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Blog posts June 2010

Health and Safety News - 29 June 2010

Indian court convicts 7 in Bhopal gas disaster

An Indian court has convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the 1984 leak of toxic gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people in the world's worst industrial disaster.

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Health and Safety News - 28 June 2010

Company fined £280,000 after worker's head crushed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today prosecuted brick manufacturing company Hanson Building Products Ltd, after the death of Peter Clarke, 57, at the company's distribution plant in Coleshill on 26 April 2008. The company was fined £280,0…

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Health and Safety News - 23 June 2010

American Airlines fined after worker’s leg is amputated

American Airlines has been fined £70,000 after a 45-year-old employee had to have his leg amputated following an incident at Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport.

Shooting accident at military firing range

US Army officials report that a…

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Gone mad: Tories on health and safety

This article by Hannah Blythyn gives a concise response to the various statements the Conservative party have made about health and safety in the UK, specifically the myths that the 'compensation culture' is spiralling out of control and that businesses are having to wade through red tape (at great …

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Health and Safety News - 21 June 2010

Two men hurt in Preston sewer explosion

Two men suffered burns when petrol from a car they were fixing entered a nearby sewer and exploded. Fumes travelled through pipes into nearby homes, damaging some bathrooms.

Worker killed by digger

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Health and Safety News - 16 June 2010

Fairground worker injured

A 17-year-old fairground worker was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with head injuries after he fell from a ride.

Accident at Hartlepool scrap yard

A 50-year-old scrap yard worker's jaw was broken whenhe was hit in the face by a piece of metal.

British w…

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Health and Safety News - 8 June 2010

Massive explosion at Texas gas pipeline

A construction worker has died and several others have been injured after a punctured natural gas pipeline exploded in Texas.

Myth: Health and safety risks stop children playing 'pin the tail on the donkey'

The reality We recently read that the tr…

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Health and Safety News - 7 June 2010

'Sickies' costing £2.5bn a year

Employees took 180 million sick days last year, averaging 6.4 days each, down from 6.7 in 2007 and the lowest since the CBI survey began in 1987.

Probe launched after train derails

Investigators are trying to establish why a train carriage derailed and caught fire, l…

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Health and Safety News - 4 June 2010

16-year-old boy falls through school roof

Thomas Buckett is in a critical condition after falling through the roof of a school in Staffordshire.

Bridge contractor fined $30,800 after three deaths

The Texas contractor working for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and Centra…

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Health and Safety News - 1 June 2010

Soldier dies in quarry fall

Gordon Brass, 34, from Dundee, was giving instruction to a group of students at the quarry. He was a member of an Army recruitment team. It is estimated that he fell 40 feet.

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