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Re sco o p Leicestershire firm prosecuted after worker's fivemetre fall Fro m www.hse .go v.uk - To day, 4:24 AM

Minimising the risk of injury at work | Health and Safety News


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It doesnt matter what industry you work in, there will always be hazards. Accidents at work can vary from the very minor and easily avoidable to the potentially fatal. A quick look at the H...

A Leicestershire building firm has been fined after an employee fell five metres and was then struck by a wooden board and concrete blocks after a partially-built floor gave way.

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Packaging company prosecuted after worker injured

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Limited fined after worker's knee crushed


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Mich elle Sloan , 45, from Aston , was parked in fron t of th e Halfords Autocen tre reception to un load some parts. Sh e was reach in g in to th e back of th e veh icle wh en a tran sit van reversed in to h er door, closin g it an d trappin g h er leg s. Th e door crush ed both h er kn ees causin g a torn ten don in h er left kn ee an d a severed ten don in th e rig h t on e. A year after th e in ciden t sh e is still strug g lin g to walk an d h as been un able to return to work.

An Essex packaging company has been fined after one of its employees sustained a serious hand injury on an unguarded laminating machine.

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Fourteen disabled employees killed in fire while making Christmas toys in German workshop
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$50k fine after thumb sliced off


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Eyewitnesses spoke of the workers trapped behind windows screaming for help as smoke and flames billowed behind them at the St. Georg workshop in Titisee-Neustadt.

An Aucklan d supermarket operator h as been ordered to pay $50,000 after a staff member's th umb g ot ch opped off in a meat slicer. A deli assistan t man ag er at Coun tdown Birken h ead was debon in g h am on an automatic slicer in February wh en h er th umb h it th e blade. Th e th umb later h ad to be amputated because of in juries sustain ed.

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Pub chain fined 235k after worker killed trying to clean roof
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A subsidiary of Birmin g h am-based pubco Mitch ells an d Butlers h as been fin ed 235,000 after a Bristol man died

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Th ere was n o g uardin g on th e slicer as required, a recen t Min istry of Busin ess, In n ovation an d Employmen t review foun d.

Butlers h as been fin ed 235,000 after a Bristol man died wh ile clean in g a pub. Rich ard Pratley, 65, wh o was employed as a clean er at th e Sn uff Mill Harvester, died after fallin g 1.8 metres wh ile clean in g at a h ig h level in an acciden t on 19 Jan uary 2009. He suffered a fractured skull an d died from h is in juries on 23 Jan uary 2009.
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Man killed in forestry accident named


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A prosecution was broug h t by Bristol City Coun cil's h ealth an d safety an d leg al teams after an in vestig ation led by on e of th e coun cil's h ealth an d safety in spectors.

The forestry worker killed in an incident in Tararua District today has been named as 23year-old Reece Joseph Reid.
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Food company fined for failing to protect workers


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Man crushed by trailer, killed


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A global ingredients company has been fined for safety failings after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents a year apart at its UK manufacturing base near Hitchin.

Martin Medellin, 48, had been welding legs to the bottom of a trailer loaded with 40,000 pounds of paper about 9:30 a.m. at the Pro Logis Park off AT&T Center Parkway when a jack stand holding the trailer malfunctioned.

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Smallford nursery received health and safety fine weeks before fire
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Firm fined for worker's injuries at Caerphilly factory


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An employee suffered leg injuries when a reversing forklift truck struck him while working at a cardboard factory.

JUST weeks before a fire ravaged Glinwell Nursery in Smallford its operators were fined around 18,000 for failing to carry out adequate health and safety training and risk assessments.

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The Importance of Confined Space Training | Health and Safety News


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Recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive paint a positive picture for health and safety at work. Over the last 20 years there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury in ...

Health and Safety Training Types and Requirements for UK Businesses | Health and Safety News
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Lancashire builder risked lives on scaffolding |

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Th ere are h un dreds of differen t h ealth an d safety train in g courses available to UK busin esses. Man y are in dustry depen den t, for example, buildin g con tractors th at are required to carry out body-approved h ealth an d safety train in g for all workers, wh ile oth ers are g en eric.
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risked lives on scaffolding | Health and Safety News


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A Lan cash ire builder h as appeared in court after h e ig n ored a formal warn in g to stop workin g at th e top of a dan g erous scaffoldin g tower. Jack San derson an d an oth er builder were spotted carryin g out work to th e roof of a two-storey buildin g on Burn ley Road in Bacup by a passin g in spector from th e Health an d Safety Executive (HSE) on 26 Jan uary last year...

Wh ere leg islation exists, busin esses are required to main tain a frequen t an d provable system of h ealth an d safety education . Th is can be con fusin g , an d some busin esses can lose th eir way n ot th roug h in ten tion but simply by n ot kn owin g exactly wh at is required of th em.

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Companies sentenced after worker's fatal fall


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A major construction company and a concrete structures firm have been sentenced today (23 November) after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.
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Landlord handed suspended jail sentence after forging gas safety document
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A Cambridge landlord risked the health of his tenants by failing to ensure gas appliances were safe to use and then produced a fake certificate to give the impression they were, a court has heard.

Southend laundry fined after worker's arm burned


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A commercial laundry firm in Southend has been fined for safety failings after an employee crushed and burned his arm when it was pulled into an industrial ironing machine.

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Plastics firm fined over employee's finger injury


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An employee at a Burnley plastics firm narrowly avoided severing his fingers when his hand came into contact with a rotating blade, a court has heard.

Faversham factory fined for safety failings


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A Kent engineering company has been fined after a factory worker suffered severe injuries to his fingers while operating an unguarded circular saw on a broken machine.

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Derbyshire firm fined for putting workers in danger


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A Derbyshire company has been fined for putting employees in danger by allowing them to work in confined spaces without any relevant training or safety measures.

London boss prosecuted after worker's finger amputated


Fro m www.hse .go v.uk - No vember 23, 6 :31 AM

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A company boss from north west London has appeared in court after a worker had to have a finger amputated when his hand was caught in machinery and severely crushed.

Company fined after air raid shelter explosion injures workers


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Firms fined after crane crashed down on building site

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Two men sustained serious burns after attempting to use an old air shelter as a makeshift furnace to burn garden waste, a court has heard.

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Two compan ies h ave been fin ed after a serious failure in commun ication s led to an 80 ton n e mobile cran e topplin g over, n arrowly missin g workmen an d a busy road.

Re sco o p Leicester firm Th e in ciden t h appen ed on a buildin g site in Fern brook prosecuted after worker's five- Road, Gillin g h am... metre fall Fro m www.hse .go v.uk - No vember 21, 2:55 AM

A Leicester door-fitting firm has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck.

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