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Employee in court after striking co-worker’s head with digger bucket

Friday, April 25, 2014

A construction site worker from Rushden has been prosecuted after he struck another worker on the head with the bucket on a digger.

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Monmouthshire firm ignored safety warning at excavation site

Friday, April 25, 2014

A development company carried out potentially dangerous work and then ignored a Prohibition Notice requiring them to stop until improvements had been made, a court has heard.

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Firm fined for putting workers at risk

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Tyne and Wear firm has been fined for putting workers at risk of serious injury after numerous potentially dangerous machines were found to be poorly guarded.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Friday, April 25, 2014

A roofing firm and its managing director have been fined after they allowed workers onto a house roof in Tyldesley to use a jet washer without safety measures in place.

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Suffolk company in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Suffolk firm which makes rubber granules has been fined for safety breaches after an agency worker was severely injured when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Six metre fall lands Orkney firm in court

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Orkney-based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell six metres through a roof sheet.

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Firm sentenced after worker severely injured

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Stirlingshire company has been fined for serious safety failings after a foundry worker’s legs were crushed when he was struck by a one tonne mould in a casting box while turning it with an overhead crane.

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West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A West Midlands company that makes roller shutters has been fined after an employee severed part of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in Northamptonshire.

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European campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

During 2014-2015, HSE is helping to promote EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress – by providing campaign specific information, including news, events and resources.

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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

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Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Trafford, injuring three workers.

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REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Essex plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

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Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415-volt electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard.

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Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-changing injuries when he fell almost four metres through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen.

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Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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