Health and Safety News

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Blog posts August 2010

Health and Safety News - 24 August 2010

Worker loses fingers in between metal rollers

A Tyneside firm has today been fined £8,000 after a worker's hand was badly injured when it was drawn between two rotating metal rollers.

North Tyneside Magistrates' Court heard how Gary Burke, 45, of North Shields, lost his little finger and part of th…

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Health and Safety News - 18 August 2010

Survey shows majority of motorists ignore tiredness

New research carried out by road safety charity Brake and insurance firm Direct Line shows that the vast majority of drivers admit to driving while tired - in a survey of 800 drivers, they found that 74 per cent admitted to driving tired during …

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Health and Safety News - 17 August 2010

Scaffolding board incident at hospital

Terence Brown was walking through the entrance of Southend Hospital when a 20ft-long plank fell from the top of the building and narrowly missed him and an elderly couple. A spokesman for Connaught said: “We are currently investigating an incident in which a sc…

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Health and Safety News - 9 August 2010

Myth: Health and safety bans bunting

The reality - There are no regulations banning people from hanging bunting at weddings and village fetes or flying flags for sporting events HSE encourages people to have a bit of common sense about their attitudes to risk, not to make everything risk-free. There…

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Health and Safety News - 3 August 2010

300 evacuated after bakery blaze

A fire at Warburtons Bakery in Bolton resulted in 300 employees being evacuated. Sixty firefighters and 10 pumps attended the scene.

Automotive parts firm fined £30,000

Michael Brewer was trying to repair a fully automated industrial robot for Dura Automotive Body …

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