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Suffolk mushroom grower prosecuted after workers' lives put at risk

A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Suffolk Mushrooms Limited was also housing 37 employees in a disused office block with a potentially unsafe gas boi…

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Packaging company fined after worker hit by lorry

The Corrugated Case Company Ltd. has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a heavy goods vehicle at its site on Pilsley Road in Danesmoor, Chesterfield.

Pete Newsum, 55, of Chesterfield was returning to site from neighbouring premises after his lunch break on 14 December 2010 …

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Worker's fall leads to fine for food company

A partner in a Leicester food company has been fined after an employee fell around two metres while unloading a shipping container attached to the back of an HGV.

Jaisukh Chandarana asked an 18-year-old worker to unload barrels, stored in layers with plywood separating each layer, from the contai…

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Parcel firm fined £150,000 after lorry reverses into worker's head

Tufnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £19,000 in court costs after an employee was seriously injured when his skull was crushed by a reversing lorry at the company's depot in West Horndon nr Brentwood, Essex.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that  Sim…

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Man injured by un-manned lorry in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press reports that a man was attaching a trailer to the parked cab when it rolled forward and struck him. The man was air-lifted to Wycombe Hospital but has since been transferred to Stoke Mandeville. His injuries are described as life threatening.

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