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HSE responds to Thame Gazette article – “Kids banned from using playground”

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s response

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Playground firm fined after North Yorkshire worker hurt

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An international play equipment manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers severed four fingers using a circular saw.

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Ipswich manufacturer fined £25,000 after worker injured

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Hertfordshire employee suffered multiple injuries after two quarter tonne steel flange rings fell on him.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined after putting lives at risk

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An unregistered gas fitter misled customers into believing he was a legally registered gas engineer and then carried out work that put lives at risk.

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Bristol woodworking firm fails to comply with enforcement

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Bristol joinery and staircase specialist took insufficient action to improve a ventilation unit used to control exposure to wood dust, city magistrates’ heard.

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Recycling firm fined after worker’s jaw smashed

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A worker at one of the UK’s leading metal recyclers in the UK had his jaw shattered by the locking mechanism of the waste container on the vehicle he was driving

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Aerospace firm fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An aerospace firm has been fined after a Leicestershire worker suffered severe and permanent hand and wrist injuries.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined after putting lives at risk

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An unregistered gas fitter misled customers into believing he was a legally registered gas engineer and then carried out work that put lives at risk.

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HSE responds to The Telegraph article – “Sir Paul Stephenson: let us risk our lives”

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s response

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HSE introduces new arrangements for online reporting of injuries and incidents

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Businesses will still be able to notify fatal and major incidents and injuries by phone following changes to reporting arrangements, HSE confirmed today.

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Scaffolder balanced eight metres without safety harness

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Hastings scaffolder has today been fined for endangering himself and others after working on a four-storey scaffold with no harness.

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Asbestos exposure at sheltered housing leads to fine

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Nottinghamshire building firm contaminated an elderly resident’s possessions with asbestos during bathroom renovation work at sheltered housing in West Bridgford.

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Chard company fined after fork lift injury

Friday, May 6, 2011

A metal engineering company based in Chard Junction, Metaltech Precision Ltd, has been fined after one of its workers suffered serious injuries when a forklift truck tipped over trapping his leg under the load.

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Developer prosecuted over dangers at Trafford mansion

Friday, May 6, 2011

A property developer has been prosecuted after being ordered to stop work three times over safety fears at a construction site in Greater Manchester.

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HSE responds to Sunday Telegraph article – “Fresh North Sea oil fears for safety of offshore workers”

Friday, May 6, 2011

HSE Deputy Chief Executive Kevin Myers’s response

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Company fined after Crawley employee paralysed

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Hertfordshire-based electrical company has been fined £120,000 after a man was left paralysed when he was knocked from a scissor lift.

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HSE responds to Accrington Observer letter: “Safety first…”

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dorothy Shaw, HSE Principal Inspector for Lancashire’s response

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Landlord convicted of repeated gas inspection failure

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Nuneaton landlord has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence for repeatedly failing to carry out annual gas inspections on one of his properties.

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Oldham company in court over electric shock risk

Thursday, May 5, 2011

An Oldham company has been sentenced after it ignored two formal warnings, putting its workers’ lives in danger from poorly maintained and dangerous electrics.

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Hertfordshire farm fined for worker’s roof plunge

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A father and daughter who own and run a farm in Hertfordshire have been fined by HSE after an employee fell through a fragile barn roof and suffered multiple fractures.

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