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Out-of-control fire labelled major emergency Posted 20/06/2017

A company has been fined due to a fire at its premises in Middlesbrough, which developed into a major incident. The fire took place at the premises of Vertellus Specialties UK Ltd. In May 2014. Large quantities of hazardous substances were involved in the incident, which included the reducing agent Vitride. Due to the hazardous substances involved, it was declared a major incident by the police... Read the full article on Out-of-control fire labelled major emergency

Member of public injured by fencing wire Posted 15/06/2017

A Worcestershire woman needed surgery when she was struck by pieces of fencing wire – an incident resulting in a six-figure fine. On May 18, 2015, flailing was being carried out by a subcontractor... Read the full article on Member of public injured by fencing wire

Construction company bans beards sparking health and safety row Posted 13/06/2017

A row has erupted after a construction company banned its workforce from having beards, on grounds of health and safety. Mears Group PLC had spoken to workers during a “tool box talk” at Tower Hamlets... Read the full article on Construction company bans beards sparking health and safety row

Defective equipment leads to fine for Erith company Posted 06/06/2017

Zion Tropical Foods Limited of Erith has recently been issued with a fine following an investigation by the environmental health department of the council. Ruta Svagsdiene, environmental health ... Read the full article on Defective equipment leads to fine for Erith company

Council fined following hand injury Posted 02/06/2017

Severe hand injuries sustained by an apprentice worker have led to a fine being imposed on Nottingham City Council. Nottingham Crown Court was told that the apprentice was working at Seagrave Primary... Read the full article on Council fined following hand injury

Company director given manslaughter sentence after balcony falls Posted 31/05/2017

A construction company in Brentford, London, along with its company director, has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter following the deaths of two of its workers. Tomasz Procko and Kyrol ... Read the full article on Company director given manslaughter sentence after balcony falls

Lack of PPE leads to fine for SSPCA Posted 26/05/2017

Scotland's leading charity for the welfare of animals has been fined following breaches of health and safety regulations. The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) was found... Read the full article on Lack of PPE leads to fine for SSPCA

Roof worker fortunate to escape with broken back, says HSE Posted 24/05/2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated a worker was lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries during a fall from a roof in Cornwall. Lewis Harding, 28, had been working on a fragile... Read the full article on Roof worker fortunate to escape with broken back

Health and safety fines increase for manufacturing sector Posted 22/05/2017

According to the Health and Safety Sentencing Tracker by law firm BLM, fines of more than £12m were issued to manufacturing firms last year. This is three times more than the fines issued during... Read the full article on Health and safety fines increase for manufacturing sector

Repeated asbestos failings lead to fine for construction company Posted 19/05/2017

A construction company from East Finchley in London has been fined due to the firm continually failing to comply with health and safety regulations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) informed... Read the full article on Repeated asbestos failings lead to fine for construction company

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