Construction contractor fined after workers injured at a wildlife park Key Facts:  Two workers were injured at a wildlife park after their basket fell from the forks of a tele handler. The construction contractor was charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 after failing to properly manage the safety of

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Lifting equipment incident leads to prosecution  Key Facts: An incident involving inappropriate lifting equipment left a worker with life changing injuries. A four-tonne piling hammer struck him, whilst it was being moved into position. Both his employer and the principal contractor on the project were prosecuted, each receiving a £19,000 fine, plus costs.

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Series of safety failings lead to fatal accident Key Facts: A series of safety failings led to the death of a 42-year-old delivery driver at a steel firm in Sheffield. The driver was fatally struck by 3 tonnes of steel tubes in an unsuccessful unloading attempt. The company were fined £62,000 plus costs of £38,000

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Machinery guarding incident leads to £40,000 fine Key Facts: A firm have been prosecuted after a machinery guarding incident seriously injured a 19-year-old worker. His gloved hand was drawn into the drive mechanism of a machine, severing his hand and much of his forearm. The HSE investigation found that proper guarding could have prevented this

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Industrial baler incident leads to prosecution Key Facts: An incident involving an industrial baler resulted in a prosecution after a worker severed both hands in the machine. An enforcement noticed was served, and several major failings were identified. A month later, there was a second incident involving lead contamination. The company was fined £35,000 and

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IOSH’s No Time To Lose Campaign The aim of the No Time to Lose Campaign is to bring about better understanding of the causes of occupational cancer, and to help businesses take action. The campaign is working to: Get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood Raise awareness of the issue Suggest some solutions to tackle

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Director prosecuted after contractor suffers fatal fall Key Facts: Director prosecuted after a self-employed worker fell to his death from the roof of a South Devon animal crematorium. A number of health and safety failings were identified that could have prevented the fatal fall. The director prosecuted for breaching health and safety regulations and fined

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