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Scottish power fined after electricity cable death

Monday, December 13, 2010

The death of a young man who spent his last moments warning motorists about a live electricity cable has prompted the prosecution of a power company.

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Council fined after sculpture falls onto boy’s foot

Monday, December 13, 2010

East Lothian Council has been fined after a young boy was injured when a sculpture near a children’s play area fell onto his foot.

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Builder prosecuted for ignoring health and safety rules

Friday, December 10, 2010

A builder whose employees were forced to work in unsanitary conditions, with no toilet or washing facilities, in Rochdale has appeared in court.

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Workers’ lives put in danger at Manchester karaoke bar

Friday, December 10, 2010

The owners of a new karaoke bar in Manchester risked the lives of workers and the public after a string of fire safety procedures were ignored during construction.

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Bury firm sentenced after woman’s fingers severed

Friday, December 10, 2010

A worker in a factory, manufacturing lids for food containers, had four fingers severed in a lid-punching machine that had been modified by her employers.

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Worker’s arm injured by two tonne metal plate

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Edinburgh steel fabricating firm has been fined after an employee’s arm and hand were severely injured while lifting steel plates.

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Plumber sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Middlesex plumber who put people at risk by illegally working on domestic gas appliances has been sentenced.

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HSE responds to Herald Express letter

Monday, December 6, 2010

Terry Rose, HSE’s Regional Director, South West, writes in response to Herald Express letter “Health and Safety Executive ruining children’s ‘growing up’” View HSE’s response to Herald Express letter “Health and Safety Executive ruining children’s ‘growing up’”

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New farmers’ stories – William Russell

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wullie Russell had returned home on a high after a fantastic holiday in New Zealand. Little did he realise that just four weeks later he’d be fighting for his life. 

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Myth of the month – Health and safety has gone mad!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Myth: Health and safety has gone mad!

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Two workers exposed to asbestos at Aston University

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Birmingham-based university has been fined, along with a security systems firm, after two workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres while fitting CCTV cameras.

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Worker paralysed after being crushed by reel of paper

Friday, December 3, 2010

An employee of a major paper producer in North Wales has been left paralysed from the chest down after being crushed by a two tonne reel of paper.

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HSE rubbishes Daily Mirror claims of asbestos report cover up

Friday, December 3, 2010

HSE puts the record straight; “It is wrong to claim that HSE is refusing to release a report on asbestos in the classroom…”

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Agricultural industry shows – update

Friday, December 3, 2010

The national agricultural shows in England, Scotland and Wales and other major technical events are an integral part of the calendar for farmers and others in the land-based sector.

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Maintenance firm fined after Heathrow incident

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A worker suffered injuries to his face and knees when he fell two metres in a maintenance hangar at Heathrow Airport.

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Laminate flooring firm sentenced over worker’s injuries

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A laminate flooring firm has been sentenced after a worker at its Merseyside factory suffered severe injuries to his left hand.

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Worcestershire care home fined after investigation into fatal fall from window

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A vulnerable 92-year-old woman died after falling from a first floor window in a Worcestershire care home, a court heard.

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Kent-wide inspection campaign highlights safety concerns in motor vehicle repair premises

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Almost half (49%) of motor vehicle repair premises visited across Kent have been told to make improvements to protect the health and safety of workers.

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Demolition firm fined after teenager blinded in one eye

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A demolition firm has been fined £8,000 after a teenager was blinded in one eye while helping to demolish a mill in Tameside.

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New European rules on notifying chemical substances

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HSE is supporting the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) campaign to remind companies that new rules on classification, labelling, packaging and notification of chemical substances come into force on 1 December 2010.

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