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Blog posts July 2010

Speech to Devonport Dockyard

Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) delivered a speech on the progress of health and safety whilst visiting Devonport Dockyard recently.

She pointed out that "Britain has a good record. We're a leader in health and safety...other countries look to us for leadership…

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Health and Safety News - 22 July 2010

Distribution centre death in Norfolk

A man has died after being injured while working near to a vehicle on the site of a Norfolk haulage firm. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the incident.

Grinding machine severs worker's foot

An employee of Republic Plastics was appa…

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Health and Safety News - 14 July 2010

Health Protection Agency fined for spillage

The HPA has been fined £25,000 following the spillage of up to a billion doses of the lethal bug E.coli during an accident at its north London laboratory.

Crewman crushed by ferry door

A ferry crewman has been crushed by a water-tight hydraulic d…

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Health and Safety News - 06 July 2010

Worker deaths at record lows but deaths in agriculture rise

New figures released today reveal that the number of people killed at work in Britain fell last year to a record low.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the provisional data, which shows that 151 workers were killed b…

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