Northumberland Cracks Down on Fly-Tipping with Increased Fines and Publicity Campaign

Northumberland councillors have pledged to crack down on fly-tipping in the county by introducing higher fines. Penalties for fly-tipping will increase from £400 to the maximum statutory amount of £1,000. Northumberland County Council believes this will enhance the financial consequences and deter potential offenders. The increased fines will be accompanied by a strong publicity campaign […]

Skip hire and waste recycling company fined after worker is injured

A family run and owned skip hire, waste and recycling business in Scotland has been fined £24,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries to his left hand and forearm on the blades of a machine. Barry Edward Pae, formerly known as Barry Edward Vaughan, an employee of W M Russell & Sons Limited was injured […]

Tata Chemicals fined following young father’s death

Tata Chemicals Europe Limited has been fined after a young father died following an incident while erecting a scaffold tower in a chemical plant in Northwich. Michael Densmore, from Halewood in Merseyside, died following complications to the wound he sustained after his right foot slipped into a trough containing a liquid chemical calcium hydroxide – […]

Farm Safety – Farming partnership sentenced as dad crushed by hay bales

A farming partnership in Surrey has been fined £36,000 after a young father was seriously injured. Christopher Rolfe from Horsham in West Sussex, sustained four rib fractures when five hay bales, each weighing 600kg, toppled and fell on top of him at Polesden Lacey Farm on 28 April 2022. Just 26 at the time, Christopher […]

Wildlife Crime – Newport Company Fined for Demolishing Bat Roost

A building design and construction company has been fined £2,605 for illegally demolishing a building in Lliswerry, Newport, which was known to house protected Pipistrelle bats. Christopher Davey, Director of Your Space Projects Limited, admitted to violating the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 at Newport Magistrates Court on January 9, 2024. An independent […]