HSE prosecutes firm over burns incident

A Flintshire-based gardening company has been fined £23,000 after an employee suffered burns while using a cigarette lighter to set fire to a pile of giant hogweed doused with petrol.

Former hotel site homes gain approval

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Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has secured consent from Gwynedd Council for the construction of 13 homes on the site of the former Harbour Hotel in Abersoch, North Wales.

HOW wins appeal for Wrexham warehouse

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A planning inspector has granted permission for a 400,000 sq ft warehouse building on a greenfield site on the edge of Wrexham Industrial estate following an appeal.

Developer fined after worker seriously injured

A property company in Powys has been fined after a contractor suffered major internal injuries when he fell through a floor and was hit by a falling concrete slab.

Builder jailed after collapsed wall kills toddler

A builder has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in the case of a three-year-old girl who was killed when a substandard wall collapsed on top of her.

Watkin Jones fined £450,000 over death fall

The North Wales building contractor was ordered on Thursday at Mold Crown Court to pay a significant fine and costs after a worker fell through a roof while working on the construction of the Menai Centre in Bangor.

Wrexham firm fined over fall

A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a school in Ellesmere.

Chemicals firm fined £100k for ignoring HSE

A Deeside-based chemical company has been fined £100,000 after the Health & Safety Executive prosecuted it for failing to comply with three Improvement Notices aimed at preventing environmental damage from fire or explosion.

NSG appoints business development manager

The Deeside-based scaffolding firm NSG UK has appointed Chris Edwards for the role to help the company expand into the offshore, nuclear and environmental sectors.