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Company fined after worker falls through fragile floor

Fri, 21 Sep 2018
A Colchester-based company has been fined after an employee fell through fragile ceiling tiles. ..... Read more

Construction company fined after failing to prevent exposure to carbon monoxide

Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Willmott Partnership Homes Ltd has today been fined after exposing members of the public to carbon monoxide fumes. ..... Read more

Devon based welding engineer sentenced after serious injury to worker

Tue, 18 Sep 2018
An agricultural engineer from Totnes in Devon has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling through a mezzanine floor whilst it was under construction. ..... Read more

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd sentenced after worker killed

Tue, 18 Sep 2018
Yorkshire Water Services Ltd has been sentenced today after a fitter suffered fatal burns when his clothing was ignited by sparks. ..... Read more

Construction companies fined after worker injured

Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Two construction companies have been fined after a worker’s foot was trapped in a rotating screw. ..... Read more

Cambridge busway fatality: HSE investigating

Mon, 17 Sep 2018
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating a fatal collision at a busway in Cambridge. ..... Read more

Company fined after worker suffers fractured spine

Wed, 12 Sep 2018
A construction company has been sentenced after a worker was injured while demolishing a farm building. ..... Read more

Logistics company fined after death of worker

Tue, 11 Sep 2018
A Dudley-based logistics company has been fined after a worker died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. ..... Read more

Capita announced as preferred bidder for Gas Safe services

Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Capita Plc will continue to operate the official register of engineers licensed to undertake gas work on behalf of The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). ..... Read more

Car wash company fined for insurance breach

Fri, 07 Sep 2018
A car wash company has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance...... Read more

Company fined for insurance breach

Fri, 07 Sep 2018
A company that carries out maintenance and repair of motor vehicles has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance...... Read more

Charity fined after injuries to member of the public

Thu, 06 Sep 2018
A charity has been fined after a member of the public lost her leg when she became trapped under a lorry carrying a fairground ride. ..... Read more

HSE appoints experts in gig economy and mental health to Workplace Health Expert Committee

Tue, 04 Sep 2018
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed two new experts to its independent Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC). ..... Read more

Tata Steel fined after worker fell into open pit

Mon, 03 Sep 2018
A steel company has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell into an open pit. ..... Read more

Council fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Kent County Council (KCC) has today been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed at Lansdowne Primary School...... Read more

HSE investigating supply to schools of metal gauze mats which contain asbestos

Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been made aware that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners. ..... Read more

Manufacturer fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Fri, 24 Aug 2018
A machining manufacturer has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres whilst demolishing an internal wall. ..... Read more

Two companies plead guilty following death of five-year-old Alexys Brown in August 2015

Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Before Bournemouth Crown Court, two companies have today pleaded guilty following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. ..... Read more

Landlord given custodial sentence for gas safety offences

Thu, 23 Aug 2018
A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas appliances at a rental property and repeatedly failing to provide tenants with a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate. ..... Read more
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