News List

  • Tackling work-related ill-health

    Published on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Not enough being done to tackle work-related ill-health, say GB’s business leaders Date:18 September 2017 Almost half of Britain’s industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle cases of work-related ill-health, according to new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The research also

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  • HSE encourages potato farmers across the UK to consider safety as it launches latest inspection initiative

    Published on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date: 5 September 2017 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding farmers who grow potatoes of the importance of managing risks to workers during the potato harvest as it launches its latest inspection initiative. HSE inspectors will be visiting farms across the country that grow, pick and process potatoes

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  • Tata Steel UK fined

    Published on Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Tata Steel UK Limited fined after uncontrolled release of toxic substances Date:11 August 2017 A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe. Hull Crown Court heard on 17 June 2011 a large quantity of Benzole was released at

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  • £1 Million fine for Crossrail contractor

    Published on Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    £1m fine for Crossrail contractor following three incidents A joint venture comprising of three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1m following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker. Southwark Crown Court heard Rene Tkacik

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  • Apprentice falls from height

    Published on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Coach building company fined after an apprentice fell from height 14/7/17  Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on. The 25 year old worker from Orford, who has asked not to be named, suffered

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  • Worker injures hand on lathe

    Published on Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Agency worker injures hand on lathe firm sentenced Date:13 July 2017 An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries to his hand. Sheffield Magistrates Court heard that in September 2014 the injured person was employed by The Works agency. He had only been working

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  • Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

    Published on Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date:July 2017 A Lancashire based company Spectral Colours Limited (SCL) has been fined after a worker was crushed under machinery. Manchester Crown Court heard how the 57-year old employee of SCL was cleaning the dispersion mixing machine at the company’s premises in Crawford Street, Manchester on 30 April 2014. The

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  • HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

    Published on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137

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  • Worker fell through a roof

    Published on Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof Date: 22 June 2017 A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been

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  • Company fined following work at height fatality

    Published on Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a mobile elevated work platform

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