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Category: Road safety (work related)

Firm fined after worker struck by bus

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A company contracted to lay a pipe under a road surface was sentenced today after a court heard it failed to keep and maintain a save place of work, resulting in an injury to a worker.

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Crown Censure for Highways Agency following traffic officer’s death

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Highways Agency was today (8 Jan) issued with a Crown Censure – the equivalent of a criminal prosecution – for safety failings after an experienced Traffic Officer was struck and killed by a car that went out of control on the M25.

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Council sentenced after litter picker struck by car

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst litter picking on a city road. 

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Concrete firm in court after worker hit by forklift

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Shropshire concrete firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses leg at nuclear site

Monday, October 8, 2012

A building maintenance firm has been sentenced after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

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Firm fined after worker run over by digger

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a seven tonne digger in Mansfield.

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Haulage firm fined after worker severely injured

Thursday, September 13, 2012

An Aberdeenshire haulage firm has been fined after a driver was severely injured when he was knocked to the ground and run over by a tractor unit of a Heavy Goods Vehicle.

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Firm fined after worker injured at waste site

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Staffordshire environmental waste company has been fined after an employee was crushed by a reversing vehicle.

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Council fined after subcontractor suffers severe crush injuries

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dumfries and Galloway Council has been fined after a subcontractor suffered severe crush injuries when a tar tipper lorry reversed into a paver machine he was driving while carrying out road repairs.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Construction: Demolition – What you need to know

Friday, July 13, 2012

The law says that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration should be carefully planned and carried out by competent practitioners. Key issues are: Falls from height, Injury from falling materials, Uncontrolled collapse, Risks from connected services, Traffic management, Hazardous materials, Noise and vibration, Fire and Worker involvement.

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Haulage and distribution – Falls from car transporters

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Falls from car transporters, often from the upper decks, can result in death or serious injuries. Serious accidents often involve people falling more than 2 metres over the edges. Lower falls occur, including through openings in the decking and from ladders.

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Council fined after pensioner killed by reversing bin lorry

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bassetlaw District Council has been fined after a member of the public was killed by a reversing bin lorry.

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Agriculture – Tractors and farm vehicles

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The law says vehicles (tractors, farm vehicles and workplace transport) should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained. this page outlines what you need to do and what you need to know.

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Leicestershire firms fined after death of worker

Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Leicestershire companies have been fined after a worker was killed when a lorry overturned onto his vehicle.

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Packaging company fined after worker hit by lorry

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Corrugated Case Company Ltd has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a heavy goods vehicle at its site on Pilsley Road in Danesmoor, Chesterfield.

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Construction firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A construction worker defied death after falling four metres from the cage of a 20-tonnes cherry-picker into the path of a moving bus, which then pushed him another 15 metres along the Euston Road.

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Firm fined after driver impaled on steel tube

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Darlington engineering firm was today fined after a delivery driver was seriously injured when a steel bar penetrated his chest.

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