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Salford firm sentenced over canal boat death | Health and Safety News
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Tyneside firm fined after worker suffers toxic chemical burns | Health and Safety News
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A Salford firm has been fined £50,000 over the death of a canal boat owner at a dry dock on the Bridgewater Canal.

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker was soaked with a concentrated, corrosive chemical and suffered serious burns.

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Redhill company fined £167,000 over worker's death | Health and Safety News
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Severed finger leads to prosecution of food manufacturer | Health and Safety News
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A Redhill-based construction company has been ordered to pay £210,000 in fines and costs after an employee died following an explosion on a construction site in central London. The explosion occurred following damage to an 11,000 volt live cable within an excavation.

A Herefordshire food manufacturer has been fined after an employee severed her finger in an inadequately guarded machine.

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Lack of first aid knowledge ‘as dangerous as cancer’ | Health and Safety News
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Company fined after worker suffers horrific head injuries | Health and Safety News
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A campaign launched recently showed that 140,000 people every year die in situations that could have been prevented had there been a trained first aider there. Indeed, that’s the same amount of deaths as caused by cancer.

A West Midlands company has been fined after a worker suffered severe head injuries in a pneumatic metal press.

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How to protect staff at risk of an electric shock | Health and Safety News

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Safety failings led to farm worker's injury | Health and Safety News
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If you are an employer, you have responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to protect your staff and the public from hazards.

A Lincolnshire farmer and an agricultural machinery supplier have been fined after a young casual worker had three tendons in his right hand severed by a potato crusher.

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Merseyside firm in court over life-threatening fall | Health and Safety News
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Crumlin firm fined after worker lost finger in recycling machinery | Health and Safety News
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A Merseyside firm has been sentenced after a worker received life-threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding at a Croxteth sports centre.

A worker lost a finger when it was crushed in machinery as safety procedures were ignored at a recycling centre in Wales. GLJ Recycling Ltd. appeared before Caerphilly Magistrates Court in a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and were fined £6,000 and ordered to pay £5,000 in costs for breaching the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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A Monmouth roof refurbishment company has been fined after an employee was injured in a six-metre fall from the roof of a house in Cirencester.

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Walkers Snack Foods Ltd. has been fined after a 400 kilogramme block of compacted snack waste fell on a worker, breaking his leg.

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Illegal gas fitter put lives in danger in Rochdale | Health and Safety News
From healthsafety.jigsy.com - October 1, 5:45 AM

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A Rochdale man has been sentenced after he put lives at risk by illegally carrying out gas work at three homes in the borough. Paul Gregory was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after he left a newly installed gas hob in a condition classified as 'immediately dangerous' at one house on Holmes Street in Rochdale.

Suspended jail term for director of Kent firm who ignored asbestos safety | Health and Safety News
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The director of a Bromley firm has given a suspended jail sentence after removing asbestos without a licence and deceiving the householders by providing a doctored air test saying the room was safe to re-enter.

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Health and safety probe launched over Lone Ranger death
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Aberdeenshire haulage firm fined after worker severely injured | Health and Safety News
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“ Health and safety officials in California have launched an investigation after a crew member died on the set of Johnny Depp's new movie The Lone Ranger.Welder/water safety expert Mike Bridger died on Friday (21Sep12) after reportedly suffering a...”

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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Hull firm in court over worker's injury | Health and Safety News
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A Hull company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries to his hand when it was trapped in a badly-guarded laminating machine.
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The importance of a company Fire Safety Marshal | Health and Safety News
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“ Why your business needs a fire safety marshall.”

US Airways cited following employee death
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US Airways is facing $21,000 in penalties following the tragic death of an employee earlier this year.
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Bridgend firm fined for solar panel installer's roof fall | Health and Safety News
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A Bridgend firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker plunged nearly six metres through a fragile roof at a children's activity centre.

Stoke trailer firm in court over serious crush injuries | Health and Safety News
From healthsafety.jigsy.com - September 17, 6:41 AM

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A Stoke firm, which designs and manufactures trailers for commercial vehicles, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when he was crushed underneath a lorry when the tuck-away tail-lift closed on him.
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Council fined after power line collisions endangered lives | Health and Safety News
From healthsafety.jigsy.com - September 17, 6:41 AM

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Council employees, agency workers and passers-by narrowly avoided electrocution or injury on two separate occasions when vehicles collecting recycled material struck overhead power

Shropshire firm fined for worker's fall from height | Health and Safety News

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lines, a court heard today.

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A Shropshire firm, which hires out equipment for working safely at height, has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from a cherry picker.
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Landlady fined for gas safety failings | Health and Safety News
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A Staffordshire woman has been fined for failing to provide evidence that a gas safety check had been carried out at one of her tenanted properties.

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Coventry firm fined after worker hurt on unguarded machinery | Health and Safety News
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A Coventry engineering firm has been fined after an employee was injured on an unguarded machine. The employee was making a cut in a component on a horizontal borer at MNB Precision Ltd. on 20 May 2011 but as he reached over to check the cut, his sleeve came into contact with the rotating part. He was thrown over the top and suspended upside down when his belt caught on the component.

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