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NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in mobility scooter plunge

Friday, January 15, 2016

The NHS Litigation Authority has been prosecuted after an 82 year old man fell 12 feet to his death from an elevated walkway outside a health centre.

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Case 388 – Refuse collectors Christmas hat ban

Friday, January 15, 2016

Refuse collection workers in Colchester were banned from wearing Christmas hats or anything Christmassy on the grounds of health and safety.

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School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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Firms fined after two employees were injured in cold store collapse

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Two companies were fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured at a construction site when a cold store collapsed under them.

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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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Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails.

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Company director fined after worker falls through skylight

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The company director of a sash restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres through an unprotected skylight.

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Company fined after worker falls from van roof

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A glazing firm was fined after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries.

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Firm fined after worker’s hand was caught in machinery

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Northampton luxury kitchen manufacturer, Bespoke in Oak Limited, was sentenced on 12 January 2016 after a worker had two fingers amputated following an industrial accident.  The incident occurred on 31st October 2014 when the worker caught his dominant right hand on a revolving cutting block.

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School in court over science experiment injury

Monday, January 11, 2016

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class of children.

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Takeaway shop fined for failure to produce ELCI

Monday, January 11, 2016

A takeaway shop was fined after for failure to produce an ELCI (Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance) certificate.

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RR1053 – Development of an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace

Monday, January 11, 2016

The aim of the research was to look at the feasibility of developing a toolbox for the management of common health problems in the workplace. Reliable and valid evidence identifies the two most common health problems at work as musculoskeletal disorders and psychological ill-health (stress, anxiety and depression).

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Council sentenced after vulnerable man choked to death

Friday, January 8, 2016

A council has been prosecuted after the death of a vulnerable day visitor to one of its care centres.

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Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two companies have been sentenced after a construction worker suffered life changing injuries when he received an electric shock from an overhead power line.

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CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry

Friday, January 8, 2016

This website provides guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  

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Housing trust in court after mower mangles worker’s hand

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Tameside housing trust has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left hand when it was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower. 

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HSE/HMRC joint webinar to help growing businesses – 9 February 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

HSE and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations businesses are likely to face.

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Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. 

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Shropshire man prosecuted after employee suffers extensive injuries

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The owner of a Shropshire haulage and shot blasting company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered extensive injuries in an unguarded machine. 

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Coachbuilder fined over worker injury

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Cheshire coachbuilding firm has been fined after a worker sustained injuries to his hand when using an unguarded planer. 

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