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Cotswold Airfield Operator prosecuted following fire-fighter’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kemble Air Services Ltd, the operator of Cotswold Airfield, has been fined for safety failings after an experienced fire-fighter was killed while moving a pressurised gas cylinder.

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Fairground operator in court after toddler falls through gap in fence

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A fairground ride operator has been fined after a two-year-old boy fell through a gap in a perimeter fence.

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Manchester care home in court over vulnerable resident’s injuries

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Manchester care home has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable resident was badly injured when he fell from a first floor window.

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Council sentenced after lives of workers and the public put at risk

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fife Council has been fined for serious safety failings after workers struck and ruptured an underground gas pipe releasing almost four tonnes of gas.

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Care provider prosecuted after death of patient during restraint

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Care provider Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a patient died while being restrained using an unauthorised technique at a Nottinghamshire mental health hospital.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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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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HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages

Friday, April 11, 2014

HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government. These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.

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Council in court after death of pensioner

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

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Bolton charity in court after child loses finger in school door

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Bolton charity has been prosecuted for safety failings after a nine-year-old boy with autism lost a finger when his left hand became trapped in a school door.

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Salford Council prosecuted after child loses fingertips in school gate

Friday, April 4, 2014

Salford City Council has been fined £20,000 after a six-year-old boy with autism and learning difficulties lost the tips of three fingers when his hand was trapped in a school gate.

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HSE responds to Birmingham Post article: ‘Shambles as library staff unable to reach books’

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dear Editor,

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Cornwall Council and building company fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

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UK’s biggest care home provider fined over fish & chip death

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The UK’s biggest care home provider has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a vulnerable resident choked to death on fish and chips during an entertainment evening at its Chorley premises.

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Powys County Council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Powys County Council has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured at its public services’ depot in Ystradgynlais.

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Statement on joint Police/HSE investigation into Brecon Beacon deaths

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Statement on investigation into deaths of three soldiers following a Ministry of Defence selection test exercise in the Brecon Beacons in July 2013.

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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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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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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

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