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Farmer crushed by badly fitted door

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A North Yorkshire farmer died when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter door that had been badly installed, a court has heard today (16 April).

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Gas fitter sentenced over Irlam explosion

Monday, April 15, 2013

A gas fitter has been sentenced following a major explosion in Irlam which injured ten adults and five children, and left a 73-year-old woman with severe burns.

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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler’s injury

Friday, April 12, 2013

Leeds City Council was today fined for safety failings after it ignored warnings from its own staff about a rotting flagpole, which later collapsed and fractured the skull of a two-year-old girl.

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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.

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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death

Monday, April 8, 2013

A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield.

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Ignoring known risks ends in fine for farm manager

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.

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Worker’s tree fall lands farmer in court

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

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One in four London construction sites fail safety inspections

Thursday, April 4, 2013

One in four of the construction sites visited in London during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks, according to results released today (4 April).

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Hotel chain fined for asbestos risk

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A leading hotel chain has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 in fines and costs after construction workers and guests were put at risk of asbestos exposure at a Kent hotel.

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Boatyard firm fined for crane danger

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Isle of Wight boatyard business has been fined for safety failings after a poorly maintained mobile crane overturned during a lifting operation at Yarmouth Harbour.

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Businessman’s safety failures led to worker’s injury

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

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New HSE guidance on Nanotechnology and updated website

Monday, March 25, 2013

HSE has produced new guidance aimed at employers, health and safety managers and SMEs who use or manufacture nanomaterials. The guidance is based on the generic principles of COSHH and good control practice and includes information on a range of nanomaterials. The nanotechnology website has also been updated and now includes information on the toxicological […]

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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Enforcement action taken at one in five construction sites

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nearly one in five construction sites visited across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks.

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Packaging firm fined £200k over worker’s severed fingers

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined £200,000 after an employee severely injured both of his hands when they became trapped in heavy machinery at a Whitehaven factory.

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Control of exposure to silica dust: A guide for employees

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This leaflet explains what employers and employees should do to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica at work. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete.

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

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INDG460 – Is your mask protecting you?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Do your workers wear a face mask at work? Do they always wear their mask when they should? Do they check it and look after it properly? This easy to follow pocket card is aimed at workers. It covers the key points about wearing a face mask to make sure it is effective.

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INDG462 – Lift-truck training: Advice for employers

Friday, March 15, 2013

This leaflet about lift-truck training is aimed at employers of lift-truck operators. It includes information about the law in relation to lift-truck operator training and on the Approved Code of Practice on lift-truck training.

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INDG457 – Use lift trucks safely: A brief guide for operators

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at lift truck operators. It aims to help operators and those they work with to stay safe while working with lift trucks. It covers operating, people, loads and slopes.

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