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Are You Ignoring the Safety Warnings? You Could Be Fined if You Do!

Construction firms have to pay attention to the safety warnings and notices that are provided by the Health and Safety Executive on inspections. If you don’t you will end up being fined for failing to abide by the law. This is what happened to a Bristol construction firm who were fined £10,000 on November 4 …Read the Full Post

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Illegal Asbestos Removal Unacceptable

A demolition company based in Cheltenham have been fined after exposing workers to asbestos fibres. DA Environmental Services were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after they were found to be removing asbestos illegally from a Gloucestershire property. They pleaded guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on 5th November 2012. The company did undertake an …Read the Full Post

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Ozone Danger Ignored Resulting in Life Changing Injuries

One contractor working in Kegworth has had his life permanently affected after being exposed to ozone. Richard Sharp from West Yorkshire was working for Cott Beverages when the exposure occurred. He was sent into a room to change a UVB light system that was located in the plant room. He had been given a permit …Read the Full Post

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Teenager Loses Four Fingers at Work

A young apprentice was working on a machine when he lost four of his fingers in an unnecessary accident.  The 18 year old man, who has asked not to be named, was an apprentice for W P Metals Ltd based near Walsall.  On his fifth week in his new position he was helping a worker …Read the Full Post

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Failure to Protect Worker Results in Fines for Company and Company Director

A scaffolding firm in Dartford have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after one of their workers was injured. Mr James Froud fell while working on a fragile roof and suffered terrible injuries as a result. The 22 year old spent ten days in hospital and many months off work so he could …Read the Full Post

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Diving Instructor Fined for Death of Inexperienced Diver

A diving company based in Bristol have been fined after one of their customers died on an organised dive in Dorset.  The inexperienced diver, Janek Karon, was allowed to dive by the instructor and director of the company, Ian Johnson. Mr Karon had some serious medical conditions when he went for the training and recreational …Read the Full Post

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Worker Lost Leg in Collision with Vehicle at Work

Johnson Controls have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive at an accident involving one of their employees. The builders were working at a nuclear site in Cumbria when he was run over by a cherry picker. Ken Brown was guiding the vehicle on foot when he was hit, and as a result of …Read the Full Post

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Hand Injury Results in Fine for Packaging Company

A young employee of a packaging company in Essex suffered a nasty injury while working on a machine.  The 20-year-old man who asked to remain anonymous was operating a machine that is used to make cardboard tubes.  Unfortunately the machine had not been correctly set up for use, resulting in his right hand being pulled …Read the Full Post

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Toxic Chemical Burns Injuries Could Have Easily Been Avoided

When working with dangerous substances and chemicals extra steps must be taken to prevent injury or health problems. The importance of following these regulations have been highlighted this week after a Tyneside company was fined in court after a worker suffered serious chemical burns at work. The employee of DMI was seriously burnt when going …Read the Full Post

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Check for Legionella Risks

The Health and Safety Executive have given a warning to companies to check their water systems. The warning was issued on Wednesday September 19 as businesses are being urged to do more to protect employees and the public from the risks of legionella. The safety notices has asked the organisations and companies to check their …Read the Full Post

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