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Health and Safety News - 1 November 2010

Burnley firm fined £16k after workers' hearing put at risk

A Burnley manufacturing company has been fined £16,000 after it ignored a formal warning about noise levels at its factory. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Equestrian Surfaces Ltd for putting its employees' hearing at ri…

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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 - 4 June 2010

16-year-old boy falls through school roof

Thomas Buckett is in a critical condition after falling through the roof of a school in Staffordshire.

Bridge contractor fined $30,800 after three deaths

The Texas contractor working for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and Centra…

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Health and Safety News - 9 April 2010

Shops reopen after scaffold fall

Shops which had to close after scaffolding collapsed in the pedestrian area of Swindon's town centre have reopened. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the incident.

One dead after falling from crane in Orissa

A contractual worker was kill…

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Health and Safety News - 17 March 2010

Royal Mail escapes with five-figure fine

Royal Mail has received a reduced fine following the death of an employee after the group mitigated that it’s experiencing financial difficulties. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued two Improvement Notices, which required Royal Mail to review i…

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Health and Safety News 12 March 2010

Royal Mail fined over crush death

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned firms of their legal responsibilities regarding vehicle safety following the death of Colin Smith, 57, who was crushed between a lorry cab and its trailer in September 2006.

Firm fined over unsafe scaffolding

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Health and Safety News - 3 March 2010

Young builder killed in fall from scaffolding

Justin Gillman, aged 26, is believed to have been pushing a wheel barrow full of bricks on scaffolding on a Chestnut Homes development in Skegness, Linconshire when he fell on Friday 26 February 2010.

The fall of six to eight feet, and the br…

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