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Lanarkshire farm safety event aims to cut deaths

Monday, November 15, 2010

Farmers from across Lanarkshire are encouraged to attend a free half day event this week for practical advice in dealing with the dangers of working in agriculture.

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Broxburn farm safety event aims to cut deaths

Friday, November 12, 2010

Farmers from across the Lothians and central Scotland are being encouraged to attend a free half day event next week for practical advice in dealing with the dangers of working in agriculture.

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Some improvement but still not good enough – high rates of injury remain in waste and recycling

Friday, November 12, 2010

The combined fatal and major injury rate in waste and recycling is more than four times the average across all industries.

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Fewer deaths and injuries in manufacturing, but improvement still needed

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fewer people in manufacturing are dying or being injured by their work, according to the latest HSE figures.

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Chemical firm in court after fireball horror

Friday, November 12, 2010

A subsidiary of a global chemical company has been fined £20,000 after a welder suffered serious burns in a dust explosion at one of its plants in Cumbria.

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Firm in court after worker burned by power cable

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Birmingham heating company has been convicted after one of its workers suffered serious burns from a power cable.

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Asbestos widow backs new apprenticeship scheme

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A widow, whose husband died after being exposed to asbestos fibres, is backing a new training initiative which aims to save the lives of young apprentices in Cheshire and Merseyside.

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Brothers prosecuted over Tameside workers’ health risk

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Two brothers have been prosecuted for putting workers at a Tameside fencing manufacturer in danger of developing asthma.

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HSE responds to Glamorgan Gazette article

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HSE Regional Director for Wales Terry Rose writes in response to Glamorgan Gazette article “Skate park protest”

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Construction injuries targeted at Carlisle safety event

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cumbria’s construction bosses are being encouraged to attend a free safety event in Carlisle this week where they can get practical advice to help keep workers safe.

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Construction companies fined after worker crushed

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Two Black Country construction firms have been fined after a worker was severely injured by falling timber.

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HSE refutes Christmas cracker ban claim

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

HSE Chief Inspector of Explosives Neil Morton writes in response to Daily Mail article “Christmas crackers!: Six-year-old girl turned away from till because of rules banning the sale of ‘explosives’ to children”

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Landscape gardening firm failed to protect its employees

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Norfolk landscaping firm has been fined for failing to buy compulsory insurance to protect its employees. The Norfolk Ranger Ltd was fined £700 at Swaffham Magistrates’ Court today and ordered to pay £300 in costs.

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Bishop urges employers to take health and safety seriously

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Bishop of Liverpool has urged employers to take health and safety seriously or risk putting workers’ lives in danger.

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Three companies fined after man suffers serious leg injuries

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Three companies have been fined a total of £24,500 after an electrician suffered serious leg injuries when he became trapped under a prefabricated wall.

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Inspectors to safety check small construction sites across London

Monday, November 8, 2010

Small construction sites across London boroughs are being targeted by HSE inspectors, with work on some sites already being ordered to stop in a bid to reduce death and injury in one of the most dangerous industries.

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Nitrogen knocks out employee inside machine

Monday, November 8, 2010

HSE has prosecuted a Black Country recycling firm after nitrogen gas, used to stop explosions, made a worker pass out.

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Worker injured by thirteen foot electrical flame

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Teesside worker suffered burns when he hit an 11,000 volt underground electricity cable while planting trees, magistrates heard today.

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Cement company fined after worker set on fire

Friday, November 5, 2010

An international cement company has been prosecuted by HSE after a worker was set alight in an explosion.

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North Tyneside boss fined for asbestos failings

Friday, November 5, 2010

The boss of a refurbishment company has been fined for failing to provide adequate information, instruction and training to workers in the proper procedures when dealing with asbestos.

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