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Rugby firm fined for London skylight fall

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Midlands firm specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell through a fragile skylight at a north London warehouse.

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Four metre fall lands company in court

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A construction company based in South East London has been prosecuted for a serious safety breach after a roofing worker plunged four metres through a badly-protected skylight.

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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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Recycling giant fined for worker death failings

Monday, May 20, 2013

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

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New occupational cancer case study

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This case study relating to carcinogens is an example of HSE working in partnership with industry to help develop a workable solution to reduce worker exposure to Hydrazine Hydrate – a Category 2 Carcinogen

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Latest Health and Safety Newsletter available online

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inside: Myth busting – how some half-baked decisions take the biscuit. We look at a year of myth busting, health surveillance made easier – HSE launches new online guidance, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Worker fell through pig shed roof after firm ignored safety warnings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A York firm that fits solar panels has been prosecuted after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire farm.

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Views sought on revised ACOPs

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

HSE has launched consultations on the revised content of two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Changes to the ACOPs Workplace health, safety and welfare regulations (L24) and Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances (L56) have been developed by HSE and industry stakeholders. Consultations ends on 30 July 2013.

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Safety and Health Expo 2013 – NEC, Birmingham 14-16 May

Friday, May 3, 2013

HSE will be represented at Safety and Health Expo 2013, the annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry. The HSE will be situated in Hall 1, stand G20, operational and policy staff, will be on hand to discuss health and safety concerns and key developments such as HSE’s new guidance for SMEs.

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Bradford man may lose lower leg after work injury

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.

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Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

Monday, April 29, 2013

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

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HSE receives award for outstanding contribution to Offshore process safety

Friday, April 26, 2013

HSE has received an award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for its contribution to process safety in the offshore industry.

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told today (18 April).

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

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Illegal gas fitter jailed after leaving lives in danger across South Yorkshire

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has been sent to prison after carrying out work at more than 85 homes across South Yorkshire and Worksop that left families and children at risk

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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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