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Worker's leg amputated following forklift incident

A Cardiff-based cargo company has been fined after a lorry driver had part of his leg amputated after being struck by a reversing forklift truck.

Robert Deverell, from Risca in Caerphilly was at the Cardiff Docks premises of Cargo Services (UK) Limited, as his lorry was being loaded with 18m stee…

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Engineering firm fined after driver impaled on steel tube

A Darlington engineering firm has been fined after a delivery driver was seriously injured when a steel bar penetrated his chest.

Jason Ripley, 42, of Darlington, was delivering timber to Henry Williams Group Limited in the town's Dodsworth Street when the incident happened on 19 August 2008.

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Company failed surveyor killed by reversing lorry

A leading engineering and construction company has been fined £250,000 for safety failings after a surveyor was killed by a reversing lorry during work to widen the M25 near Dartford.

Richard Caddock, 38, from Bexleyheath, London, was talking on a mobile phone and could not hear the approaching …

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County Durham firm fined after worker struck by waste vehicle

First Skips Ltd. has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a vehicle reversed into him.

The 25-year-old, from Blackhall, was working in a sorting shed at the waste and recycling company in Shotton Colliery when the incident occurred on 8 October 2009.

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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 - 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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Health and Safety News - 21 June 2010

Two men hurt in Preston sewer explosion

Two men suffered burns when petrol from a car they were fixing entered a nearby sewer and exploded. Fumes travelled through pipes into nearby homes, damaging some bathrooms.

Worker killed by digger

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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 - 15 March 2010

New Local Authority Circular (LAC) – Risk of vehicles falling in motor vehicle repair

This new LAC 57/7, alerts enforcing authorities to the risks of vehicles falling from 2-post lifts in motor vehicle repair (MVR) facilities and outlines the key precautions for safe operation.

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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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