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  • Quarry operator fined £30K for employee’s conveyor injuries

    Published on Monday, October 15th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    11 October 2018 A Scottish quarry operator must pay £30,000 after its failure to prevent a maintenance worker from accessing a conveyor belt on an unisolated screener unit resulted in severe injuries to his hand and arm. Image credit: HSE. A general view of the screener unit The Health and

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  • IKEA Fined after engineer loses fingers

    Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    IKEA pays £100k after untrained engineer lost fingers in fan 8 October 2018 IKEA must pay a £100,000 after a maintenance engineer lost part of two fingers while checking a fault to a fan on the roof of the furniture retailer’s Bristol branch. Photo © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0) A Bristol City

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  • Construction company and director sentenced for health and safety failings

    Published on Monday, October 1st, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date:26 September 2018 A construction company and its managing director have been sentenced after poor conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how HSE inspectors had visited the site in Sherborne Gardens, London, following an incident in January 2017. They found evidence of

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  • Worker suffers life-changing injury

    Published on Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury  Date:21 September 2018 Timberline DIY Limited has today been sentenced after an employee injured three of his fingers while cleaning a band re-saw. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 June 2016, the worker was cleaning the saw at the premises on

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  • Worker suffers factured spine in fall from height

    Published on Monday, September 17th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Company fined after worker suffers fractured spine Date:12 September 2018 A construction company has been sentenced after a worker was injured while demolishing a farm building. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 20 September 2017, an employee of Northern Structures Ltd was removing roof sheets from a timber frame

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  • Logistics company fined after death of worker

    Published on Friday, September 14th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date:11 September 2018 A logistics company has been fined after a worker died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 January 2016, a Tuffnells Parcels Express Limited employee was fatally injured whilst attempting to attach a trailer to his vehicle. The

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  • HSE investigating supply to schools of metal gauze mats which contain asbestos

    Published on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been made aware that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners. A HSE spokesperson said: “While we assess the overall risk

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  • Live Event Technical Production

    Published on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    The updated course is now available for delegates to attend through one of our approved training providers. If you are employed by a Crew or self employed and work in the Live Events industry make sure you attend a course to remain eligible to work. Course aim To provide information

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  • Worker crushed

    Published on Monday, July 30th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    West Midlands manufacturing company fined after worker crushed Date:19 July 2018 A manufacturing firm in Worcestershire has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries when wooden panels fell onto him. Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 8 April 2017, a Global Displays Limited employee was injured when a stack

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  • HSE notice for EnQuest for oil platform near-miss

    Published on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    HSE notice for EnQuest for oil platform near-miss 20th July 2018 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has handed oil exploration firm EnQuest an enforcement notice after two platform workers narrowly missed being struck by a falling 2.6 tonne riser section. Image credit, Terry Cavner/ oilrig-photos.com The North Sea operator

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