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A lift and elevator firm has been fined £100,000 following the death of an engineer who was working at Pentonville Prison in North London.

A building firm and one of its directors have been fined after an employee died after falling 15 metres in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield.

One in four construction sites in the East of England are not as safe as they could be.


A hotel chain has been fined a total of £200,000 after construction workers and guests were put at risk of being exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at a Kent hotel.

Nearly one in five construction sites across Britain have failed safety checks.

Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 in fines and costs after a factory worker was found dead in a machine used to manufacture bridges for the military.

An Atherton-based scaffolding firm will appear in court this week following the death of an employee who fell through the roof of a warehouse in Skelmersdale.

A Bolton fabric firm has been fined after one of its workers was badly injured when he was dragged through a roller after his clothes became caught in a machine.


Hanger manufacturer Mainetti (UK) has been fined £60,000 after one of its employees sustained serious injuries when her hair was ripped out after it got caught in a machine.

Employers in Greater Manchester are being urged to rethink workplace safety provisions after new figures revealed that nine people died while at work in the region last year.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.