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TWO COMPANIES FINED AFTER EMPLOYEE CRUSHED BY MACHINERY

TWO COMPANIES FINED AFTER EMPLOYEE CRUSHED BY MACHINERY

An employee of Fire Protection Group (FPG) was working at Chivas Brothers Limited (CBL) premises when he was crushed and trapped in a Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP500 machine. Dumbarton Sheriff Court...
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH SHW LIVE

HSE ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH SHW LIVE

Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live has confirmed that both of its new 2022 events will be delivered in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Taking place from 15-16 February...
COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS CONTRACTED HAND ARM VIBRATION SYNDROME

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS CONTRACTED HAVS

Construction company Peter Duffy Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after multiple employees were diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard...
HSE CALLS ON FARMERS TO MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY

HSE CALLS ON FARMERS TO MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY

Britain’s workplace regulator says more must be done to improve farm safety after being notified of four fatalities on farms in just over a fortnight. Fatal incidents the Health and Safety...
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SUFFERED LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED

Hovington Limited was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling piece of plant machinery while working on a construction site in Rotherham. Sheffield...
JUICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER LOSES FINGERS

JUICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER LOSES FINGERS

Fruit juice manufacturer, AMC Freshly Squeezed (UK) Ltd, has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed whilst cleaning a screw conveyor. Liverpool...
HSE RELEASES ANNUAL WORKPLACE FATALITY FIGURES FOR 2020/21

HSE RELEASES ANNUAL WORKPLACE FATALITY FIGURES FOR 2020/21

Provisional data released today shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20...
COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS

Power Link Machines (UK) Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was informed the company was using gaskets within its generator sets that contained...
HIGH SCHOOL FINED AFTER CHILD IS FATALLY INJURED

HIGH SCHOOL FINED AFTER CHILD IS FATALLY INJURED

Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford has been fined after a young child died after a locker in a changing room fell on top of him.  Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that on the 23...
NHS TRUST FINED FOLLOWING FAILURES TO MANAGE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

NHS TRUST FINED FOLLOWING FAILURES TO MANAGE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUFT) has been fined for failing to manage environmental risks within its mental health inpatient wards. These breaches were committed by North...

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