A Perth-based stonemasonry company has been fined after an apprentice was electrocuted by an overhead power line. T&M Stonemasonry, of Highfield Road, Scone, Perth, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined £16,000.
A plant hire company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries from falling out of a man riding basket at Wick Harbour. Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Limited, of The Harbour, Wick, Caithness pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 8 of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regul
Bowmer and Kirkland has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how a worker employed by a sub-contractor working for the Derbyshire firm was contracted to pour concrete onto the first floor of a building that was under construction
A contracting company has been fined after a worker suffered burns while working on a primary school refurbishment project in East Kilbride five years ago. Stewart and Shields Limited, of E King St, Helensburgh, was fined £7,500 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 34(3) of the Constructio
The number of unannounced inspections to construction sites in Scotland last year has more than halved compared to the previous year, according to new statistics. Figures obtained by construction union UCATT have revealed that Scotland saw a drop of 55.7 per cent in the number of proactive construct
Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 4 March 2013 two workers accessed the top level of a unit which was to be dismantled as part of constructi
Construction work of a new bridge over the River Don restarted yesterday after the death of a worker. Ian Walker, 58, from Dundee died at the Third Don Crossing in the Danestone area of Aberdeen on Wednesday.
Two firms have been fined after a cold store collapsed and seriously injured two employees at a construction site in Motherwell. St. Albans based John Sisk and Son and HIL Installations of Birkenhead were fined £64,000 and £71,000 respectively after both were found guilty of an offence under Secti
Two firms have been fined after a wind turbine technician was killed while working at a wind farm in Scotland. Siemens Public Limited Company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974, and was fined £107,000.
A Scottish construction firm has been fined after falling materials struck a worker and killed him during refurbishment work at a retail unit. J B Barbour and Co, of Lawmoor Street, Dixons Blazes Industrial Estate, Glasgow pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) and Section 3 (1) of the Health and
A demolition firm has been fined £5,000 after a worker fell from a scaffolding platform in Glasgow and suffered severe injuries. DSR Demolition Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Section 33(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
DJ Laing group sales director Karen Nicholl was at Forfar Sheriff Court for the verdict Angus civil engineering firm DJ Laing (Contracts) Ltd has been fined £32,000 over an accident that left a 17-year-old employee permanently disfigured and facing arthritis in his legs, The Courier has reported.
A self-employed roofer has been fined after a man fell from the roof of a house and suffered serious injuries. Adam Menzies, 43, of Falkirk Road, Larbert, Falkirk, pleaded not guilty to health and safety offences.
Planning permission for the new Oban High School has officially been granted after the Scottish Government decided not to call the £24 million project in for review. Argyll and Bute Council announced in August that it was minded to approve the facility but that it notified Scottish Minsters of a fo
Plans for a new £24 million modern education facility in Oban took a step forward yesterday after Argyll and Bute Council announced it was minded to grant planning permission for the new school. Due to the formal objection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a statutory consultee, the counc