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Category: Scotland press releases

Regional press releases from Scotland

Construction company fined after worker fell from height

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth.

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Refurb health and safety event for construction workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Construction companies and workers involved with refurbishment projects are invited to attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council.

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Energy giant’s appeal against £3m fine dismissed

Friday, December 23, 2016

Energy giant ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd has failed in its bid to reduce the level of fine handed down after an offshore multiple gas release incident in the North Sea.

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Housing association prosecuted for safety failings

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A housing association has been prosecuted after allowing renovations to take place that put residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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National airline prosecuted for not protecting workers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

British Airways PLC has been prosecuted for not protecting their workers’ from hand arm vibrations.

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Edinburgh charitable company sentenced over injury to service user

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A limited company providing housing support services for vulnerable adults and children has been sentenced after a service user was burnt at one of its properties.

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Angus based company fined after death of worker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A company that specialises in the application of protective coating systems has been sentenced after a worker became caught on pipe being sprayed with molten metal and lost his life.

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M&D theme park investigation update

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently investigating the crash of the Tsunami ride at M&D Theme Park on Sunday 26 June 2016 and will continue to work closely with Police Scotland and the Crown Office while the cause of the incident is e…

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Cargo handling company fined for safety failings after worker injured

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A cargo handling company based in Aberdeen has been fined after a worker suffered serious injury.

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Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A stonemasonry company in Perth has been fined after an apprentice stonemason was seriously injured from contact with an overhead power line.

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Christmas Eve tragedy after man crushed by hydraulic ramp

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A general haulage company from Dumfries has been fined after the tragic death of a man who was crushed by a failed hydraulic ramp on Christmas Eve.

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ScottishPower fined £1.75m after worker seriously scalded

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scottish Power was fined after a worker was seriously scalded at Longannet Power Station in Alloa.

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Plant hire firm fined after worker tipped from lifting basket

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A lifting and plant hire company in Wick has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a man riding basket.

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Construction company fined after worker injured falling through void

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A construction company based in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void.

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Diving contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, April 8, 2016

A diving contractor from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, has been fined for safety failings in operations for shellfish diving.

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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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Company fined after worker falls from height

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Mosstodloch Engineering company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured after falling twenty feet.

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Firm fined after worker suffered fatal crush injuries

Monday, January 25, 2016

Clydeport Operations Limited (Clydeport) of Glasgow, has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries at their Hunterston Coal Terminal site in Ayrshire.

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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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