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Firm sentenced for serious safety breaches

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A London firm has been ordered to pay more than £250,000 in fines and costs for safety failings after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam during a dangerous lifting operation in strong winds at a hospital construction site in Essex.

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Company fined after worker injured in roof fall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Edinburgh-based contracting firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell five metres head first through a roof light.

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Council in court after schoolgirl seriously injured in lift shaft fall

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

City of Edinburgh Council has been fined after a schoolgirl was seriously injured when she fell more than five metres as teachers attempted to free her from a broken down lift.

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Court stop for bus manufacturer

Monday, February 24, 2014

A major international bus and coach manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was injured at its Sheffield plant after falling from a poorly-guarded gantry.

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NASHICS Spring Seminar 2014: Social Care Health and Safety – Stirling, 15 April 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

This seminar will make safety real, relevant and specific for the care sector. Keep up to date with important topics, explore practical issues of current concern, and take away solutions.

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RR1001 – Flammable mists from accidental hydrocarbon releases offshore

Friday, February 21, 2014

This report investigates offshore hydrocarbon releases in an attempt to identify whether mists of hydrocarbon droplets were formed, and if these presented a flammability hazard.

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HSE Safety Alert – Preventing catastrophic failure of luffing jib tower cranes in high winds

Friday, February 21, 2014

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in high winds, HSE is making this information available to tower crane users as supplementary guidance to that contained in BS7121 Part 5:2006, Code of practice for safe use of cranes -Tower cranes. This information is issued without prejudice to any ongoing investigations. HSE is […]

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Engineering company fined after worker suffers horrific injuries in explosion

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Worcestershire engineering firm has been fined after a worker lost both his legs in a factory blast.

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Burnley bakery fined after worker loses fingertips in pasty machine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Burnley bakery has appeared in court after an employee had the tips of two fingers chopped off by a pasty-making machine.

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Suspended prison sentence for builder after bricklayer paralysed by fall

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Lincoln builder has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence after a self-employed bricklayer broke his back in two places after falling three metres from faulty scaffolding.

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Court action for Brent food company

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Park Royal food company has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost the ends of two fingers in a poorly-guarded machine.

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Cardiff contractors in court over worker’s roof plunge

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Cardiff building contractor has been fined for breaking safety legislation after a young worker broke his back in a seven-metre fall through an unprotected hole in a roof.

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Cambridgeshire farming firm in court following wetland deaths

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured by falling guttering

Friday, February 14, 2014

An Aberdeen-based demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured by falling cast iron guttering.

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Firm in court after worker requires toe amputation

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Northamptonshire engineering firm has been fined after a worker sustained a serious foot injury when lifting equipment failed at company premises in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

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Farmworker disabled after being crushed under falling hay bales

Friday, February 14, 2014

A part-time farm worker was left permanently disabled after being crushed by two straw bales that fell on him as he tried to remove them from a seven-metre stack at a farm in North Yorkshire.

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Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Global plastics recycler fined after worker’s arm injury

Friday, February 14, 2014

One of the country’s largest plastic recycling plants, based in north Nottinghamshire, has been fined after a worker suffered a broken arm when it became caught in machinery.

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