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Recycling giant fined £150k for worker’s death

Friday, December 19, 2014

A global metal recycling company has been fined £150k for safety failings after a worker was killed when part of a 33-tonne metal barge he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

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L122 – Safety of pressure systems: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, December 19, 2014

The aim of PSSR is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy (pressure) as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts. The revised PSSR ACOP and guidance is aimed at dutyholders under PSSR who are involved with pressure systems used at work.

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L113 – Safe use of lifting equipment: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, December 19, 2014

This publication is for those that work with any equipment provided at work and those who employ such people. It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

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L101 – Safe work in confined spaces: ACOP and guidance (3rd edition)

Friday, December 19, 2014

This publication is for those involved in work within confined spaces, those who employ or train such people and those that represent them. It explains the definition of a confined space in the Regulations and gives examples. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

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Lothian Health Board in court after death of pensioner

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

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Hospital trust fined £180,000 after patient suffers debilitating burns from super-heated mattress

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A sedated patient suffered debilitating injury when a saline bag caused a warming mattress to reach temperatures high enough to cause full thickness burns, a court has heard.

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Barnet’s housing firm fined for safety failings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A homes provider company for Barnet Council has been fined today (18/12) for safety failings after a heating engineer was found dead in a communal boiler house at one of their housing estates.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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Case 337 – Christmas Day swim cancelled

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Christmas Day sea swimming event was cancelled by a council. Health and safety was cited as the reason in the subsequent press coverage.

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Bournemouth aerospace firm in court for worker’s serious injuries

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An aerospace company has been fined for safety breaches after an apprentice worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became entangled in moving machinery.

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Kent company in court after repeating safety offence

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Kent firm that makes safety surfaces for playgrounds has been fined after it failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

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Fair ride owner fined after woman hit by falling handrail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail.

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Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.

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Fuel firm fined after tanker explosion causes horrific burns

Monday, December 15, 2014

A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion.

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Employee died from crushing injuries at Gloucester works yard

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee died from crushing injuries sustained at work.

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Firms fined for lead exposure during Nab Tower works

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Surrey-based civil engineering firm and a Hampshire fabrication company have been fined for exposing workers to lead during refurbishment work on the iconic Nab Tower in the Solent.

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Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders

Friday, December 12, 2014

A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart. 

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Gas safety neglect lands property company in court

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A property firm in Richmond has been prosecuted after it put lives at risk by repeatedly failing to make sure the gas boilers in the homes it rented were safe and free of dangerous defects.

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