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Crown censure issued to government department Posted 22/03/2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently issued a Crown Censure to the Ministry of Defence, following an incident that resulted in the death of an agency worker. An agency driver, who was carrying out work for the MoD, was crushed by a reversing vehicle on November 19, 2013.   Graham Wood, a 55-year-old from Oxfordshire, was working at MoD Kineton, Warwickshire, when a reversing lorry... Read the full article on Crown censure issued to government department

Essex nightclub fails to protect workers from excessive noise Posted 20/03/2017

The owner of two nightclubs in Colchester, Essex has been fined following an investigation by Colchester Borough Council.   Elysium Leisure, the owner of Hudson and Qube, pleaded guilty to failing... Read the full article on Essex nightclub fails to protect workers from excessive noise

Man loses finger in accident at animal feed firm Posted 17/03/2017

A worker suffered a serious injury to his hand while working at an animal feed company in Saxlingham Thorpe, Norfolk. The employee had been working for W L Duffield & Sons Ltd, cleaning a mill, ... Read the full article on Man loses finger in accident at animal feed firm

Construction worker falls to death due to inadequate safety procedures Posted 15/03/2017

A former Royal Engineer died after falling off a roof due to poor safety measures being in place, a Health and Safety Executive investigation has revealed. The family of Neil Phillips, 44, spoke out... Read the full article on Construction worker falls to death due to inadequate safety procedures

Preservation trust fined after fatal lift incident Posted 13/03/2017

The operators of a stately home that has featured in popular British movies, have been found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations, following an incident that resulted in a butler being ... Read the full article on Preservation trust fined after fatal lift incident

Failure to comply with asbestos regulations results in fine Posted 10/03/2017

A contractor based in Bedfordshire has been fined following a guilty plea to a breach of health and safety regulations. The contractor had failed to conduct a satisfactory assessment of the removal... Read the full article on Failure to comply with asbestos regulations results in fine

Lack of work safety results in tragedy at Swinton firm Posted 03/03/2017

A Manchester company and its director were recently fined following a guilty plea at Manchester Crown Court relating to a fatal incident three years ago. Alec Sharples Farm Supplies and Transport... Read the full article on Lack of work safety results in tragedy at Swinton firm

Plymouth Argos store reopens following asbestos scare Posted 27/02/2017

An Argos store on Royal Parade in Plymouth has been allowed to open its doors again after asbestos was discovered in the vacant property next door. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors issued... Read the full article on Plymouth Argos store reopens following asbestos scare

Unstable heavy load causes injury to worker of furniture company Posted 24/02/2017

A well-known national furniture company has been fined following a breach of health and safety regulations. A worker at DFS Trading Ltd. was severely injured in July 2015 when he was unloading furniture... Read the full article on Unstable heavy load causes injury to worker of furniture company

Fall from roof results in death for worker Posted 21/02/2017

A Greater Manchester businessman has received a suspended prison sentence following the death of a worker who had been casually employed by him.   Oldham-based Roy Hardaker, the owner of 9 to 5 ... Read the full article on Fall from roof results in death for worker

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