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Two employees injured by same machine after safety failings of their employer

Posted on 10/11/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health & Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-nw-tcb-arrow.htm A cable manufacturing company has been prosecuted and fined by the Health & Safety executive after serious safety failings led to the injury of two employees in two separate accidents on the same machine at its factory. The first man was cleaning the rollers of the [...]

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Preston worker suffers injuries after being hit by falling bale

Posted on 10/04/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health & Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-nw-preston-plastics.htm The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a Preston Plastic Company for failure to ensure that lifting tasks were carried out in a safe manner after an employee was injured. The incident in question occurred on 18th August 2011, when a male employee was injured after [...]

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Recycling Plant worker suffers devastating injuries due to employer’s failure to prevent access to dangerous machinery

Posted on 08/21/13 in News, No Comments

Recycling Plant worker suffers devastating injuries due to employer’s failure to prevent access to dangerous machinery First Reported by the HSE on 11th July 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-w-envirowales-jamestown.htm A 33 year old employee of a Hertfordshire based recycling plant was cutting lengths of lead into smaller pieces with a saw. A piece of lead became jammed in [...]

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Frozen Potato Company Fined after Worker suffers 10% burns from 160 Degrees Celsius oil

Posted on 08/14/13 in News, No Comments

Frozen Potato Company Fined after Worker suffers 10% burns from 160 Degrees Celsius oil First reported by the Health & Safety Executive on 22nd July 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-em-19413.htm The Health & Safety Executive have fined a Lincolnshire Frozen Potato Manufacturer over £17,000.00 after an employee suffered severe burns covering 10% of his body. The firm’s health [...]

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Worker loses finger due to employers failings to guard machine

Posted on 08/07/13 in News, No Comments

Worker loses finger due to employers failings to guard machine First published by the Health & Safety Executive on 8th July 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-yh-14013.htm A 22 year old employee lost the tip of his finger after it came into contact with a rotating machine. The worker was employed in a bakers and the machine was used [...]

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Worker suffers broken neck due to employers Health & Safety Failings

Posted on 07/31/13 in News, No Comments

Worker suffers broken neck due to employers Health & Safety Failings First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 19th July 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-wm-19213.htm A 39 year old employee of a steel engineering company has suffered serious neck and arm injuries due to his employer’s failure to install protective guards to a rotating spindle. The [...]

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Baggage handler wins compensation of £1400.00 through WE Solicitors

Posted on 07/12/13 in News, No Comments

Mr K wins settlement of £1400.00 through WE Solicitors. Mr K was employed as a baggage handler at Liverpool Airport. On the day of his accident Mr K was unloading bags from a plane when he lifted a bag that was not labelled with a heavy sticker. The bag was too heavy and he dropped [...]

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Accident at work sufferer, Ms Foster, wins settlement of £5,250.00 through WE Solicitors

Posted on 07/02/13 in News, No Comments

Ms Foster was involved in an accident at work on 3rd July 2012. Ms Foster was employed by a supermarket, when on the accident date, she was adjusting shelving heights on an aisle to allow space for new produce. Ms Foster’s finger became trapped in the shelving whilst undertaking this task and she sustained a [...]

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Worker left with permanent injury due to Health and Safety failings of Essex nursery

Posted on 03/21/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health & Safety Executive on 1st February 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-e-00513.htm?eban=rss-press-release   The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are in place to ensure that employees who use work equipment are provided with adequate health and safety training. Employees should be aware of the risks of the relevant equipment as well as [...]

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Roofing Workers left exposed to fall risk

Posted on 03/14/13 in News, No Comments

First Reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 30th January 2013: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnnwm-2213.htm?eban=rss-press-release The Work at Height Regulations state that every employer must ensure that any work carried out at height by its employees is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a way which is reasonably and practicably safe. Therefore when two employees [...]

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