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Health and Safety News - 14 July 2010

Health Protection Agency fined for spillage

The HPA has been fined £25,000 following the spillage of up to a billion doses of the lethal bug E.coli during an accident at its north London laboratory.

Crewman crushed by ferry door

A ferry crewman has been crushed by a water-tight hydraulic door on a boat, suffering a suspected broken pelvis.

Blood Pressure - Know Your Numbers

The Blood Pressure Association is promoting the 10th Know Your Numbers! Week which will take place between 13 and 19 September. Since its launch in 2001, Know your Numbers! Week has ensured more than 1.5 million people have had their blood pressure checked so that they know their blood pressure numbers. To get involved visit:

Two leading health and safety figures awarded engineering fellowship

Two leading figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been awarded a prestigious fellowship for their work within the engineering industry. HSE Chair, Judith Hackitt, and Head of HSE's Nuclear Directorate, Mike Weightman, were elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK's national academy of engineering following its AGM this week.

Caerphilly engineering company fined after workers' fingers severed

Encon Engineering (Wales) Ltd of Bartlett Street Industrial Estate, Caerphilly, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the incident in which machinist Rhys Davies lost four fingers and the top of his thumb. He was working on a machine used to mill titanium plates when the incident happened.

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