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Care company fined for resident's fatal fall at Buckfastleigh home

A nursing home failed to ensure the safety of an elderly, blind, wheelchair-bound resident who died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Patrick Foale, 75, lived at the Redmount Nursing Home in Buckfastleigh, Devon, when the incident happened on 1 November 2010.

Mr. Foale, who was diabetic, …

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Devon firm fined for worker's fall from forklift

A North Devon farming business has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill.

Richard Robinson, 64, from Pyworthy, near Holsworthy, was attempting to crush recycled material when the fall occurred at Cr…

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Leisure park worker trapped in trench collapse

A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

Grzegorz Waluszkowski, 40, was helping to lay a drainage pipe at the park on Lady's Mile Farm, Exeter Road, Dawlish on 23 July 2010, when the wall of the two metre deep trench caved in. He…

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Digger driver trapped under machine by falling wall

A  digger driver has been hurt at the site of a construction project in Plymouth, Devon.

Emergency services at currently at Thorn Park off Mannamead Road where building work was being done at a private house.


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Devon street cordoned off after concrete rendering fell from shop

A section of Victoria Street in Paignton was cordoned off this morning after concrete rendering fell from the front of a shop.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 8am, they cordoned off the area and then left the incident in the care of builders.

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Exeter firm fined after worker injured by reversing telehandler

A visiting worker suffered severe leg injuries when he was hit by a reversing telehandler vehicle at a waste transfer site near Exeter.

Andrew Grist, of Newton Abbot, suffered a detached calf muscle, a near severed toe and broken bones in his foot and was off work for six months after the inciden…

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North Devon decorating supplies company failed to provide hot running water

Mike Wye and Associates Ltd. of The Strand, Barnstaple, has been fined a total of £3,500 with £588 costs after a guilty plea to three contraventions of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that running water was provided at the …

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