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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.

£200,000 fine after Kent worker falls to his death

A plant hire company has been fined £200,000 for health and safety failings that lead to an employee falling five metres to his death.

Corus fined £240,000 after lorry driver crushed by three tonnes of steel

The firm was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after three tonnes of steel plates fell on 22-year-old Netherton man, Ross Beddow, at the firm's base in Wombourne.

Scrap company fined £200,000 after lorry driver death

The owners of a scrap metal yard in Newport have been fined after a lorry driver died when a crushed car fell from a scrapheap.

Metal company fined after forklift truck runs over worker

An international metal-processing company has been fined £12,500 after one of its workers was run over by a forklift truck in Bolton. The 54-year-old broke three toes, fractured several bones in his foot, and suffered extensive skin, muscle and tissue damage.

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