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Recycling firm in court after worker loses leg under truck

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Cheshire recycling company has been fined £10,000 after a worker lost part of his leg when he was crushed by an 18-tonne truck.

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£39,960 in fines following serious roof fall

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two Gloucestershire companies have been fined after a roofing contractor fell through a skylight and suffered serious head injuries.

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10 years of safer quarries celebrated at major industry event

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 years of success in reducing death and injury in Great Britain’s quarries will be marked in a special address at the Hillhead 2010 quarry exhibition this week – one of the biggest events in the quarrying calendar.

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HSE appoints new agriculture champion

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive has a new agricultural champion from today (Monday 21 June) with the formal handover of the role from Judith Donovan to fellow HSE board member Sandy Blair.

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European campaign launched – Focus on Safe Maintenance

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive, in partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the EEF and the TUC, launched the UK’s involvement in the Healthy Workplaces European Campaign on Safe Maintenance in London on 21 June 2010.

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Illegal gas fitter fined after elderly couple poisoned by carbon monoxide

Friday, June 18, 2010

A workman whose illegal gas fitting work led to an elderly Edgware couple being poisoned by carbon monoxide in their home, has been fined £500.

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Joint statement from the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency

Friday, June 18, 2010

A jury at St Albans’ Crown Court today found TAV Engineering Ltd guilty of failing to protect workers and members of the public following an investigation into the explosion and fire at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot on 11 December 2005. Motherwell Control Systems 2003 Ltd was found guilty earlier this week of the same charge.

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Speak Up, Stay Safe – British Safety Council campaign

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety.

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HSE responds to Daily Mail

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger writes in response to Richard Littlejohn “I’ve heard of living in a box. But living in a wheelie bin is plain daft.” – 15 June 2010

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Health and safety ‘used as an excuse’, Judith Hackitt warns

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Too many people use health and safety as an excuse to hide behind, the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive has warned.

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Elderly resident lowered into scalding bath is left with first degree burns

Monday, June 14, 2010

A company which runs a nursing home in Essex has today been fined after an elderly man was lowered into a bath filled with water possibly as hot as 72°C.

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Accident investigation – learning lessons from incidents workshops

Monday, June 14, 2010

HSE are holding a free stakeholder workshop covering accident investigation and lessons learned.  This one day event aims to help delegates to adopt a systematic approach to determine why an accident or incident occurred

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Tywyn fitter is fined for illegal gas work

Friday, June 11, 2010

High levels of deadly carbon monoxide gas were potentially endangering lives as a result of an illegal gas fitter’s work, a court heard today.

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Bakery directors fined after staff exposed to risk of electrocution and irritant dust

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The directors of a Bedfordshire bakery have been fined after a series of health and safety breaches exposed staff to serious danger – including electrocution and exposure to flour dust.

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Deaths prompt white van safety roadshow across London

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A white van with a difference will set off on a two-week safety tour of major construction sites in the London region on Monday 14th June.

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Manager fined after 17-year-old trainee is injured

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The manager of a diving company has today been fined £2,500 for health and safety breaches that led to a teenage trainee fracturing his ankle at work.

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Warning to farmers using excavators with quick hitches for construction work

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Farmers are being warned not to use semi-automatic quick hitches if they are missing a retaining pin, following a spate of fatal accidents in other industries.

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Trust sentenced over bed rail death of disabled man

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The hospital where a young man with cerebral palsy died after his head became entangled in bedrails was sentenced today (Tuesday).

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Gas Safe Register – Better Gas Safe than sorry

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dangerous gas work can be deadly, anyone employed to work on gas appliances in domestic premises must be Gas Safe registered and competent in that area of gas work.

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New guidance to help prevent waste bin deaths

Monday, June 7, 2010

New guidance is now available for those who produce and collect commercial waste, in a bid to prevent people who shelter in bins being killed or injured.

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