Four prosecuted after farming incident Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched after a farming incident involving a 3-year-old boy. The boy’s foot was pulled into an auger, leaving him with deep lacerations to his foot, and causing him to need plastic surgery. Four members of the farming family were prosecuted following the incident. 

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Waste Firm Fined After Preventable Fall From Height Key Facts:  A waste firm were investigated by the HSE after an incident in May 2014. An employee fell more than 8 ft from the unprotected edge of a conveyor sustaining serious injuries. The firm were fined £16,600 plus costs of £1,773.15 and a victim surcharge of

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Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched into gas safety practices of a person in charge of gas work at a residential property in Torquay. The investigation found that the man had employed someone who was not on the Gas Safe Register to carry out gas work on his behalf. He was fined £4,000 and

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Roofing company fined after worker’s fall from height Key Facts: A roofing company were prosecuted after a worker fell from a roof. The 37 year old employee sustained serious, life changing injuries. The firm were fined £7,500 plus costs of £5,725.22.

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Recycling firm fined for unsafe work with machinery Key Facts: A recycling firm were investigated after a worker sustained serious injuries to his arm. The machinery he was working on was not adequately guarded, and safe work practices were not implemented. The recycling firm was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £893 and a

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Forklift Truck Accident Leads to Prosecution Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched after an employee was dragged under a forklift truck’s rear wheel. The employee sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. Several key safety failings were identified in the ensuing HSE investigation. The firm and its director were prosecuted, being ordered to

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Family’s Asbestos Exposure Leads To Prosecution Key Facts: A self-employed handyman was prosecuted following the unsafe removal of asbestos from a residential property. The work left a family of six at risk of asbestos exposure. The handyman was ordered to pay costs of £2,000 towards the asbestos removal, and ordered to carry out 250 hours community

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Spotlight On: Hand-Arm Vibration In June, national bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. was fined after they ignored numerous warnings about the dangers that the overuse of hand-held power tools posed to their workers’ health. In this article, we’re going to put the spotlight on hand-arm vibration in the workplace, and the risks associated

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