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Company fined after worker loses arm on dangerous conveyor

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost his arm after trapping it between a roller and the belt of a moving conveyor at a site in North East London.

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Blackpool Council prosecuted over child’s head injury

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A ten-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries when part of a swing collapsed on him at a Blackpool park, a court has heard.

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Boldon firm fined after worker seriously hurt in fall

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a fall whilst repairing an extraction unit in Newcastle.

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UK Coal – failings led to miner’s death

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company was sentenced today (22 October) after admitting a catalogue of serious safety failings that led to the death of miner Gerry Gibson at Kellingley colliery in 2011.

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Kellingley pit explosion – UK Coal admits safety breach

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company has today (22 Oct) been sentenced for safety failings that led to an underground pit explosion and the evacuation of more than 200 miners from Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks

Monday, October 21, 2013

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive.

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Event safety game-changers – Warwick, 12 November 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The event covers how HSE enforcement, Fee for Intervention and CDM affect events, leisure and entertainment industries.  A must for anyone involved in the operational planning of exhibitions, conferences, events, theatre production, entertainment and TV.

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Luton airport fined after Norfolk pensioner’s death

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luton Airport and a design subcontractor have been ordered to pay a total of £372,595 in fines and costs for safety failings after an elderly passenger was killed on a poorly sited pedestrian crossing.

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Sawmill fined after worker’s arm trapped in machine

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Dumfries sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became trapped in poorly guarded machinery.

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Demolition firm fined after floor collapse

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Neath Port Talbot based demolition firm has been fined £30,000 after two of its workers were injured when a mezzanine floor collapsed on them.

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Recycling firm and director sentenced for safety risks to workers

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing.

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Firm fined for vibrating tool failings

Friday, October 18, 2013

An East Sussex worker developed a painful and debilitating nerve condition through prolonged, unrestricted use of vibrating power tools, a court has heard.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Firm in court over ‘Dickensian’ conditions for Preston workers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A construction firm has been prosecuted after it allowed subcontractors to carry out refurbishment work on a Grade 2 listed building in Preston for nearly seven weeks without toilets or running water.

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Food firm’s safety neglect led to woman’s injury

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An international food manufacturer has been fined after a production worker lost the tip of a finger in an unguarded dough-proving machine at a pizza factory in Harrow.

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Court case for Croydon company

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Croydon company that builds truck bodies has been prosecuted after a worker’s leg was crushed by a pack of six-metre steel sheets weighing almost 4 tonnes when it slid and fell during unloading.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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Packaging firm in court for guard failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined after a worker severed the tip of a finger on a machine where a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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