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Category: Large organisations

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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BT fined £500,000 after engineer breaks his back in fall

Monday, June 13, 2016

British Telecom plc (BT) has been fined £500,000 after an engineer fell seven metres from a loft in London, breaking his back and his ankles.

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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.

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Company fined after worker is fatally crushed in trench

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A company has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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Jaguar Land Rover in court over Halewood death

Friday, September 11, 2015

 Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has been sentenced for safety breaches discovered during an investigation into a death of a worker at its Merseyside plant. 

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Major construction firm fined for safety failings

Friday, August 21, 2015

 A construction company has been fined after a worker was injured by sound bloc boards (similar to plaster board) weighing a total of 544 kilograms that fell from a crane. 

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Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.

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DHL in court after employee suffered life-changing injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Global courier firm DHL has been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was run over by his own vehicle at a depot in Bedfordshire.

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Jaguar Land Rover prosecuted over worker’s ‘horrific’ injuries

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered life-threatening crush injuries when he was dragged into inadequately guarded machinery.

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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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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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BAE company sentenced over worker’s firing range injury

Friday, September 19, 2014

BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions Limited has been fined £80,000 for a serious safety breach after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland.

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Construction company fined £100,000 after worker run-over by nine tonne truck

Friday, September 19, 2014

A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck. 

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Industrial gas supplier fined after plant explosion leaves worker injured

Friday, August 8, 2014

A multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey has been fined after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left a worker with life changing injuries. 

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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