Firm fined £1m after young worker killed by exploding tyre

A Kent tyre company has been fined £1m for safety failings after 21-year-old Matthew Hoare, from Canterbury was killed when a tyre exploded.

Canterbury Crown Court heard how Matthew, an employee of Watling Tyre Service Limited of Kent, was repairing a puncture to the tyre of a ‘dresser loading shovel’ when it exploded.

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Landlord fined after builder dies in work accident

Health and Safety

A landlord has been fined £4,000 after a builder died in a work accident.

Tenants of a property in Hounslow had complained of a wet ceiling in the upstairs bathroom. The landlord, Mr Jagdev Singh Bal, contracted self- employed builder Sarabjit Singh Sanghera to replace the roof.

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