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Health and Safety News - 4 January 2011

Worker died during first day at work

A Newmarket retail display firm has been fined £80,000 plus £16,914 costs, after an employee was crushed to death by a stack of glass he was unloading on his first day at work.

Worker killed in machine

A packaging manufacturer has been fined £50,000 plus £76,…

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Health and Safety News - 24 November 2010

Food firm fined after worker injured

An international frozen food company has been fined after a worker was injured by the moving blades of an industrial freezer.

Safety drive across West Yorkshire businesses bring dangers to light

More than 70 firms across West Yorkshire have been told to …

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Health and Safety News - 16 November 2010

Cement company fined after worker set on fire

An international cement company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was set alight in an explosion.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Lafarge Cement UK Plc of Granite Way, S…

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Health and Safety News - 11 October 2010

Lancashire couple in court after repeated injuries

A Lancashire couple has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured twice in less than two months at a pine furniture workshop in Bacup.

Restoration firm fined after wall collapse

A Wiltshire construction company has been prosec…

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Health and Safety News - 30 September 2010

£30k fines after Salford worker killed by digger bucket

Fines totalling £30,000 have been issued following the death of a Salford worker, who was struck by the excavator bucket on a digger. John Cain, 36, was working on a project to demolish the Albert Park Inn on Great Clowes Street in Salford…

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Health and Safety News - 14 September 2010

Review of the Seveso II Directive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has contracted ORC International to gather information which will inform the UK's Impact Assessment on possible changes to the Seveso II Directive. HSE is extremely keen for all businesses to take part, regardless of how many…

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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 d…

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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.


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