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Category: Manufacturing

Steel company prosecuted after worker’s injury

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tata Steel has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained serious injuries to his hand at the company’s works in Llanelli, South Wales.

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Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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West Yorkshire firm neglected safety for staff

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Leeds-based company has been fined after it ignored health and safety regulations over several years, leaving several employees with disabling vibration-related disease.

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Printers fined after worker’s head was trapped in machine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A major printing company has been fined for serious safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when his head became trapped in machinery.

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Staffordshire firm in court after worker shatters arm in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Leek company that weaves and dyes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee seriously injured his arm in an unguarded machine.

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Port Talbot company in court over worker’s head injuries

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Port Talbot manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries when her head became trapped between two machines.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses leg in fish tank fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Manchester firm has been ordered to pay nearly £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed by a giant fish tank that toppled off a forklift truck.

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Safety Climate Tool speaks your language

Friday, December 6, 2013

HSL’s Safety Climate Tool (SCT) is now available in several languages, including Danish, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish. Contact us for additional information, a free demonstration or to register your interest in other languages.

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International manufacturer fined after worker is impaled

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One of the world’s largest producers of adhesives for the construction industry has been fined after a worker died when he was pinned against a forklift truck by a reversing lorry in Halesowen.

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Timber firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an employee severed three fingers in an unguarded roller conveyor.

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Castleford worker fears for future after losing fingers in machinery

Friday, November 29, 2013

A worker had two fingers pulled from their sockets as he cleaned a silo because of a badly-guarded machine, a court has been told.

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Joinery company and director fined for safety failings

Friday, November 29, 2013

A London joinery firm and a company director have been fined for multiple safety breaches that put employees at risk.

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Tissue maker fined after worker has fingers amputated

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A major Leicester-based company has been fined after a worker had to have the tips of two fingers amputated after trapping them in badly-guarded machinery while trying to clear a blockage.

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Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013

As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and prevention at any of the HSE and Legionella Control Association (LCA) stakeholder events taking place during February, March and April 2014.

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Firm fined for guarding failings after worker struck by flying splinters

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Glasgow wood machining company has been fined for safety failings that left a worker needing extensive surgery.

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Firm fined for guarding failings after scraper bar crushes worker

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Dumfries wood machining company has been fined for serious safety failings that left a worker fighting for his life in hospital.

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Engineering firm sentenced following Preston worker’s death

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A major engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings following the death of an electrician who was crushed by an overhead crane at a Preston factory.

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Surrey firm in court after worker seriously injured

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Surrey-based building materials firm has been fined after a worker had both legs broken when he was struck by a falling 400kg metal track.

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Scenery collapse turns into drama for worker

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A specialist company that makes scenery for London’s theatres and international fashion shows has been prosecuted after a carpenter was struck by a falling piece of a mock log cabin set.

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