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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Farm sentenced after skylight fall

Friday, June 19, 2015

A farm company was sentenced today after admitting safety failures relating to a worker falling five and a half meters through an abattoir skylight. 

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Farm fined for fracturing gas pipeline

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Lincolnshire based farm, run by W. & A.C. Rose (Farms) Ltd in Fillingham was fined for serious safety failings that led to a gas pipe being fractured, putting lives at risk.

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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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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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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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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Fertiliser firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 18, 2015

A fertiliser company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he became trapped in an agriculture spreader whilst carrying out maintenance.

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Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A farmer has been prosecuted after a walker sustained life-threatening injuries when she was trampled by cows while walking on a public footpath.

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Essex company in court after worker’s life-changing injury

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A vegetable nursery has been fined after a worker’s arm was severed when it was drawn into the unguarded nip point of a machine being used at its site in Nazeing.

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Free Arboriculture Contractors SHAD – Warwickshire, 17 March 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Places still available on this free Safety and Health Awareness Day, covering legislation, training, safety guidance, risk assessment, PPE and equipment inspection. Plus a practical demonstration session spotlighting climbing, site management and tree rescue.

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Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Days – March 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two identical half-day sessions will be run on each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon: 10 March 2015 – Parkgate, Dumfries and Galloway; 24 March 2015 – Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

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Farm worker’s death leads to prosecution over exposure to toxic gases

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after a 29 year-old worker died following exposure to toxic gases.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Farm director gets fine after dangerous work at height

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

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Farmer in court for roof fall failings

Friday, February 6, 2015

The partner of an East Sussex farm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a three metre fall through a fragile cowshed roof.

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