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Companies sentenced in HSE inspector’s “most horrific case”

Friday, December 4, 2015

Two North West companies have been fined following the death of two workers at a Merseyside woodchip factory.

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Quarry company fined after worker injured due to unguarded drilling rig

Friday, December 4, 2015

A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone quarry.

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Construction company director fined after worker’s ladder fall

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The director of a construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from a ladder, resulting in life-changing injuries.

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Unlicensed company removes asbestos ceiling from school

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A construction firm removed an asbestos ceiling in a school despite not being legally approved to do the work.

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Waste and recycling centre fined after worker injures hand on conveyor

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A waste and recycling centre was fined after a worker was injured after his hand was drawn into an in running nip point on a waste transport conveyor.

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Demolition firm fined after worker falls from height

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A demolition company has been sentenced after pleading guilty to health and safety failings following a worker’s fall from height.

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Caustic burns to worker at food manufacturing company

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Food manufacturing company, Princes Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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Worker struck by tray tipping machine at mushroom farm

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mushroom farm was fined after an employee was injured whilst making an adjustment to an unguarded machine.

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Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A St Albans cinema director has been fined after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Paignton contractor puts lives at risk when a gas flue was removed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A gas flue was removed during a re-roofing contract potentially putting a tenant’s life at risk.

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Roofing firm fined after worker injured by machinery

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Roofing and insulation firm IKO Plc has been prosecuted after a worker suffered arm injuries from a running auto plant machine.

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Construction site manager fined for safety failings

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height. 

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Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring. 

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Roofer killed in fall from height

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Castleford scaffolder has been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death from a roof.

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Three workers injured when lowering cable

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An electrical services company has been fined after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building on Five Ways Island.

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Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.

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Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, November 23, 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock

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Farming SHADs – new dates for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge. Further dates announced – Barnsley, 6 January 2016 & Loughborough, 7 January 2016.

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