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Firm sentenced after worker hit by tractor

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Carlisle man suffered serious injuries when he was run over by the cab of an articulated lorry in a haulage yard where he worked at Stainton, near Penrith.

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Case 357 – Letting agents misinterpreting landlords responsibilities regarding legionella risks

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some consultants and letting agents are using the revised L8 ACOP to suggest that new legislation has been imposed on landlords of domestic rented properties in relation to assessing and controlling the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria of their tenants.

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Staffordshire plastics firm fined for failing to maintain workers insurance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Merlin Mouldings (Hednesford) Ltd have been fined for failing to have Employers Liability Insurance for its workers in place.

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Leak of dangerous substance leads to £20,000 fines

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A leak of corrosive potassium hydroxide on a lorry was an ‘immediate risk’ to public safety – but, after noticing it, the driver continued a 12-mile journey.

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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A laboratory design and installation specialist has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

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Bedford company fined after teenage trainee engineer lost his life

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grundfos Pumps Limited, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, pleaded guilty to safety failings after a trainee design engineer lost his life.

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NHS Foundation Trust fined for after worker suffered serious burns

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH), has been fined after an employee received serious burns whilst stripping down a steam boiler.

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Case 356 – Card shop trolley ban

Monday, May 11, 2015

A sign outside a card shop bans trolleys due to health and safety, and space restrictions.

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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Case 355 – Construction site bans use of 230v tools

Monday, May 11, 2015

A site manager advises a contractor that company policy dictates all tools on site run off a maximum 110 volts.

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Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.

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