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Safety failings land firm in court

Friday, June 12, 2015

A metal processing company has been fined for safety failings which exposed a worker to a serious risk of injury from a fall.

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Hospital trust fined for legionella control failings

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined£50,000 for failing to control legionella.

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Dudley company director prosecuted for illegal gas work

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A company director from Dudley has been sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work on a property in Kingswinford putting the lives of the owners at risk.

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Family firm fined after worker broke back in roof fall

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A family-run company in Birmingham that specialises in removing asbestos from buildings has been fined after an employee broke his back when he fell through a fragile roof.

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Telford engineering firm fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 A lifting company based in Telford has been fined after a beam weighing two tonnes fell onto an employee causing severe injuries. 

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Farmer charged as worker seriously injured in fall through roof

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Farmer James Brown has been fined after health and safety breaches led to a worker being seriously injured after he fell through a roof he was working on at Mr Brown’s farm.

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Haulage firm fined after driver injured

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Bedfordshire haulage contractor has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered serious injuries when he was catapulted from a powered access platform as he was unloading it from a heavy goods vehicle.

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Builder charged as worker seriously injured in fall through roof

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Builder James Brown has been fined after health and safety breaches led to a worker being seriously injured after he fell through a roof he was working on at Hoskinshire Farm, Out Rawcliffe, Preston.

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Construction firm sentenced over ‘life changing’ fall

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Construction company has been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety failings after a 55 year old employee fell through a skylight roof. 

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NMHSAG: ‘Act Safely – Go Home Safely’ – Bolton, 25 June 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group present 1st Stephen Horrocks Memorial Conference. Includes speakers from HSE, HSL, Calderbank MBC, 3M Personal Safety and Red24. Free to attend – places are limited.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The kids are alright

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My experience of today’s young people is very different from the oft portrayed image of a cosseted, over-protected generation of social media-addicted couch potatoes.

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Agriculture firm fined after two workers injured by reversing vehicles

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

AB Agri Limited has been fined after two people were injured when they were struck by a reversing heavy goods vehicle at the company’s Northallerton site.

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Developer in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Monday, June 8, 2015

A construction firm has been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during the conversion of an office block into residential flats in Witham, Essex. 

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Halifax firm fined over explosion at primary school

Monday, June 8, 2015

A gas servicing firm in Halifax has been prosecuted for safety failings after an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

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Roofing boss prosecuted for safety failings

Monday, June 8, 2015

A London roofing firm boss has been fined for safety failings after four workers were put at risk of serious injury from falls while replacing a roof.

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Roofer prosecuted for safety failings

Monday, June 8, 2015

An Oxfordshire roofer has been fined for safety failings after he put himself and another worker at risk of a four metre fall while carrying out pointing and tiling on a roof in Woodstock.

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Health and Safety Executive statement – update on investigation into incident at Alton Towers

Friday, June 5, 2015

HSE will today remove the carriages involved in the incident on ‘The Smiler’ rollercoaster on 2 June and transport them to the Health and Safety Laboratory in Buxton for further analysis. 

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Sentences after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

Friday, June 5, 2015

A school operator and a cleaning contractor have both been fined, after a man sustained permanent spinal injuries while felling a tree on school grounds in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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Gas fitter jailed for multiple safety breaches

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Barnsley gas fitter has been sent to prison for illegal and unsafe work at five properties across South and West Yorkshire over an 18-month period.

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Manufacturer in court after worker loses arm

Thursday, June 4, 2015

An animal feed supplement manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker lost his arm after it was pulled into machinery.

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