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Blog posts : "Fatality"

Waste company fined after member of the public dies

Team Waste (Southern) Ltd has been fined after a bin lorry ran over and killed a member of the public.

The HSE investigation determined that the company failed to ensure that control measures identified in their own risk assessment were put into practice. The driver reversed the refuse collection ve…

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Utility worker electrocuted

A 39-year old employee of a private utility company was electrocuted upon contacting a power line in Iowa County. 

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) along with the Sheriff's Department and Coroner's Office are investigating the electrocution.

Worker killed in trench collapse

A man has been arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter after a worker was killed when a trench fell on him. A 24-year-old man died yesterday following an incident involving a 6ft deep trench which is believed to have been created for sewage pipes for the homes that are being built on the lan…

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Four gold miners killed in Philippines

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall has killed four workers; another two workers were rescued.

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Two gold miners killed in South Africa

A seismic event registering 2.4 on the Richter scale has killed two workers and injured another three.

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Worker killed by roof collapse

A 30-year old man has died after a freezer roof collapsed at an abattoir in Australia yesterday. Initial reports suggest that the worker was sweeping the floor of a blast freezer when part of the roof collapsed due to a build-up of ice.

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Firms fined after worker crushed

The death of a worker crushed under a 31-tonne concrete beam has led to two firms being fined a total of £130,000, plus costs.

Gary Drinkald, 43, from Aylesbury, was crushed after the concrete beam taken from the bridge fell from the back of a low-loader lorry.

Micor, the main contractor, admitted…

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Automotive manufacturer fined £400,000 after employee dies at work

Calsonic Kansei UK Limited has been fined £400,000 after an employee died on the day he was to take voluntary redundancy.

Darren Small, 35, from Loughor was struck by a forklift truck on 17 March 2008.

The company pleaded guilty to a charges under Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health …

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2010-11 names and details of fatalities

Sobering reading from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Details of fatalities naming the individuals who died remind us that there is a person with family and friends behind the numbers we read in official statistics.

2010-11 names and details of fatalities

Details for previous years are also a…

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Pensioner died after being thrown from wheelchair on minibus

An elderly woman died of her injuries after being thrown from a wheelchair while in an Age Concern Westminster minibus, a court heard today.

Age Concern Westminster of Praed Street, Westminster, London, were found guilty of breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was…

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Fatal industrial accident

A 33 year old man has been killed in an accident on the Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness. The accident happened at about 10:30 on Saturday 5 February 2011.

Initial reports suggest the man was crushed by a falling load of animal feed.

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County Limerick farmer killed in workplace accident

John Halpin, a 72-year-old father of three, was struck by farm machinery and pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Read more at the Limerick Leader.

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Care home company fined after pensioner dies

BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd has been fined £150,000, and ordered to pay £150,000 in costs, following a prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a pensioner died at a nursing home in Birmingham.

Seventy-four-year-old Brigid O'Callaghan, died after being strangled by a lap belt when…

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Fatal explosion at recycling plant

One man died in hospital last night following an explosion at a recycling plant in South Yorkshire. The blast left another man with serious injuries.

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