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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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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Housing Association Fined For Unsafe Gas Work Key Facts: Unsafe gas work was undertaken at a property occupied by a pregnant mother and her two children. A handyman who was not Gas Safe registered was contracted to cut a gas pipe at the property as it posed a trip hazard. However, this resulted in the

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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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