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Category: Industry

Ely mushroom farm sentenced over worker’s arm injury

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A mushroom farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arm was caught in unguarded machinery at a site in Cambridgeshire.

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Five in court for multiple safety failings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been fined for repeated safety failings after workers were caught on a roof without taking proper safety precautions.

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RR1008 – National survey of the burden of sickness absence in the waste and recycling industry

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The aim of the project was to provide HSE and the industry with reliable estimates of rates of sickness absence for specific categories of ill health and for key work tasks undertaken by workers.

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Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine (COPFS release)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.

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Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.

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Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The senior partner of a building firm in Crawley has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.

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RR1011 – Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.

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Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.

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Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall

Monday, July 21, 2014

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.

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Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Nottinghamshire aerospace engineering company has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.

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Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Lincolnshire vegetable farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a mother of two was killed when she was run over by a reversing tractor trailer.

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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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