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Employee awarded compensation after severe burn to hand

Posted on 10/26/12 in News, No Comments

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 News Story This story was originally reported by the Health and Safety Executive on the 6th September 2012 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-leyrubber.htm An employee of a Liverpool based rubber manufacturing company was left with a severe burn injury to his left hand, and crush injury to his thumb following [...]

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Worker loses finger after firm fail to abide by Health & Safety Laws

Posted on 10/24/12 in News, No Comments

Worker loses finger after firm fail to abide by Health & Safety Laws. First reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 13th September 2012. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-w-gljrecycling.htm?eban=rss- A recycling company have been fined £6000 and ordered to pay £5000 for breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. Rhys Dee, an employee of the [...]

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Have you sustained injury after falling from height at work?

Posted on 10/24/12 in News, No Comments

Have you sustained injury after falling from height at work? You may have grounds to make a claim. Construction firm fined £6500 after two construction workers fall from school roof. Originally reported by the HSE on 20th July 2012. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-crudenconstruction.htm Two construction workers, investigating a leak in the roof of a High School were fortunate [...]

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Manual Handling : Know your Rights

Posted on 09/12/12 in News, No Comments

Manual Handling affects virtually all of us from time to time in our day to day working lives. Even office workers may be required to lift the odd box or stack of papers. Manual handling injuries can cause severe injuries to our backs which can leave us in permanent discomfort. Therefore, it is important that [...]

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COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SUSTAINS BURNS

Posted on 03/09/12 in News, No Comments

An employee working for Fugro Engineering Services Ltd sustained serious burns working on the Crossrail railway when he was using a hydraulic breaker and struck a high voltage electric cable. Central Criminal Court heard, a Fugro employee was using a hydraulic breaker to create an inspection pit for a borehole outside 1 Hanover Street, London, [...]

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MANCHESTER MAN DIES AFTER FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 02/21/12 in News, No Comments

A vehicle repair firm has been sentenced after worker fell through a fragile garage roof in Manchester. The worker, Mr Hashim, was fixing a new advertising sign to the roof a garage owned by Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd in the Longsight Industrial Estate when the company had asked him to climb onto [...]

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COMPANY PROSECUTED AFTER WORKER SEVERELY INJURES ARM

Posted on 02/14/12 in News, No Comments

Betafence Ltd of Shepcote Lane, Sheffield, have been fined and prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a serious accident where a worker dislocated his left elbow and parts of his skin ripped of when he was working on a machine block in August 2009. The worker was repairing the machinery after a [...]

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TWO COMPANIES FINED £65,000 AFTER FATAL ACCIDENT

Posted on 02/13/12 in News, No Comments

Two companies have been fined £65,000 when a steel beam, which was being unloaded from a lorry weighing more than a tonne, fell onto a man in June 2008, killing him instantly. The companies, Fisher Engineering Ltd and CM Structural Services Ltd had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to breaching Section 3(1) of the [...]

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Fork Lift Truck Accident Prosecution

Posted on 11/02/11 in News, No Comments

A  Lincolnshire farming company has been fined after a worker was hit by a forklift truck. Agency worker Algis Jevsejevas, 45, fractured his left leg in the incident at CW Dobbs and Son’s premises near Spalding on 21 October 2010. Mr Jevsejevas, who was living in Kings Lynn at the time of the incident but [...]

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TWO COMPANIES FINED AFTER WORKER DRAGGED INTO MACHINERY

Posted on 08/03/11 in News, No Comments

Compass Engineering and Kaltenbach were fined after a worker was dragged into machinery causing him to break his back in two places whilst working at Compass Engineering in Barnsley. Compass Engineering was found to be at fault for failing to put a guard around the machine which processed steel beams whilst Kaltenbach was at fault [...]

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