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Major pub operator fined after asbestos exposure

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A major UK pub operator has been fined after three electricians and two plumbers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment works at a Darlington pub.

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Printing firm is fined after worker is injured

Friday, November 26, 2010

An Oxfordshire printing firm has been fined after a worker was injured when part of his hand was pulled into a printing machine.

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Builder sentenced after roofers spotted working dangerously on Salford restaurant

Friday, November 26, 2010

A builder has been sentenced after two of his employees put themselves, staff and customers at risk while working on the roof of a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Salford Quays.

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Construction firm fined after workers’ lives put at risk

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A construction company has been sentenced after the lives of up to 30 workers were put at risk at two new waterfront apartment blocks in Liverpool.

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Teenage student at risk of injury

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Writtle agricultural college has been prosecuted today for potentially endangering a teenage student.

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Contractor fined after boy injured on construction site

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

An employer has been fined after a 14-year-old boy was injured when he overturned a dumper truck on a construction site.

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Firms fined £22,000 after worker suffers facial burns

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two firms were fined a total of £22,000 after a worker received facial burns when he cut through an underground electrical cable.

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Fine after farm worker suffers severe electrical burns

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A farm worker sustained severe injuries after getting an electric shock while working for one of the largest potato growers in the UK.

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HSE responds to Birmingham Mail article

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HSE chair Judith Hackitt sets straight a claim that health and safety legislation is to blame for the demise in school science experiments

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HSE chair warns against complacency creeping back in the North Sea offshore industry

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt has warned of the dangers of allowing another cycle of decaying commitment to maintaining the integrity of offshore facilities at a conference organised by the North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum (NSOAF) in Aberdeen today (23 November).

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REACH e-bulletin – sign up for free email updates

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Keep in touch with all the latest news and updates on REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals), sign up for a free regular email newsletter.

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Crackdown launched on dangerous scaffolding in Manchester

Monday, November 22, 2010

Health and safety inspectors will be out in force in Manchester on Thursday 25 November in a bid to tackle dangerous scaffolding.

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Workers injured in stone staircase collapse

Monday, November 22, 2010

Two workers were injured after plunging into a hotel basement when the stone staircase they were demolishing collapsed under their feet.

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Homebuilder fined after forklift crush death

Monday, November 22, 2010

A leading homebuilder and one of its construction plant operators have been fined £14,500 after an incident on a site in Banbury left one man dead and two others severely injured.

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Window company exposed workers to asbestos

Friday, November 19, 2010

The owner of a Welshpool-based window and conservatory installation company has been fined for failing to protect its workers from exposure to asbestos.

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Gas company fined after car roll incident

Friday, November 19, 2010

A gas transportation company has been fined £20,000 after a car flipped on its side when it hit a metal plate during road works.

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Black Country firm fined after worker crushed

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Birmingham galvanising firm was sentenced on 17 November after a man was crushed to death when a crane’s jig and load fell on him.

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London waste company fined after worker’s legs crushed

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A London-based waste management firm has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed between two steel frames while unloading a truck.

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Employers warned about explosion risks from cutting of drums and containers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Employees contemplating ‘hot work’ on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed after two people were killed in separate incidents in North East Scotland whilst cutting up drums.

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Worker killed by swinging crane hook

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Cardiff-based recycling company has ordered to pay over £230,000 after an employee died following an incident at its premises.

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