Developers fined for 'deathtrap' student accommodation block 01/09/2011

Two housing developers in Manchester have had to pay more than £14,000 for risking the lives of their tenants in student accommodation described in court as a 'deathtrap.' The two companies were found guilty of failing to meet safety standards as required by building regulations at their 55-flat housing development in Grafton Street, Ardwick. more info

Firm pays more than £100,000 after workers engulfed in fireball 22/07/2011

An international packaging film manufacturer has been fined £90,000 after two workers suffered life-threatening injuries when they were engulfed by a ‘fireball’ at a factory in Cumbria. Innovia Films Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an investigation into the cause of the fire at the plant in Wigton on 13 September 2006. more info

Building managers fined £100,000 after failing to act on fire risk assessment 06/07/2011

The managing agent of a block of flats in London has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay almost £13,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of fire safety law. Douglas and Gordon Ltd pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Southwark crown court on 29 June. more info