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Cement company fined after worker set on fire

Friday, November 5, 2010

An international cement company has been prosecuted by HSE after a worker was set alight in an explosion.

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North Tyneside boss fined for asbestos failings

Friday, November 5, 2010

The boss of a refurbishment company has been fined for failing to provide adequate information, instruction and training to workers in the proper procedures when dealing with asbestos.

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Foam firm fined after worker injured

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Derbyshire foam manufacturer has been sentenced after a lorry driver’s back was broken when a pile of insulating board fell on him at the firm’s premises in Stoke on Trent.

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Aeroplane firm in court over Lancashire worker’s injuries

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Lancashire company, which manufactures parts for aeroplanes, has been sentenced after a worker’s left hand was badly injured by a machine.

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Construction eBulletin – join for free news and updates

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Subscribe today and keep up to date with the latest news and updates by email from the HSE Construction team.

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HSE’s head of agriculture on BBC Farming Today

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HSE’s head of agriculture, Graeme Walker speaks to BBC Radio 4′s Farming Today programme following the release of the latest major injury statistics for agriculture.

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Stress eBulletin – subscribe for free email news and updates

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from the HSE Stress team, Subscribe today for free eBulletin email.

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Farming safety gains wiped out, new statistics reveal (Scotland)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A sharp rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured on British farms has wiped out previously achieved safety gains.

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Tyre firm fined after worker suffers head injury

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wolverhampton tyre company, Goodyear Dunlop, was in court on 1 November after a teenage employee fractured his skull whilst maintaining machinery.

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Farming safety gains wiped out, new statistics reveal

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A sharp rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured on British farms has wiped out previously achieved safety gains.

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Lifesaving advice on offer for County Durham farmers

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Farmers across County Durham are being encouraged to attend a free half day event later this month to pick up advice on dealing with the dangers of working in agriculture. Figures from the HSE reveal that 38 agricultural workers died in Britain last year – making farming the country’s most dangerous occupation.

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Cockermouth farm safety event aims to cut deaths

Monday, November 1, 2010

Farmers are being urged to attend a free safety event after new figures revealed an agricultural worker is killed or seriously injured in Cumbria almost every fortnight. HSE statistics show there have been nine deaths and 95 serious injuries in the county during the past five years.

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Company fined after death of Doncaster worker at Immingham

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Durham company has been fined £120,000 at Grimsby Crown Court after safety failings led to the death of a man at its coal processing plant in Immingham.

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Four-metre-long girder plummets through estate agents

Friday, October 29, 2010

A steel company has been fined £15,000 after a four-metre-long metal girder crashed through the roof of a Preston estate agents, narrowly missing two office workers.

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Worker snaps wrist after glove tangled in drill

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Cardiff manufacturing firm has been fined after a worker broke his wrist when his glove became entangled in an unguarded drill.

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Merseyside head fined after pupil suffers permanent injuries

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Merseyside headteacher has been fined £20,000 after one of his students suffered permanent injuries when he fell through the school roof.

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Better Gas Safe than sorry – real people’s video stories

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Hear Anne’s story to understand the devastating consequences of using an illegal gas fitter.

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Printing firm fined after employees injure hands

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Essex company has been fined after two employees had their hands crushed by printing presses within months of each other.

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Roofing firm prosecuted after workers’ lives put at risk

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Merseyside roofing firm has been sentenced after it allowed two employees to work dangerously on the roof of a detached house in Wirral.

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Scotland: a healthier, safer place to work

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fewer people in Scotland are dying, being seriously injured or made ill through their work, according to figures for 2009/10 released by HSE today (Wednesday 27 October).

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