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Other Companies Found Guilty of Safety Breaches

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BY Matthew Ramsey
Health & Safety

Worker accident results in Sign-Fitting contractor, AR Signs Limited, was sentenced at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court for breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £2,475 in costs.

A worker suffered serious burn injuries after striking an underground electricity cable, while digging a hole. The burns affected the workers right arm and hand, his head and his left hand.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) undertook an investigation and there was no method in place to identify underground mains electricity cable and the worker had not been trained in the use of tools used in the work.

An investigation by the HSE, after a teenage boy was injured when part of Brighton Pier’s Air Race ride came loose on the 8th April. Initial report suggests no one was seriously injured, however emergency services indicated the boy received leg injuries and was taken to hospital.

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