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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler's injury | Health and Safety News
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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents | Health and Safety News
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“ It was an incident that was easily preventable. The fact that the structure was rotting at the base had been raised by staff with managers on several occasions over the previous two years but it seems the warnings were either not heard or not heeded.”
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“ The chemical industry has the potential to be extremely dangerous so it’s vital that firms like Tata Chemicals make health and safety their top priority. Unfortunately, the company fell way below acceptable standards on multiple occasions.”
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Company fined for worker's injuries
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:51 PM

“ A self- employed roofer has been fined after an employee suffered major injuries falling through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate.”
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Lift engineer's death exposed company's safety failings
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:50 PM

“ A national lift and elevator firm has been sentenced for safety failings that were uncovered after the death of a lift engineer from an electric shock while working at Pentonville prison in North London.”
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Illegal gas fitter tricked Rochdale couple
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:50 PM

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“ A Rochdale man has been fined after he tricked a married couple into believing he was legally qualified to install a new gas boiler, a court has heard.”
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Transport company fined following investigation
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:44 PM

“ The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.”
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after worker's narrow escape
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:43 PM

“ A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.”
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Company fined for scissor lift training failures
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:43 PM

“ A Merseyside company has been sentenced for failing to properly train staff on how to use equipment that enables them to work at height.”
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Worker's death leads to £75,000 fine for Nuneaton transport firm
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:43 PM

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“ A Nuneaton storage and distribution firm has been fined after a worker was killed when a tall stack of empty wooden pallets toppled on to him.”
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HSE to open investigation into death of Gillian Astbury at Stafford Hospital
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:42 PM

“ HSE has started a formal investigation into the circumstances of the death of Gillian Astbury at Stafford Hospital in April 2007 ”
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Company fined after hoarding injures

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hoarding injures pensioner
From www.hse.gov.uk - Today, 12:42 PM

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“ A Hertfordshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was struck on the head by an advertising hoarding while walking past a construction site in South East London.”
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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death | Health and Safety News
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“ There were several ways the work could have been carried out safely, such as using a harness, installing a guardrail around the opening, or providing temporary covers. However, Galt Civil Engineering and Peter Stuart chose none of these.”
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Unregistered gas fitter sentenced for false claims and endangering life
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:26 PM

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“ An East Devon gas fitter who risked the lives of a young couple through his dangerous work falsely claimed to be on the Gas Safe Register, a court has heard.”
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Seasonal illuminations company fined for employee fall
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:26 PM

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“ A seasonal illuminations company in Chesham has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his arm and lost several teeth when he fell from a ladder.”
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Company fined for flawed lifting operation

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From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:26 PM

“ A Kent engineering firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life- threatening injuries during a flawed lifting operation in East London.”
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One in three construction sites in Wales fail safety inspections
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:25 PM

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“ Nearly one- in- three of the construction sites visited in Wales during a month- long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.”
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South West construction sites fail safety inspections
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:25 PM

“ Nearly a third of the construction sites visited across Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire during a month- long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.”
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Cabinet firm fined over worker's severed finger
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:25 PM

“ A High Peak cabinet manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after part of an employee’s finger was cut off in machinery.” Scooped by Marcus
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Builder in court over life-threatening roof fall
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 10, 12:25 PM

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“ A Merseyside builder has appeared in court after an employee suffered life- threatening injuries when he fell from the roof of a terraced house.”
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Asbestos death of postman
From www.dailyecho.co.uk - April 10, 10:10 AM

“ A FORMER Post Office worker breathed in deadly asbestos spores during mail collections at Southampton Docks, an inquest heard.”
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Builder gets 40cm metal POLE impaled through his head in China... and survives!
From www.dailymail.co.uk - April 9, 12:26 PM

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“ WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jin Hongping was working in the city of Linxia in northwest China's Ganua province, when the 40 cm bar dropped from a height and went through his skull.”

Ignoring known risks ends in fine for farm manager | Health and Safety News
From healthsafety.jigsy.com - April 8, 11:02 AM

“ Agriculture is one of the top three most dangerous sectors to work in and has a high fatality rate.”

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Worker's tree fall lands farmer in court | Health and Safety News
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Hotel chain fined for asbestos risk | Health and Safety News
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“ The worker climbed up into a large sycamore tree and used a rope supplied by farm owner Hamish Janson to tie the chainsaw to a branch. He straddled one of the tree limbs and was cutting down branches when he lost his balance and fell.”
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“ Cheshire- based Britannia Hotels Ltd. failed to ensure a full asbestos assessment was undertaken before construction workers refurbished a wing of The Grand Burstin Hotel in Harbour Way, Folkestone, between February and July 2010.”
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One in four construction sites fail safety inspections
From www.hse.gov.uk - April 8, 7:18 AM

“ One in four of the construction sites visited in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk during a month- long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.”
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