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Aviation firm fined quarter of a million Posted 08/08/2017

An air transport company has been issued a six-figure fine after a worker was left with brain damage following an April 2015 incident involving hangar doors. The Signature Flight Support London Luton Ltd. employee was pulling the doors open of Hangar 219, located within Luton Airport, so that aircraft could be moved inside. While a door was being opened, the worker was crushed. This resulted... Read the full article on Aviation firm fined quarter of a million

Worker's hand amputated following incident at soft toy firm Posted 04/08/2017

A worker at a soft toy factory lost his hand following an incident involving an unguarded machine. Sheffield Magistrates' Court was informed that the worker was drawn into a machine that had been... Read the full article on Worker's hand amputated following incident at soft toy firm

Workers escape serious injury following chemical explosion Posted 29/07/2017

Two workers received minor injuries following an explosion at the premises of Essex-based Industrial Chemicals Ltd. The incident occurred in September 2013 at the West Thurrock site while the hydrochloric... Read the full article on Workers escape serious injury following chemical explosion

Recycling company fined for failure to assess risks Posted 28/07/2017

A Worcestershire firm has been fined by Stratford District Council for its failure to abide by health and safety regulations. R & S Recycling Ltd of Beoley, near Redditch, has been prosecuted by... Read the full article on Recycling company fined for failure to assess risks

Call for increased safety awareness on farms during harvest Posted 24/07/2017

Increased health and safety awareness on UK farms will be the focus during harvest time this year, following the publication of alarming statistics. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned... Read the full article on Call for increased safety awareness on farms during harvest

Leicester supermarket fined due to amputation risk Posted 20/07/2017

A supermarket in Leicester has been fined after being found guilty of breaches to health and safety, which could have led to staff being seriously injured.   Goldens Ltd, which became the owner ... Read the full article on Leicester supermarket fined due to amputation risk

Company owner jailed as friend dies collecting golf balls Posted 19/07/2017

The owner of South Wales-based Boss Golf Balls has been handed a prison sentence following the death of his friend while diving for golf balls. Dale Pike had paid his childhood pal £40 per day to... Read the full article on Company owner jailed as friend dies collecting golf balls

Workers in hazardous jobs feel let down by health and safety procedures Posted 14/07/2017

According to a survey of 2,000 workers, 25% feel that the health and safety policies at work do not do enough to keep them safe and healthy in the workplace, says a recent survey. A quarter of... Read the full article on Workers in hazardous jobs feel let down by health and safety procedures

Owner of building firm jailed due to workplace safety negligence Posted 10/07/2017

A jail sentence has been handed down to the owner of a building company following the death of a worker while working on a house extension. Slawomir Swiatek, 49, pleaded guilty to the failure to... Read the full article on Owner of building firm jailed due to workplace safety negligence

Pipe explosion leads to life-changing injuries Posted 06/07/2017

A South Yorkshire company has been fined after a 57-year-old man incurred serious injuries, following the explosion of an oxygen pipe. The incident, which occurred on August 9, 2013, happened when... Read the full article on Pipe explosion leads to life-changing injuries

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