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Changing the habits of a lifetime

Friday, April 8, 2011

The British Safety Council has launched a health and safety campaign aimed at businesses – phase one focuses on hand and arm protection.

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Workers poisoned in carbon monoxide release

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Three Sheffield workers were almost overcome by fumes when a decontamination unit began to fill with deadly carbon monoxide, a court heard.

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Bradford firm in court after worker’s hand severed by machine

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A metal fabrication firm has been fined after a 22-year-old worker’s hand was severed by a machine.

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Contractors exposed to asbestos at former nightclub site

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A property developer put his workers at risk by failing to identify the presence of asbestos before allowing them to start work on a nightclub in Wrexham.

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Council fined after man with learning difficulties dies from drinking dishwasher fluid

Monday, April 4, 2011

A man with learning difficulties died and five others suffered agonising internal injuries after confusing dishwasher fluid with orange squash and drinking it on a council-organised trip.

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Garage director fined for ignoring safety notice

Monday, April 4, 2011

The director of a garage in Edgware has been fined after failing to comply with a safety order issued to protect workers from injury.

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Harwich company fined after worker hit by fork-lift truck

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A food processing company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee broke his leg when he was struck by a fork-lift truck at a Harwich factory.

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China clay company prosecuted after worker fell into machinery

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A man was seriously injured when he was drawn into machinery used to flatten bags, Truro Crown Court heard today (31 March).

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Cheshire car parts maker fined over crane injuries

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Cheshire motor component manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 31-tonne load was dropped from an overhead crane.

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HSE responds to Sunday Times article – “Oi no painting in the street – that easel’s a death trap”

Thursday, March 31, 2011

HSE Chair, Judith Hackitt, makes clear that there are no health and safety rules that would prevent painters from working outside on the street or in public squares.

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Farmer fined for fall injuries

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Nottinghamshire farm business has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a roof fall.

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Construction company fined after worker blinded in fall

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A construction company from Cambridgeshire has been fined after one of its employees suffered severe head injuries which blinded him in one eye.

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Firm ignored risks to workers’ safety for years

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An international packing company put the lives of its workers at risk over several years at its West Yorkshire site, a court has been told.

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Lorry driver killed by falling steel gates

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A lorry driver was killed when he was hit by steel gates falling off his vehicle as it was unloaded by a forklift truck.

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Plymouth scaffolder erected dangerous scaffolding

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Plymouth man who erected scaffolding and left it in a dangerous condition had ignored an order to undertake safety training, city magistrates’ heard.

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Worker’s left hand severed at Knowsley factory

Monday, March 28, 2011

The owner of a Knowsley factory has been fined for safety failings after a worker’s left hand was severed in a plastics mixing machine.

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Construction companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Monday, March 28, 2011

A plant hire company and a construction services firm have been fined for exposing employees and members of the public to asbestos.

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Taunton company fined after man falls through fragile roof

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Taunton roofing company has been fined after one of its employees was seriously injured when he fell through a roof in central Bristol.

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Video – HSE forklift truck death prosecution

Monday, March 28, 2011

Three years ago Swansea man Darren Small was struck by a forklift truck and died. In this video, his mother Barbara and his sister Kelly talk about Darren’s death and the effect it’s had on their family and the wider community.

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Aerospace firms sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two aerospace firms have been fined a total of £75,000 after a worker was crushed to death at a Darwen factory.

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