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Safety failings put West Sussex firm in court

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Worthing company that makes audio equipment used by leading recording studios has been fined after a worker broke an arm in an unguarded machine.

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Health board fined after failing to protect worker from attack

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lothian Health Board has been fined for safety failings after a worker was attacked while making a home visit to a patient with mental health issues.

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Crane hire firm fined for safety failings

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Bridgend crane hire firm has been fined for failing to make adequate provisions for safe work at height.

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Firm in court after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker’s hand was badly crushed in a machine on which a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Firm fined after worker hit on head by falling skip

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Newcastle-based skip hire firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a falling skip.

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Company prosecuted for worker fall failings

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Cheltenham company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell more than 11 metres through a barn roof while installing solar panels.

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Kent company fined over worker death

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Kent aggregate company has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by dangerous lifting equipment on a tipper lorry.

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Company fined after man seriously injured on Cheltenham building site

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Wiltshire civil engineering company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured by a reversing tipper truck at a Cheltenham building site

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South Yorkshire council in court over care home fall

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after an 82-year-old vulnerable woman was injured in a fall at one of their care homes.

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House builder and site manager prosecuted after bricklayer’s fatal fall

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Lincolnshire house building company has been fined and a site manager sentenced to community service after a self-employed bricklayer fell to his death from dangerous scaffolding.

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Builder prosecuted for dangerous gas work

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A builder has been sentenced for illegal and dangerous gas work that posed a serious risk to a Bude pensioner.

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Firm sentenced after worker crushed to death

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An east London firm has been fined £125,000 after being found guilty of safety failings that led to the death of a worker who was crushed by a falling metal mast at its site in Cambridgeshire.

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Company fined for guarding failings after worker severs finger

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Staffordshire furniture company has been fined after an employee severed a finger in an unguarded machine.

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Hospital trust sentenced over fatal Legionnaires’ disease and patient window fall

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (4 September) been ordered to pay a total of £350,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings relating to two separate matters.

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Jarrow firm sentenced after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Jarrow firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it became caught in machinery at an engineering plant.

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New methods for Hazardous Area Classification for explosive gas atmospheres – HSL, Buxton, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Seminar will provide a practical guide to area classification taking into account recent research that has been carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratory. Seminar will also be of interest to those with responsibilities for demonstrating compliance with Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

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Directors prosecuted for worker death failings

Monday, September 2, 2013

The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have been prosecuted after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster.

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Building contractor fined after family exposed to carbon monoxide danger

Monday, September 2, 2013

Morris and Spottiswood Ltd, a Glasgow based building contractor has been fined for a catalogue of failings that left a family exposed to potentially fatal carbon monoxide fumes.

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National clampdown targets poor construction site safety

Monday, September 2, 2013

Poor standards and unsafe work on Britain’s building sites will be targeted as part of a nationwide drive aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Amenity Weed Control Conference 2013 – October 17, Leicester

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Amenity Forum holds its annual conference on 17th October 2013 at the Leicester City Football Club. The event will focus on the practical implications of recent national policy changes and initiatives, and the technical challenges facing the amenity sector.

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