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Star company of BBC series prosecuted over worker injury

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work.

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Worker suffers life threatening injuries after drum explodes

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Kent company who supplies road safety products has been fined after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when a drum he was working on exploded.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Worker fatally crushed by refuse collection vehicle – firms fined £815,000

Friday, June 10, 2016

Two companies were fined a total of £815,000 after a worker and father-to-be was crushed to death in Lancashire by a refuse collection vehicle.

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Firm fined after three employees overcome by fumes

Friday, June 10, 2016

A food waste disposal and recycling firm has been fined £250,000 after three employees were overcome by toxic gases, including hydrogen sulphide, and a reduced oxygen atmosphere in an animal waste facility in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Worker crushed between two vehicles

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A waste management and plant hire company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling.

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Recycling company fined after worker was injured in machinery

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A recycling company in Nantwich has been fined after a 24 year old worker was seriously injured when he was dragged into machinery.

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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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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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Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder.

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North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Waste recycling firm fined after worker injured

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A London-based waste recycling company, specialising in the recycling of metal, has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram.

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Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Monday, January 25, 2016

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol

Friday, January 22, 2016

South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Cardiff welcomes health and safety system strategy roadshow

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welsh business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today in Cardiff to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Firm sentenced after worker loses hand in machine

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Manchester waste plastic recycling firm has been fined after an employee’s hand was severed when dragged into a granulator machine.

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Company fined after worker seriously injured

Friday, December 18, 2015

A waste and recycling company was fined £450,000 after a stack of baled waste collapsed, seriously injuring a worker.

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Warwickshire tradesman fined after employee lost fingers

Monday, December 7, 2015

Richard John Pullinger, a sole trader that recycles cardboard in Polesworth, was fined after a 19-year-old employee suffered severe damage to his left hand when it was drawn into a roller press that had no guards on it.

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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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