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Eliminate burns in the workplace

Photo shows a chef in a hot kitchenBurns are often overlooked as a workplace-related injury, but occur by the thousands each year and in several occupational fields. While burn injuries are less common than slip and fall injuries or sprains and strains, according to a study conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administrati…

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Leicester care home fined £100,000 after resident died of serious burns

Photo shows Walter Powley who died following serious burnsWalter Powley was admitted to Western Park View in Hinckley Road for emergency care in May 2012 after an occupational therapist advised his family he could no longer be safely left alone at home due to his risk of falling.

On 23 January, Leicester Crown Court heard that just four days later, Mr Pow…

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Leisure centre operator fined for child's chemical burns

Photo shows the drain cover where the injuries were sustained

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been fined after a two and a half year-old boy suffered severe burns in the changing area of the centre’s swimming pool.

The toddler’s father, who does not wish to be named, was walking him to the pool after getting him ready for his weekly swimming l…

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Liverpool rubber firm sentenced over burn injury

A Liverpool rubber manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee seriously injured his hand when it became trapped in machinery.

Robert Devonport was left with a severe burn to his left hand and a crush injury to his thumb as a result of the incident at Ley Rubber Ltd.'s…

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One dead, five treated after chemical spill

Ambulance Victoria reports that a man died and five other people were treated by paramedics after a chemical spill in Victoria this morning.

Paramedics treated the man for about 20 minutes including managing his airway and using intravenous drugs in an attempt to restart his heart but unfortunatel…

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Health and Safety News - 25 March 2010

Fatal machine had caused injury before

The machine at Cemex which exploded and caused Peter Reynolds to fall to his death, had already injured another employee in the past. Nigel Crockford, who has worked at Cemex in Lawford Road, Rugby, for 14 years, received burns to his eyes during an explosi…

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Health and Safety News 23 March 2010

25% of city building sites 'unsafe'

More than a quarter of 163 construction sites in Greater Manchester visited by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors last week failed to meet the required standards.

No insurance leads to £2,100 fine

The proprietor of a greengrocer's has been fin…

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Health and Safety News 22 March 2010

India Games project safety slammed

At least 43 workers have died in accidents at Commonwealth Games construction sites India's capital New Delhi, according to a report.

Man dies after toxic fume leak

Paul Doyley has died following a gas leak on 5 March 2010 at a factory near Grimsby. Tox…

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Health and Safety News - 8 March 2010

Four hurt as cloud of toxic gas escapes from chemical plant

Four workers suffered burns and toxic inhalation injuries when two tonnes of titanium tetrachloride escaped from a chemical plant. Local residents were urged to keep windows and doors shut.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inv…

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