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  • Events co fined £161k over unsafe lifting operation injury

    Published on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A Coventry-based company that manufacturers stands for exhibitions has been fined £161,000 after an employee was knocked unconscious and sustained a broken collar bone during the unsafe lift and move of a park home chassis. Coventry Magistrates’ Court was told how employees at Sovereign Exhibitions and Events were moving the

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  • HSE warning after vessel collides with North Sea platform

    Published on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice over after a support vessel collided with an offshore platform in the North Sea. The incident happened on June 6 at the Brae Alpha installation, when the Grampian Explorer ran into the platform causing damage to the ship and

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  • Concrete company fined after welder loses four fingers

    Published on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A concrete production company has been fined £400,000 after a welder lost four fingers during an unsafe lifting operation. On 27 September 2016, a welder from Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd, suffered injuries to his hand at the company’s Kings Cross site. The injury was inflicted when a forklift that

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  • Worker’s head and upper body horrifically crushed in poorly guarded machine

    Published on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A Northampton-based engineering firm has been fined after an operator was crushed while making moulds for a casting machine. The RSM Castings employee, who has asked to remain anonymous, sustained extensive injuries on 11 April 2018, including a broken neck, back fractures, broken ribs, a fractured shoulder blade, a ruptured

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  • UK government criticised over slow pace of remedial works after Grenfell

    Published on Friday, July 19th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    The UK government is “not doing enough” to remove and replace potentially dangerous cladding on high-rise residential buildings, MPs have warned. In a report published yesterday, the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee also accused the government of being “far too slow” to reform the building and fire safety regime, more

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  • Conference to focus on health and safety issues affecting food and drink manufacturing

    Published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Combatting modern slavery, the use of new technology and preventing health problems will be among key topics at a leading food and drink industry event. The Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference will also hear real-life stories as speakers share the challenges they have faced in ensuring employees

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  • Property firm fined £1.3m after pedestrian fatally hit by tank cover during storm

    Published on Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    A property management firm has been fined £1.3m after a woman was fatally struck by a large wooden panel that blew off a redundant water tank during a storm in 2017.  Tahnie Martin, 29, was hit by the panel outside Wolverhampton’s Mander shopping centre on Dudley Street on 23 February. 

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  • Fine after freight container crushes worker

    Published on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    AIRWORLD AIRLINES Ltd has been fined £82,000 after a freight container weighing nearly 700kg fell on a worker at a warehouse in Hounslow Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 26 January 2018, a warehouse cargo agent was using a forklift truck to offload a freight container from a heavy goods

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  • North Sea firms need to reconnect beach with offshore, says HSE chief

    Published on Friday, July 5th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    North Sea oil companies have grasped the need to “reconnect” teams on the “beach” with those offshore, a health and safety chief has said. Chris Flint, energy director at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said trips offshore by senior leaders can’t just be a case of “putting in an

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  • Construction deaths fall to record low

    Published on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Construction deaths have fallen to their lowest level on record. Latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show 30 construction workers were killed in 2018/19. The figure is down on the annual five-year average of 36 and the lowest since modern records begun back in 1981. Construction is still

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