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London construction firm fined for dangerous basement excavation

Photo shows dangerous basement excavationLondon construction company Darma Limited has been fined after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

The inspection of the site on Filmer Road in Fulham was carried out during a clampdown on poor safety con…

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Tower Hamlets building contractor fined after carpenter's fingers severed

Grand Plans (UK) Ltd. has been fined after a worker's hand was severely injured by an unguarded power tool.

A prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was brought after the incident on 14 October 2009, when the self-employed carpenter was working on the refurbishment of flats.


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Firm fined after technician's death at Cornish factory

An experienced technician at a plastic products factory in Cornwall was killed after he was crushed between the plates on a machine used to make plastic lids.

Shaun O' Dwyer, 54, originally from North Yorkshire, but living in Redruth died in the incident on 30 May 2008 at Curver UK Ltd's factory …

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HSE challenges construction industry to learn from London 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is challenging the construction industry to learn from the London 2012 construction project and improve the safety record of one of the most dangerous occupations in Britain.

The HSE's Leadership and Worker Involvement on the Olympic Park research, published…

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Battersea laundry firm fined for ignoring safety notices

A Battersea laundry firm showed scant regard for employee wellbeing and safety after ignoring instructions to make it easier and safer for workers to move heavy loads, London magistrates heard today.

Niva UK (Ltd), trading as Sunbeam Laundry, failed to act on two separate Improvement Notices serv…

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Bromley building contractor fined for working without asbestos licence

A building contractor from South East London has been fined for running a construction site which led to workers being exposed to asbestos-containing materials.

Fadil Adil, of Coniston Road, Bromley, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the way work was carried out on a con…

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Fulham scaffold collapse

ScaffMag has reported on scaffolding that collapsed in a busy stretch of road in Fulham. No one was passing at the time so no injuries have been reported.

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Street light workman fined for injury to toddler

A toddler was injured when part of a streetlight was dropped by a workman in Hackney as she was passing underneath, a court has heard.

One-year-old Taahyra Kasham was being pushed along a London street in her pram by her mother, when a reflector from a streetlight hit her on the head.

Street ligh…

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London construction company fined after worker suffers severe burns from electrical explosion

A worker sustained serious burns in an electrical explosion after a North London company failed to carry out basic Health and Safety checks.

On the 30th April 2010, the injured man was working on a construction site at Leonard Street, Islington, when the electrical blast occurred. City of London …

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National power company fined after employee electrocuted

UK Power Networks (which supplies the East of England, London and the South East) has been fined after an employee died while working at one of its Norfolk sites.

Jonathan Crosby, 45, was working as an electrical overhead linesman at UK Power Networks (formerly known as EDF Energy Networks Limited)…

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Barnet bread company fined after man dies from fall

Ovenpride Wholesale Ltd. has been fined after a man died of injuries sustained when he fell from a stepladder.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Ovenpride Wholesale Ltd. and manager Amjad Mahmood for failing to provide a safe system of work which, led to the death of handyman Rocco Ca…

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Essex satellite firm sentenced after fatal roof fall

Satellite TV installation firm Foxtel Ltd, has been prosecuted following the death of a worker who fell while carrying out work on a roof, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Engineer Noel Corbin, 29, from New Addington, Croydon, suffered fatal head injuries after falling 13.5 metres from…

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Woolwich ferry worker named

The Woolwich ferry worker killed yesterday has been named as 19-year-old Ben Woollacott.

Managing Director of Transport for London Surface Transport (Leon Daniels) said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of the death this morning of Ben Woollacott following an incident on the Woolwich Ferry…

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MAIB to investigate Woolwich ferry death

The Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) is to investigate the death of a 19-year-old ferry worker who fell from the Woolwich Ferry at around 6am this morning.

London contractor fined £100,000 after worker fatality

Arlindo Visentin, 58, from Brazil, was buried alive while working on a property in Belgravia.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that Nadeem Aftab, Mr Visentin's employer has been fined in connection with the tragic incident that happened during the construction of a basement.

Mr Aftab of…

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Car firm fined after fatal head injury to worker

A worker suffered fatal head injuries when he was struck by a steel barrier while carrying out maintenance on a machine.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that Cannon Automotive Limited of Tottenham, London, did not supervise, manage, monitor, audit or review its arrangements…

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UK Olympic stadium completed under budget and with no fatalities

"Despite concerns over delays in construction, the Olympic Stadium in the UK has been completed with time and money to spare. The brand new state-of-the-art complex was built to host the London 2012 Summer Olympics."

The construction project involved 6 million man hours by 5,250 workers from 240 com…

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Food firm fined for ignoring safety advice

Topmost Food Ltd has been fined £1000 at Woolwich Magistrates Court after ignoring advice and failing to act on a notice served by Greenwich Council, requiring improvements.

The company pleaded guilty to offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act and was fined £1000 with costs of £500.


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Pensioner died after being thrown from wheelchair on minibus

An elderly woman died of her injuries after being thrown from a wheelchair while in an Age Concern Westminster minibus, a court heard today.

Age Concern Westminster of Praed Street, Westminster, London, were found guilty of breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was…

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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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