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Scottish Ambulance Service Board fined after death of May Jean Morris (COPFS release)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, the Scottish Ambulance Service Board (SASB) was fined £55,000 (reduced from £80,000 on account of the plea) after pleading guilty to a breach of Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which led to the death of Mrs May Jean Morris, 78.

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Amputation leads to fine for kennel firm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Staffordshire kennel company has been fined after a worker amputated his finger on a circular saw.

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One in three basement projects fail safety check

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nearly one in three domestic basement projects across four London boroughs has failed health and safety spot checks.

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Worker lost finger in wood planing machine

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Hampshire glazing company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost part of a finger in a woodworking machine at its factory in Aldershot.

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Transport firm fined over worker’s head injuries

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Suffolk haulage operator has been prosecuted after one of its workers suffered a fractured skull as he tried to recover a 17-tonne abandoned excavator.

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HSE response to letter on workplace ventilation

Friday, June 22, 2012

“Building’s breach of ventilation regulations” – HSE responds to letter in H&V News.

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Case 38 – Royal Mail suspended deliveries to businesses in Doncaster after postman suffered broken shoulder

Friday, June 22, 2012

Royal Mail had suspended deliveries to businesses on South Parade, Doncaster, during “adverse weather conditions” following an incident where a postman suffered a broken shoulder after slipping on algae and moss on the pavement.

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Case 37 – Golfers told buggies were not allowed on course because they were not ‘health and safety authorised’

Friday, June 22, 2012

A group had booked a golfing holiday in Scotland. Having researched the course before they travelled they noted that they did not allow riding on buggies on the course. The group was informed that buggies were not allowed because they were not ‘health and safety authorised’

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Case 36 – Cafes and restaurants refused to allow mother to heat baby food “for health and safety reasons”

Friday, June 22, 2012

The enquirer raised the issue of places like cafes and restaurants heating up baby food or supplying hot water to feed her baby. She was often refused with the answer given “for health and safety reasons we can’t, because if it burns their mouth etc…”

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HSE responds to News and Star article “School sports day ban for Carlisle’s Olympic Games starter”

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pam Waldron, HSE’s Director for Scotland & Northern England’s response

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Case 35 – Office staff told fastening bunting from light fittings raised health and safety concerns

Friday, June 22, 2012

An email was circulated regarding the use of bunting to decorate the office as part of the Jubilee celebrations. More specifically, that the method employed by staff to fasten bunting from light fittings within the office raised health and safety concerns.

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Worker suffers severe burns at Staffordshire firm

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Leek company that makes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee trapped both arms in a machine and suffered severe burns.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – Issue 32 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In this issue: Pull the plug – don’t waste money on unnecessary electrical safety tests, The Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Accident case studies from one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, Legionella investigation update, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Company fined after worker’s fingertip is severed

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Cardiff manufacturing company has been fined after a worker lost the tip of a finger while using an unguarded drill.

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HSE response to ‘Bann(er)ed!’ article in Ely Standard

Monday, June 18, 2012

HSE responds to article in the Ely Standard – “ELY: council refuses to put up charity Aquafest banner over health and safety fears”, 14 June 2012.

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Teenage workers seriously injured after falling from height

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Derbyshire manufacturing firm and its director have been fined after two teenage agency workers fell from a lifting platform.

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Firms fined over university death

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A carpenter died when a large slab of concrete fell on him during construction of a new accommodation block at Bath University.

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Asbestos removal firm fined for putting workers at risk

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A licensed asbestos removal contractor has been fined for putting its workers at risk of exposure to the dangerous substance during a refurbishment project in Warwickshire.

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Firm fined after worker falls from roof

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Leicester construction company has been fined for safety failings after a 19-year-old worker was hurt falling from a roof.

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Worker’s safety pleas ignored by South West London firm

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A former Croydon construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell eight metres from a scaffold tower that he hadn’t wanted to build for safety reasons.

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