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Producers of Star Wars plead guilty

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.

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Worker trapped by three tonne road roller

Friday, July 22, 2016

An exhibitions and displays company has been fined for safety breaches after a labourer was crushed by a road roller.

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Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures.

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Worker injured falling down a service riser shaft

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A construction company in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered injury when he fell down a service riser shaft.

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Angus based company fined after death of worker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A company that specialises in the application of protective coating systems has been sentenced after a worker became caught on pipe being sprayed with molten metal and lost his life.

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New minister for health and safety

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE.

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Suspended sentence for Chesterfield plumber

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A plumber from Chesterfield has received a ten month suspended sentence for health and safety failings.

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Country estate prosecuted after flanker blinded at grouse shoot

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A sporting and country estate was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered a life changing injury.

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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

Monday, July 18, 2016

A hospice based in Sydenham has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires’ disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting legionnaires disease.

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HSE’s top team smash targets in charity fundraising drive

Monday, July 18, 2016

A team of directors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) put in the hard yards to raise more than £1500 for a good cause.

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Worker’s finger severed in machinery

Friday, July 15, 2016

A tube fabrication company based in Caerphilly has been fined after a worker had a finger severed in machinery.

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Portsmouth glass company fined after worker was injured

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A glass company in Portsmouth has been fined after a worker was injured when his clothing was caught in machinery.

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Engineering worker suffers life changing injuries

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Engineering firm, Point Engineering (Hull) Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after a marine hatch and frame weighting more than 500 kilograms fell forward seriously injuring an employee and narrowly missing another person.

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Steel galvanising firm fined over safety breach

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A galvanising firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries.

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Engineering company find for safety failings

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An engineering company based in High Peak has been fined after a worker was injured.

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Company fined for safety failings after worker injures hand on lathe

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A company in Leeds, has been fined after a worker suffered injury when his hand came into contact with a lathe.

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Company fined after joiner injured

Monday, July 11, 2016

A construction company in Northumberland has been fined after a joiner fell approximately four metres suffering injury.

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Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

Monday, July 11, 2016

An Ellesmere Port based home brewing kit manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s right hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine.

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Construction worker crushed by excavator on school demolition site.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A construction company was sentenced today after a worker suffered crush injuries when he was hit and then run over by an excavator.

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