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Three fined after man loses life due to fall through fragile roof

A company, its director, and a self-employed contractor have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after Terry Lewis (a 65 year ol... (more)


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Four receive suspended jail sentences for health and safety failings

The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety faili... (more)


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Metal company fined after worker loses foot

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot. Luton Magist... (more)


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Employee dies after collapse of waste material covers him

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him. Maidstone Crown Court ... (more)


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Health and safety statistics

Figures for Great Britain (2015/16) 3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbes... (more)


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In a street near you

HSE construction inspectors are carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway. This year the I... (more)


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Environmental services firm fined for safety failings

A Lancashire based environmental services company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was crushed by machinery. Pr... (more)


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Five year IOSH study is published this week

IOSH's  five-year research programme, Health and Safety in a Changing World, set out to explore the landscape of occupational safety and health and ... (more)

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Two scaffolders receive suspended prison sentence following workers death

Two scaffolders from St Austell, Cornwall have received suspended prison sentences following a death of a worker who fell 7m to his death. Roger St... (more)


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Manufacturer fined after worker was crushed by door – Company fined £20,000

A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler. Hereford Magistr... (more)