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Contractor fined for health and safety failings on roof work

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Bedford based contractor has been fined for safety failings while working on a roof at a local car firm.

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Insulation company fined for health and safety failings

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Welsh insulation company that produced natural insulation products have been fined for health and safety failings

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HSE media statement: HSE to prosecute Alton Towers’ owners after ‘Smiler’ incident

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which five people were seriously injured on a rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

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Waste management firm in court after young man crushed to death

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Derbyshire waste firm Rainbow Waste Management Limited has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was crushed by the bucket of a motorised loading shovel.

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Firm fined after circus tent collapse

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The owner of a company who supplies marquees and tents has been fined after guy ropes securing a circus tent snapped causing it to collapse injuring three adults and five children at Burley Park, New Forest.

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HSE media statement: Major incident at Didcot Power Station on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE inspectors are on site at the Didcot A Power station in Oxfordshire, following the major incident on Tuesday 23 February. HSE are presently assisting the police and the emergency services. The thoughts of all HSE staff are with the family of the person who has died and the families of those affected by the collapse.”

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Firm fined after worker fall

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Dorset based joinery company has been fined after a sub-contractor fell through a window opening to the floor below.

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Sixteen-year-old worker falls through skylight

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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Free forestry & arboriculture SHADs – various locations, March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

HSE has teamed up with the Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to each industry. Arboriculture SHAD – Enfield, 9 March 2016; Forestry SHADs – Perthshire, 18 March 2016 & Northumberland, 22 March 2016. Book now.

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Firm fined after man struck by gate

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A company who produce and install gate systems been fined after a leaf of the gate fell and struck a man.

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Company fined after worker falls from height

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Mosstodloch Engineering company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured after falling twenty feet.

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Exeter plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An Exeter plumber left a gas meter and gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home after he had undertaken unregistered gas work.

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Company fined for failure to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A London based company who fabricate structural steel products has been fined for failure to maintain compliance with the law following prior HSE enforcement action.

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Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A scrap metal firm and its director have been fined after a Manchester worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm when it became stuck in a forklift truck.

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Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site.

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker’s roof fall

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hemel Hempstead Scaffolding Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn.

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WWT free event ‘Good health is good business’ – Shrewsbury, 9 March 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Free working well together half-day event to raise awareness of construction related health problems and to give practical advice on how to control and avoid the risks.

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