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Heinz beans ‘can song’ advert banned over injury fears

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.

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Construction company fined after worker fell 6 meters

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell and suffered severe injuries.

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Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

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Worker injures hand in printing press

Friday, November 18, 2016

A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker Injured his hand in a printing press.

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Worker injures hand on drill

Friday, November 18, 2016

A company in Essex, has been fined after a worker suffered injury to his hand on a drilling machine.

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Company fined after workers fall into pulping machine

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling 7 metres.

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Council fined after boy nearly drowns

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A council has been fined £75,000 after a four-year-old boy nearly drowned during a swimming lesson.

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International Engineering Company in Court over workers death

Thursday, November 17, 2016

An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.

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Four receive suspended jail sentences for health and safety failings

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings.

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Three fined after man loses life due to fall through fragile roof

Friday, November 11, 2016

A company, its director, and a self-employed contractor have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after Terry Lewis (a 65 year old retired mechanic) was fatally injured by falling through a roof light.

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Window fitter in court after worker suffered fatal head injuries

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Southampton window installation company has been fined after a worker suffered fatal head injuries following a fall from a ladder.

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Chemical company fined £3mil after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today after a worker was killed and one left with life changing injuries when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud.

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Residential care home fined after resident choked to death

Monday, November 7, 2016

A care home based in Fleet, Hampshire has been fined after an elderly resident who had difficulties swallowing choked to death on food which had not been cut up.

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Employee dies after collapse of waste material covers him

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him.

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Builder handed suspended prison sentence and community service following unsafe gas work

Monday, November 7, 2016

A builder has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service for putting a home owner at risk following renovations to their house in Cardiff.

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Packaging firm fined over safety breaches

Friday, November 4, 2016

A packaging company has been fined after a worker’s thumb was severed due to the company’s failure to take adequate measures to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery.

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Worker dies when temporary platform collapses

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A worker died and two others were badly injured at a construction site in Putney, when a temporary platform collapsed.

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Plastics processing company fined for safety failings

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Liverpool plastic processing and reprocessing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was caught in a machine.

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Worker seriously injured in mobile platform fall

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Buckinghamshire waste equipment maintenance firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) overturned.

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Farming and drilling contractors fined after mast strikes power line

Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Norfolk-based companies have been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike.

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