer registered or competent to do and leaving  it in a dangerous condition Gas Unregistered gas engineer sentenced after deliberate deception. A former gas engineer has been sentenced after conducting gas work he was no longer registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition.
26th November £134,000 Worker stabbed in the neck Manufacturing A car parts manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was seriously-injured.
26th November £120,000 An agency worker suffered serious injuries to both legs Courier service A courier service company has been fined after an agency worker was hit and run over by a fork lift truck.
27th November £84,000 Driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded. Logistics A Newport-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded.
28th November £10,000 An employee sustained severe injuries Construction A principal contractor has been fined £10,000 after an employee of a constituent company sustained severe injuries whilst carrying out a lifting operation.
28th November £2,300,000 Death Transport A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m.
28th November £1,417,420 Death Transport Three companies have today been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle.
TOTALS £8,673,636 7 deaths  

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