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Packaging company fine for fireball that caused life-threatening injuries in Cumbria

Innovia Films Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an investigation into the cause of a fire at the plant on Station Road in Wigton on 13 September 2006.

Gordon Metcalf, 62 from Maryport, and another worker, were about to clean debris from a damaged fuse box when a …

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Nestle Purina fined after steam scalds workers

The petcare giant has been fined after five workers suffered severe burns when a steam pressure system malfunctioned.

The five men, working on the maintenance of a hydrostat, suffered severe burns to their faces, arms and hands as a result of the incident on the 4 August 2006.

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Chemical firm sentenced after worker suffers toxic burns

A chemical company has been sentenced after a worker suffered toxic burns to his arms and chest at an Ellesmere Port factory.

The employee at Abacus Chemical Ltd was mixing two chemicals together on 7 May 2009 when they exploded, causing him to be drenched in a hot, toxic chemical solution.

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Health and Safety News - 21 December 2010

Worker dies crushing aerosol canisters

Two companies and a manager have been fined a total of £440,000 after a worker suffered 90 per cent burns and died, when the aerosol canisters he was crushing caught fire.

Worker loses fingers in accident

Komatsu UK Ltd Birtley has been fined after an employee…

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Health and Safety News - 24 November 2010

Food firm fined after worker injured

An international frozen food company has been fined after a worker was injured by the moving blades of an industrial freezer.

Safety drive across West Yorkshire businesses bring dangers to light

More than 70 firms across West Yorkshire have been told to …

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Health and Safety News - 30 September 2010

£30k fines after Salford worker killed by digger bucket

Fines totalling £30,000 have been issued following the death of a Salford worker, who was struck by the excavator bucket on a digger. John Cain, 36, was working on a project to demolish the Albert Park Inn on Great Clowes Street in Salford on…

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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 - 19 April 2010

Temporary worker badly scalded

FMC Chemicals Ltd has been fined after a temporary worker was badly scalded while using steam to unblock pipes containing lithium chloride in June 2008. The firm had already been issued with a warning after a worker was burned during maintenance work in 2007.

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