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Company fined after security guard dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A London construction company and a security company manager have been fined after a security guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning while at a work.

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Landlord prosecuted for putting tenants’ lives at risk

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A landlord was fined after dangerous defects were found on gas appliances at a property rented out to tenants.

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Care home sentenced after resident’s bed rail death

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Llangollen nursing home has been fined following the suffocation of an elderly woman after she become trapped between her mattress and bed rails intended to stop her falling.

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Building trades workers invited to get asbestos aware

Monday, May 23, 2011

Workers in South Yorkshire’s building trades are being given the chance to learn how to recognise and deal with one of their industry’s biggest killers – asbestos.

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Paper firm fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Friday, May 20, 2011

A paper firm has been fined after a Derbyshire worker suffered severe and permanent hand injuries.

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Sussex chemical company fined after serious spill

Friday, May 20, 2011

A chemical company has been fined £150,000 after a tank collapsed, releasing a large amount of waste solvents and water at a chemical plant in Rye, East Sussex.

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Middlewich roofer fined after employee put at risk

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Middlewich roofer has been prosecuted after one of his workers was spotted power washing the sloping roof of a semi-detached house without anything in place to stop him falling off the slippery surface.

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Triple prosecution after construction death

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fines totalling £18,700 have been handed down after a foreman died when an excavator bucket filled with concrete fell on him at a London construction site.

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Building trades workers invited to get asbestos aware

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Workers in building trades in the Humber region are being given the chance to learn how to recognise and deal with one of their industry’s biggest killers – asbestos.

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Leamington firm fined for unsafe work at height

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Leamington Spa clutch manufacturer has been prosecuted by HSE for putting its staff at risk when working at height.

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ONR press release – Chief Nuclear Inspector publishes interim ‘lessons learnt’ report

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An interim assessment of the implications of the nuclear crisis in Japan concludes there is no need to curtail the operations of nuclear plants in the UK but lessons should be learnt.

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Farming company fined after 21-year-old worker electrocuted

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A farming company has been fined after a man was electrocuted while working on farmland near Ludgershall in Wiltshire.

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Event to help Highland construction companies cut deaths

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Construction workers across the Highlands are being urged to pick up lifesaving advice at an event on Tuesday 24 May.

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Firm fined after employee trapped under stone slabs

Monday, May 16, 2011

A granite business and one of its directors has been fined after a man was trapped under a two-and-a-half tonne pack of stone slabs while unloading a truck in Hillingdon.

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Steeplejack firm fined after death of worker

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Nottingham firm has been fined £100,000 after one of its workers was killed and another injured in two separate falls.

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Operator fined after girl thrown from funfair ride

Friday, May 13, 2011

A fairground operator has been sentenced after an 11-year-old girl suffered a serious head wound when she was thrown from a ride at a Birmingham park.

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Cardiff steel firm fined after worker’s hand disfigured

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cardiff-based steel company Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd has today been fined after a worker sustained a serious hand injury while operating machinery at its city centre plant.

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Community order for Shropshire man in illegal gas work

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Shropshire man has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for carrying out gas work at an elderly couple’s home without being Gas Safe registered.

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Stourbridge firm fined after man’s thumb amputated

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Stourbridge engineering firm has been fined after an employee lost his thumb when it was crushed during a lifting operation.

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Safety tour targets North West construction workers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Health and safety experts are setting off on a two-week tour of colleges and construction sites in the North West on Monday 16 May.

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