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Category: Vulnerable workers

European Good Practice awards

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A reminder that the closing date for entries for the Good Practice awards for the current EU health and safety campaign: Healthy workplaces for all ages, is 7th October 2016. So submit your entry and find out more about the awards.

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Motor vehicle repair company fined after work experience student crushed by vehicle

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A motor vehicle repair company was fined after a 27 year old man gaining work experience at the garage, was crushed to death by a vehicle.

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

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Young apprentice loses finger on rotary press

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The owner of a business that manufactures specialist adhesive tape for industrial applications has been fined after a young apprentice lost his finger on a rotary die press.

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EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages

Friday, April 15, 2016

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health has launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life. The campaign focus is on the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce. Find out how you can get involved.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

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Warwickshire tradesman fined after employee lost fingers

Monday, December 7, 2015

Richard John Pullinger, a sole trader that recycles cardboard in Polesworth, was fined after a 19-year-old employee suffered severe damage to his left hand when it was drawn into a roller press that had no guards on it.

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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International tyre firm fined after 17-year-old apprentice injured in lathe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe. 

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£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed.

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand.

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Paulamar Company fined over worker injuries

Friday, August 28, 2015

A manufacturer of foam plastics and rubber materials was sentenced today after admitting safety failing leading to a teenage worker being permanently disfigured. 

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RR1061 – Employers perceptions of the health and safety of young workers

Monday, August 17, 2015

The aim was to investigate perceptions and attitudes about health and safety and the employment of young people. The work involved a review of published documents and interviews with 14 representatives from employer organisations, schools/academies, work placement organisers and insurers.

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Woodwork company fined after worker lost fingers

Monday, August 3, 2015

 A Gloucestershire-based woodwork firm was fined after a worker lost three fingers whilst using a table saw.

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Director sentenced after worker dies on second day of job

Friday, July 17, 2015

A company director was sentenced today after a trench collapse which killed a young father on only his second day at work for his company. 

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Building firm fined for safety failings

Monday, June 29, 2015

A building firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his fingers were cut in the moving parts of a flip over saw.

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Steel firm fined after teenage apprentice broke his leg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Site Hire Services Ltd of Tunstall, Stoke on Trent was fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg. 

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