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Case 73 – Charity would not allow volunteers to remove graffiti because of ‘health and safety’ concerns

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The enquirer claims that a charity who carry out works on local canals and rivers would not allow volunteers to remove graffiti on the bridges because of ‘health and safety’ concerns.

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Recycling company fined after injury on Croydon site

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine by the end of the week for safety failings on a waste transfer site in Croydon after an overseas student on shift work fell four metres through a chute.

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Firm fined after granite slabs topple onto workers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Bournemouth company has been fined after two workers were crushed by granite slabs they were trying to move.

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Walsall health trust fined over patient death

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Walsall Hospital NHS Trust has been ordered to pay almost £107,000 in fines and costs after a pensioner died following a fall from a first floor window at Walsall Manor Hospital.

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Contractors failed to alert workers to presence of asbestos

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Wokingham business has been fined for safety failings after two subcontractors were unwittingly exposed to asbestos fibres at Reading University.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses leg at nuclear site

Monday, October 8, 2012

A building maintenance firm has been sentenced after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

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Case 72 – Local council required volunteers to have public liability insurance for health and safety reasons

Friday, October 5, 2012

A local council is concerned about the impact on their public liability insurance by letting volunteers maintain some of the public garden areas. The council are quoted as saying the volunteer group have to have public liability insurance for health and safety reasons.

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Builder faces jail over toddler’s death

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Welsh builder has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in the case of a three-year-old girl who was killed when a substandard wall collapsed on top of her.

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Case 71 – Fish & chip shop told customer he could not have ‘batter scraps’ for health and safety reasons

Friday, October 5, 2012

A fish & chip shop had told a customer, he could not have ‘batter scraps’ for health and safety reasons.

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Case 70 – School bans yo-yos on health and safety grounds

Friday, October 5, 2012

A school has banned the use of yo-yos on health and safety grounds.

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Case 69 – Office workers advised that kettles and microwaves were not allowed due to health and safety requirements

Friday, October 5, 2012

Office workers have been advised that kettles and microwaves are not allowed in their office due to health and safety requirements and that insurance would be needed at a cost to the employer.

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Case 68 – Press story reported that Health Trust decided to withdraw ‘metal paper fasteners’ after worker injured finger

Friday, October 5, 2012

The enquirer had read a press story where it appears that a Health Trust had decided to withdraw ‘metal paper fasteners’ from use. This decision appeared to be based on an incident where a worker injured their finger.

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Building contractor to pay £548,000 following death of worker

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A building contractor was today ordered to pay a total of £548,000 after a worker fell through a roof while working on the construction of the Menai Centre in Bangor, Wales.

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Demolition contractor fined for unsafe work at height

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A self-employed demolition contractor has been fined after members of the public reported workers operating unsafely at roof height during the demolition of a Derbyshire pub.

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Solvent company prosecuted for decanting failures

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Doncaster solvent company has been fined after an unsafe decanting operation caused a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base.

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Firm fined after worker run over by digger

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a seven tonne digger in Mansfield.

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Excavator driver sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Nottinghamshire demolition company and one of its employees have appeared in court after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site.

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Essex truck firm in court over life-changing injuries

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An Essex firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered life-changing injuries when he fell from a stepladder while spray-painting a lorry.

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Food supplier fined after neglecting worker safety

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A national fruit and vegetable wholesaler has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker lost the tip of her finger at a processing plant in Hayes.

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Builder paralysed after fall from roof

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Lincolnshire farming business has been fined after a building contractor was left paralysed when he fell through a barn roof.

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