Court Cases in October

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Date Fine Accident Industry Details
8th October £100,000 Employee suffered serious leg injuries Foundry A Derbyshire foundry firm has today been sentenced after an employee suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a reversing fork lift truck.
17th October £18,000 A worker suffered partial amputation of his finger and a fractured elbow Waste processing business A haulage and waste processing business has been fined after an agency worker’s hand was drawn into an in running nip on a waste sorting conveyor. 
19th October £12,000 Repeated failures to safely guard and maintain woodwork equipment Recycling Ashwell Recycled Timber Products Limited has been fined following repeated failures to safely guard and maintain woodwork equipment used by their employees.
22nd October £185,000 A worker suffered head injuries and breaking three ribs Council A Council fined after obvious risk to employees ignored
22nd October £400,000 A worker suffered devastating life-changing injuries Construction A Company and sub-contractor have been fined after a worker was found seriously injured in a lift shaft.
23rd October £233,334 Death of a worker Manufacturing A Leeds-based garden shed manufacturing company was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. 
24th October £1,685 An employee operating a 2.5 tonne dumper drove into a 5-foot-deep excavation Construction A Wiltshire-based construction company has today been fined s after an employee operating a 2.5 tonne dumper drove into a 5-foot-deep excavation.
24th October £45,000 a worker became entangled in the unguarded tail drum of a conveyor Recycling Plasterboard recycling company, Northern Waste Group Ltd, was sentenced today after a worker became entangled in the unguarded tail drum of a conveyor.
25th October £50,000 Employee was hit whilst operating unguarded machinery Manufacturing A Liverpool-based cardboard box manufacturer has been fined after an employee was injured whilst operating unguarded machinery.
26th October £650,000 A worker was fatally injured Waste Management A waste management company has today been fined after a worker was fatally injured whilst cleaning a large ballistic separator machine.
26th October £100,000 An employee was struck by a tractor, sustaining fatal head injuries Farming A farming partnership has been fined after an employee was struck by a tractor, sustaining fatal head injuries.
29th October £700,000 Death of a worker Recycling A Liverpool-based waste and recycling company has today been fined and its director has been jailed after the death of a 39-year-old worker. 
TOTALS £2,495,019 4 deaths  

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