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Estate fined £140,000 after forestry worker killed whilst tree felling

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Buccleuch Estates Limited has been fined for health and safety failings after a worker died during tree felling operations at Bogrie Wood near Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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Kent building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley.

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Business owner sentenced for customer death failings

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The owner of a Berkshire car maintenance business has been sentenced for safety failings after reversing into and killing a customer in his van.

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Council fined after worker suffered severe life changing injuries

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after a driver suffered severe abdominal crush injuries when he was trapped between the lifting hoist and the side of a refuse vehicle.

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Court for company after safety neglect

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An engineering firm in Kent has been fined after a worker lost the tip of a finger when his gloved hand got caught in an unguarded drill.

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L118 – Health and safety at quarries: Approved Code of Practice (revised)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This updated document contains an Approved Code of Practice and other supporting guidance on the duties in the Quarries Regulations 1999. The Regulations aim to protect those working at a quarry and others who may be affected by quarrying activities.

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Firm in court after teenager’s arm crushed in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Sheffield teenager with a temporary job at a major glass recycling firm in West Yorkshire had his arm crushed when it was drawn into the unguarded danger zone of a machine, a court has heard.

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Bread factory fined over worker’s hand injury

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Pontypridd bread manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was trapped by moving blades on a dough-cutting machine.

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One in three basement projects fail safety checks

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More than a third of domestic basement projects in three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day clampdown, figures reveal.

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Public consultation – changes to petroleum legislation

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposals to consolidate and modernise the petroleum legislative framework in GB. The new regulatory structures will, where practicable, simplify the current legislative arrangements and make the requirements easier to understand.

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Safe use of skip loaders: Advice for workers (revised)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at workers involved in the movement of skips and containers. It lists the dangers involved in this work and provides a checklist of some important actions workers can take to protect themselves and others.

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HSE launches new stoneworkers site

Monday, December 16, 2013

HSE’s new stoneworkers website provides information about the main causes of injury and ill-health to those working in the stone industry and further guidance to employers on how to effectively manage common health and safety risks.

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West Yorkshire firm neglected safety for staff

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Leeds-based company has been fined after it ignored health and safety regulations over several years, leaving several employees with disabling vibration-related disease.

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Northamptonshire firm prosecuted after scaffold collapse

Monday, December 16, 2013

Northamptonshire shoppers were forced to run for safety as a scaffold collapsed and fell some 20 metres towards them, a court has heard.

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Pharmaceuticals firms fined for chemical incidents at Welsh plant

Friday, December 13, 2013

Two Flintshire pharmaceutical firms have been fined for multiple safety and environmental breaches which caused workers’ major health problems and resulted in releases to the environment – including failures to comply with two HSE enforcement notices.

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Construction firm fined after five roofers injured in school steelwork collapse

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Worcestershire construction company has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £200,000 after five roofing contractors were seriously injured when a heavy steel canopy for a new secondary school collapsed.

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Lincolnshire firm fined for worker fall failings

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee seriously injured his back in a three-metre fall through a fragile roof at a Market Rasen farm.

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Printers fined after worker’s head was trapped in machine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A major printing company has been fined for serious safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when his head became trapped in machinery.

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Staffordshire firm in court after worker shatters arm in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Leek company that weaves and dyes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee seriously injured his arm in an unguarded machine.

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