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Scottish power fined after electricity cable death

Monday, December 13, 2010

The death of a young man who spent his last moments warning motorists about a live electricity cable has prompted the prosecution of a power company.

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Council fined after sculpture falls onto boy’s foot

Monday, December 13, 2010

East Lothian Council has been fined after a young boy was injured when a sculpture near a children’s play area fell onto his foot.

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Builder prosecuted for ignoring health and safety rules

Friday, December 10, 2010

A builder whose employees were forced to work in unsanitary conditions, with no toilet or washing facilities, in Rochdale has appeared in court.

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Workers’ lives put in danger at Manchester karaoke bar

Friday, December 10, 2010

The owners of a new karaoke bar in Manchester risked the lives of workers and the public after a string of fire safety procedures were ignored during construction.

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Bury firm sentenced after woman’s fingers severed

Friday, December 10, 2010

A worker in a factory, manufacturing lids for food containers, had four fingers severed in a lid-punching machine that had been modified by her employers.

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Warning on deadly wood dust cancer

Friday, December 10, 2010

A carpenter who was given a false negative cancer result at an Eastbourne hospital died of an occupational tumour, an

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Minutes of the HSE CONIAC meeting – 21 July 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Minutes of the Construction  Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) meeting held on 21 July 2010 in Rose Court.

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Buncefield explosion – five years on

Friday, December 10, 2010

On 11 December 2005, vapour from thousands of gallons of petrol ignited causing an explosion measuring 2.4 on the Richter Scale.

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Cross government group on gas safety

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Annual report – the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness ensures a

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Worker’s arm injured by two tonne metal plate

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An Edinburgh steel fabricating firm has been fined after an employee’s arm and hand were severely injured while lifting steel plates.

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Plumber sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Middlesex plumber who put people at risk by illegally working on domestic gas appliances has been sentenced.

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HSE responds to Herald Express letter

Monday, December 6, 2010

Terry Rose, HSE’s Regional Director, South West, writes in response to Herald Express letter “Health and Safety Executive ruining children’s ‘growing up’” View HSE’s response to Herald Express letter “Health and Safety Executive ruining children’s ‘growing up’”

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Treework newsletter

Monday, December 6, 2010

This issue (November 2010) – rigging and dismantling research, latest HSE enforcement activity and AFAG updates.

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New farmers’ stories – William Russell

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wullie Russell had returned home on a high after a fantastic holiday in New Zealand. Little did he realise that just four weeks later he’d be fighting for his life. 

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Myth of the month – Health and safety has gone mad!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Myth: Health and safety has gone mad!

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Two workers exposed to asbestos at Aston University

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Birmingham-based university has been fined, along with a security systems firm, after two workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres while fitting CCTV cameras.

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Worker paralysed after being crushed by reel of paper

Friday, December 3, 2010

An employee of a major paper producer in North Wales has been left paralysed from the chest down after being crushed by a two tonne reel of paper.

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HSE rubbishes Daily Mirror claims of asbestos report cover up

Friday, December 3, 2010

HSE puts the record straight; “It is wrong to claim that HSE is refusing to release a report on asbestos in the classroom…”

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Agricultural industry shows – update

Friday, December 3, 2010

The national agricultural shows in England, Scotland and Wales and other major technical events are an integral part of the calendar for farmers and others in the land-based sector.

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Dignity at work statement

Friday, December 3, 2010

This statement is for everyone within HSE, and applies to all members of staff including contractors, agency staff and anyone engaged to carry out work on HSE’s behalf.

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