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Company sentenced for storage failings after worker is killed by stone slabs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Essex granite manufacturer has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death by stone slabs weighing three tonnes.

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Worker’s injury leads to court case for firm

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A North Yorkshire firm has been fined after a worker became trapped by the head and neck in a packaging machine at its factory in Whitley Bridge, near Selby.

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Have your say on HSE’s Approved Code of Practice review

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Council fined after pensioner killed by reversing bin lorry

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bassetlaw District Council has been fined after a member of the public was killed by a reversing bin lorry.

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Roof fall lands East Yorkshire farm owner in court

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

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Council-owned firm fined after worker receives electric shock

Monday, July 2, 2012

Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined after an agency employee received an electric shock whilst securing fencing at a play area.

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Council fined after failing to manage asbestos at Teesside site

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises in Stockton prior to demolition.

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Construction firms sentenced over worker’s fatal fall

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two construction companies have been fined a total of £301,000 after a worker fell 22 metres to his death in Manchester.

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Two firms fined for Telford incident

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.

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Company boss fined after worker left paralysed

Friday, June 29, 2012

A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.

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Cornish bakery fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, June 29, 2012

A night shift cleaner got caught-up in the unguarded machinery of a moving conveyor belt at a Cornish bakery and had to be released by co-workers.

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Case 39 – Enquirer informed that he requires public liability insurance for putting veranda on caravan

Friday, June 29, 2012

An enquirer had been informed by someone at a caravan park site office that, under health and safety legislation, he requires public liability insurance in case he injures himself while putting a veranda on his own caravan.

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Health and safety cost recovery scheme to start in October 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval.

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GKN Aerospace Services and contractor fined for asbestos exposure risk

Thursday, June 28, 2012

GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been prosecuted after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil.

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Company fined after worker hurt in machinery

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Derbyshire window manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a poorly guarded machine.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Maintenance firm fined for unsafe working at crematorium

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A company installing fans on the roof of a South Wales crematorium endangered workers and members of the public with a haphazard approach to safety.

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Edgware contractor prosecuted after workers put at risk

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Edgware contractor has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered dangerous working conditions.

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Firm fined after 16-year-old worker’s finger amputated

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A West Midlands food production company has been fined after a 16-year-old worker had to have his finger amputated.

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Scottish Ambulance Service Board fined after death of May Jean Morris (COPFS release)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, the Scottish Ambulance Service Board (SASB) was fined £55,000 (reduced from £80,000 on account of the plea) after pleading guilty to a breach of Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which led to the death of Mrs May Jean Morris, 78.

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