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Category: Industry

Business partners fined following worker injured in explosion

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yorkshire business partners are fined after worker is blinded in explosion.

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Woodwork company fined after worker lost fingers

Monday, August 3, 2015

 A Gloucestershire-based woodwork firm was fined after a worker lost three fingers whilst using a table saw.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Glasgow scaffolding firm has been fined after a roof worker fell nearly six metres to his death.

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Heating engineers in court over asbestos

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. 

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Building contractor sentenced over unsafe working practices

Friday, July 31, 2015

An international construction firm has been sentenced after admitting multiple safety issues at a Manchester site where it was carrying out a shop refurbishment. 

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Court hears print dangers ‘largely ignored’

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Leeds printing company has been fined after an employee had the end of his thumb severed when it was drawn into an unguarded running nip between the rollers of a glueing machine. 

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Company sentenced after worker’s life changing injuries

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A company was fined £40,000 today after a worker suffered life changing injuries when part of a structure weighing 750kg fell on him.

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Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.

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Skipper sentenced for failings leading to diver death

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The skipper of a shellfish fishing boat has been sentenced for serious safety failings after the death of a diver in the River Forth Estuary. 

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Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Totternhoe Metal Recycling Limited (TMR) have been fined after a worker was injured whilst delivering waste metal.

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Welding – risk to respiratory health from fume exposure

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Welding Fume Team (WFT) was established by HSE in 2010 and has a broad membership with representatives from across a range of interests. The WFT works together to raise awareness of the respiratory hazards of fume from welding and thermal cutting applications. Read more about welding top tips, case studies and the WFT.

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Waste10 – Petrol recovery from end-of-life vehicles (rev2)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This guidance is aimed at vehicle dismantlers, and it advises on the fire and explosion hazards from handling and storing recovered petrol and how to control the risks.

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Leadership and worker involvement toolkit – Case studies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Five case studies which show how smaller construction businesses improved health and safety by using the leadership and worker involvement toolkit (LWIT). Two proven methods of using the toolkit become apparent: the ‘Risk profiling’ approach and the ‘Safety Observation Cards’ (SOCs) approach.

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Firm prosecuted following the avoidable death of a roof worker

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Darwen firm have appeared in court after one of their employees, Graham Readfern (56 yrs old from Bacup), died after falling from the roof of a partly completed loft conversion project in January 2012.

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Council sentenced over park injury to toddler

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A council appeared in court for sentencing today after an incident in which a three-year-old girl was struck by a park ranger’s vehicle.

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Government agrees high level principles for rodenticides stewardship regimes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A cross-government ‘Oversight Group’ has agreed a set of high-level principles to assist industry in developing stewardship regimes to control the use of rodenticides.

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Quarrying company fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Derbyshire quarrying company has been fined for safety failings after suffering a significant failure of a quarry face.

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Construction firms sentenced after worker death

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A national construction firm and a glazing contractor have been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety breaches after a worker fell to his death from a store front in Exeter.

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Construction company puts residents and public at risk

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A construction company has been fined for safety failings that put workers, residents and the public at risk from falling debris and possible collapse of the building.

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Two companies fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two companies have been fined for dangerously installing and operating gas fired tumble driers at a student hall of residence, while not Gas Safe Registered.

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