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Man severs fingers at bagel factory

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A man severed two of his fingers while operating unsafe machinery at a London bagel bakery city magistrates have heard.

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West Lothian council fined after pensioner’s fatal fall

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An elderly lady died when she fell through an access hole in her hallway floor which had been left uncovered by council employees working on her property.

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Construction boss fined after sub-contractor suffers appalling leg injuries

Monday, January 24, 2011

A partner in a Nottingham construction firm has been fined after a sub-contractor suffered permanent leg injuries when falling under a telehandler.

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Contractor fined after labourer has leg amputated

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Hammersmith company has been fined after a worker had his leg amputated following a fall at a property in West London.

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North Devon farm worker fractured skull in roof fall

Friday, January 21, 2011

A farm worker suffered two fractures to his skull after falling through a barn roof while carrying out repair work.

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Wigan firm sentenced after worker’s finger severed

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Wigan manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker lost part of his index finger in a drilling machine.

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Kebab company put employees at risk through negligence

Friday, January 21, 2011

A manufacturer of kebab meat ‘towers’ has been fined after workers were found using machines without the proper safety guards in place.

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Council prosecuted after worker loses movement in hands

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Cheshire council has been sentenced after a maintenance worker suffered a permanent loss of movement to his hands.

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Grimsby firm fined after worker’s fall

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A demolition worker had his career halted after suffering severe injuries in a fall through a garage roof.

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Steel firm fined after cherry picker plunge

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A man was left with multiple broken bones when the scissor lift he was working in was struck by an overhead crane and fell to the ground.

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£9,400 fines over asbestos at hospital

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A security firm, a company director and an NHS Trust have been fined after potentially dangerous asbestos fibres were released in a county hospital.

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Care home company fined after pensioner dies

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd has been fined £150,000 after a pensioner died at a nursing home in Birmingham.

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Walsall firm prosecuted after worker seriously injured on first day

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Walsall metal forming company has been prosecuted after a teenage worker lost parts of two fingers on his very first day working at the plant.

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Property company ignored order to keep workers safe

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A property company in Aberystwyth was summoned to court after putting its workers at risk and then ignoring an order to improve safety.

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HSE responds to Kent and Sussex Courier letter – “Amusing appeal”

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heather Bryant, HSE’s Regional Director for the South East’s response

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Liverpool nursing home fined £18k after 81-year-old woman falls from sling

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Liverpool nursing home has been fined £18,000 after an 81-year-old woman fell to the ground while being lifted out of bed.

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Free safety advice for Cumbrian farmers

Monday, January 17, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a farm safety event in Carlisle (Thursday 20 January) for free advice that could save their lives.

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Window manufacturer fined for neglecting workers’ welfare

Friday, January 14, 2011

A London window manufacturer was prosecuted for ignoring two Improvement Notices requiring them to bring employee welfare facilities up to a clean and hygienic standard.

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Gloucestershire quarry fined after stone crushes worker’s leg

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Moreton-in-Marsh quarry owner was prosecuted today after blocks of stone fell onto a worker, breaking his leg.

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Spot checks of waste sites to start across Derbyshire

Friday, January 14, 2011

Skip-hire and waste transfer sites across Derbyshire will be the target of spot checks between 24 – 28 January in a bid to reduce the high rate of death and injury in the waste recycling industry.

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