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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A laboratory design and installation specialist has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

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NHS Foundation Trust fined for after worker suffered serious burns

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH), has been fined after an employee received serious burns whilst stripping down a steam boiler.

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.

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Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three construction firms have been ordered to pay over £400,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings, after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in poorly-guarded machinery during a road surfacing operation in Hertfordshire.

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Care home owner fined following death of resident

Friday, March 27, 2015

A healthcare firm and its director have been ordered to pay more than £335,000 in fines and costs after a 100 year-old resident died from injuries she sustained in a fall from a hoist at a former Bedfordshire care home.

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Firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

Friday, March 27, 2015

A food packaging firm in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught between a feed belt and drive roller.

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Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Southport company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries when he fell some four metres from a bungalow roof.

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Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A waste recycling firm has been fined after a Leicester worker suffered severe crush injuries in an unsafe machine.

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Manufacturer in court after worker’s arm pulled into machinery

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An ice cream manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine.

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Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A construction company has been fined for unsafe refurbishment work that exposed workers to the risk of serious injuries.

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Construction industry invited to free safety seminar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Members of the construction industry from across the Midlands are being invited to a free seminar looking at the challenges facing the sector, including forthcoming changes to regulations.

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Engineer in court after worker crushed to death on pier

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An engineering boss has been sentenced after an employee was crushed to death on a pier in Orkney.

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Hospital gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd has been fined for causing a major gas leak at a Staffordshire hospital.

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One in two basement sites in top London boroughs fails safety inspections

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Almost half of domestic basement projects across three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day initiative, figures reveal.

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Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A farmer has been prosecuted after a walker sustained life-threatening injuries when she was trampled by cows while walking on a public footpath.

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy.

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Materials company prosecuted for worker’s crush injury

Monday, March 23, 2015

A global materials company has been fined after a maintenance engineer’s hand was crushed at its West Midlands factory.

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Leeds trader’s suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope.

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