WYG buys specialist Cumbria firms

Project management and technical consultancy WYG has acquired Carlisle-based North Associates and its subsidiary Taylor & Hardy for a maximum of £5m to be paid over the next three years.

Scaffolding firm fined over fall

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

Oakmere scheme gains approval on appeal

Simon Donohue

Steven Abbott Associates has secured outline planning permission for a development of 148 dwellings on behalf of Oakmere Homes following a three-day appeal inquiry.

Johnson Controls convicted after worker lost leg

The US-owned industrial services giant has been fined £65,000 and ordered to pay £8,162 in prosecution costs after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

£10k fine for demolishing factory with asbestos inside

A Preston demolition firm has been sentenced after knocking down a building in the Lake District containing hundreds of asbestos ceiling tiles, putting the lives of workers and local residents at risk.

Forestry firm fined £15k over worker’s death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.