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Greenock based engineering company fined £10k after steel lathe crushed employee (COPFS release)

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Greenock based engineering company has pled guilty today at Greenock Sheriff Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within their Greenock factory.

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Developer goes to prison after repeatedly flaunting safety laws

Friday, July 18, 2014

A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

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Property firm fined after ignoring woodworking risks

Friday, July 18, 2014

A property maintenance firm has appeared in court after ignoring safety concerns at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.

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Company and director prosecuted for stone dust failings

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of a London masonry company has been handed a suspended prison sentence for exposing workers to harmful stone dust and ignoring notices to improve extraction ventilation.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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HSE publishes schools sensible risk web pages

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Are you responsible for managing health and safety in a school? To help you strike the right balance in managing the real risks, HSE has published new, straightforward guidance which highlights common health and safety myths, advises on a sensible and proportionate approach, and clarifies which activities are covered by health and safety law.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Builder’s work on chimney put elderly couple at risk

Monday, July 14, 2014

A roofing contractor has been given a suspended prison sentence after an elderly couple was exposed to deadly fumes when his work on a chimney stack caused a blockage above a gas fire.

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Safety failings at M25 construction site led to worker’s death

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Slough construction firm and a bulldozer operator have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was run over and killed while working on the M25 widening project.

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing.

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Leicester company in court after child’s head trapped in electric gate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Leicester company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate guarding on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Stourbridge.

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Derbyshire firm in court after worker’s finger severed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Dronfield company which produces packaging for the food processing industry has been fined after a worker suffered serious hand injuries unblocking an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

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Construction company in court after employee crushed by excavator

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Worcestershire construction company has been fined for neglecting safety after a 27-year-old  worker sustained life-changing injuries when he was struck by a reversing excavator.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Suffolk builder has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 150 hours of community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ipswich.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Four fined after life-threatening fairground fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A fairground ride manufacturing company, its director and two ride assessors have been sentenced after a catalogue of errors led to a teenage rider being ejected from a brand new extreme ride at a festival in Hertfordshire.

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