News List

  • HSE launches new round of dust inspections

    Published on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    High risk sectors where workers are exposed to a range of different dusts that are linked to respiratory diseases are being targeted in a new inspection crackdown. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced the new round of dust control inspections on 11 June, which will take place over the

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  • Worker killed by remote-controlled crane

    Published on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Aylesbury Crown Court heard how, on 18 November 2016, Paul Marsden, a sub-station crafts person for National Grid Electricity Transmission was to move a delivery crate containing a compressor with the help of a colleague. Marsden was using a remote-controlled lorry loader crane but as they attempted to attach the

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  • Construction companies fined after accident at Jersey building site

    Published on Monday, June 10th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    TWO construction companies have been fined a combined total of £20,000 after an employee was knocked off an inadequately set-up platform by a 27kg concrete-pouring hose, causing him to fall four metres to the floor. Enda Armstrong, from Moy Construction Ltd, and Cris Fosse, from Fosse Construction Ltd, both appeared

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  • Investigation launched after worker ‘crushed’ at North Wales recycling plant

    Published on Friday, June 7th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a worker was injured at a recycling plant. The man was flown to hospital in Stoke by air ambulance after the incident at the Thorncliffe site on Rhuddlan Road in Abergele just after 11.30am on Thursday morning. It is understood the member of staff suffered serious

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  • Scaffolder’s signature forged on safety briefing register before 12 metre plunge

    Published on Friday, June 7th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A scaffolder who was signed in at a safety briefing despite not being present later fell 12 m from a scaffolding structure at a Port Talbot steelworks. Stephen Kift sustained multiple life-changing injuries at Tata Steel’s plant in South Wales in 2014 and he continues to suffer from poor health. 

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  • Company fined £150k after driver’s death

    Published on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A County Londonderry quarrying company has been fined £150,000 for breaches in health and safety following the death of one of its employees over four years ago. Magherafelt company FP McCann Ltd, which employs 600 people, had been accused of the corporate manslaughter of dumper truck driver Victor Nicholl and

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  • Company sentenced after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

    Published on Friday, May 31st, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A company, two directors and a self-employed contractor have been sentenced and fined after an electrician fell two storeys through an unprotected stairwell. Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court heard how, on 1 December 2016, Mr T Quirk was carrying out electrical work at Mile House, Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire,

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  • Incident alert – Return roller nip guard on conveyor falls 4m and hits contractor

    Published on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A contractor was lucky to escape serious head injuries whilst maintenance work was being carried out on a conveyor belt system, a metal return roller guard fell 4m and hit his hard hat. The contractor was standing under the incline conveyor belt system as he pulled the old conveyor belt

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  • Hand injury on disassembly line costs Recycling Company £133,000

    Published on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Recycling company Viridor Waste Management has been sentenced after an employee’s finger was partially amputated on a fridge dismantling line.  Sefton Magistrates’ Court was told that Alan Tabern reported there was a defect on the machine when its hydraulic cutters stopped working, but the procedure to make the equipment safe

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  • Investigation – Good Medicine

    Published on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    We can be fairly confident in saying that virtually nothing can be achieved without investigation. We investigate from our first steps and continue through the rest of our lives. In our professional life, investigation is part of planning, design, risk assessment and almost everything else. It is therefore unfortunate when

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