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Health and Safety News 1 May 2012

Health and Safety News 1 May 2012

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Construction firm fined for repeatedly ignoring safetywarnings
healthsafety.jigsy.com- A construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood,Croydon, after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings. The Health andSafety Executive (HSE) i...HealthSafety
Dorset builder ignoredasbestos risks
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St Helens steel firm finedover worker's injuries
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Veolia fined after agencyworker sustained seriousburns
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Builder's work on chimneyput family at risk
healthsafety.jigsy.com- A familywas exposed to deadly carbonmonoxide fumes after buildingwork on a chimney caused ablockage in a flue. Builder WayneMarshall had been engaged tocarry out repairs to a jointchimney by...HealthSafety
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