Employee loses fingers: health and safety at work imperative

An employee lost three fingers to a machine at his work place. He worked for a Walsall bacon curing business. Read more »

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North Yorkshire factory fined, needs health and safety training

An employee suffered from injuries when his head and neck became trapped in a packaging machine at a Whitely Bridge factory in North Yorkshire. Read more »

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Bin lorry kills member of public; better health and safety required

The district court in Besseltaw listened as information and evidence was provided for the case wherein a member of the public was killed. The incident happened due to a bin lorry. The death of the 76 year old individual happened as he was returning home from shopping on his mobility scooter and was struck by the lorry. The incident happened in 2008, but health and safety audits had to be conducted before the HSE determined if the case needed to go to court.

The HSE stated the lorry was picking up missing bins on Mellish Road. The truck was sent out with a one man crew. Had more than one person been driving the lorry and getting the bins the incident could have been prevented. The death occurred when the lorry was backing up. Since there was no reversing assistant on the vehicle or a secondary person the driver could not see the man on his scooter. The scooter was in a blind spot. The driver was only aware of something being wrong when he saw shopping items on the road behind him.

The man in the scooter suffered several injuries and died at the hospital later on. There is definite evidence that the man would have been alive had the lorries been fitted with flashing lights and reverse warning systems. This means health and safety measures were required to fix the lack of safety protection on the lorries. The council has been fined 25,000 pounds and almost 13,000 pounds in court costs.

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Manual handling training course for companies

An Essex manufacturer of granite has been sentenced for safety issues. A worker was crushed to death due to some safety failings. A stone slab of three tonnes fell onto the worker in the company’s warehouse. Read more »

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Teesside council needs lesson in health and safety

Councils, as recent court cases prove, are no strangers to safety and health breaches when it comes to the 1974 laws and amendments.  Read more »

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Farm owner needs health and safety training on heights

A farm in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted for a worker injury.  The injury occurred to a 20-year-old suffering from a 4.5 metre fall.  The fall happened to be through a roof light.  Read more »

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Incident puts company in need of risk assessment training

Swindon Commercial Services is owned by the Swindon Council.  The council services have been fined for safety and health breaches regarding an electric shock suffered by an employee.  Read more »

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Two companies fined for health and safety risk

An employee lost three fingers and a partial thumb due to a safety incident at work.  Two companies are being held responsible for the injury.  Read more »

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Health and safety at work required after worker fall

Two construction businesses were fined after a recent court case was completed.  The case revealed issues with the health and safety at work that these two companies offered their employees. Read more »

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Health and safety Approved Codes of Practice to change

The HSE is attempting to make safety and health laws understandable for businesses.  One thing they are changing is the Approved Codes of Practice.  Read more »

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