Leg crushed – life-changing injuries for an agency worker The construction company Kier Infrastructure has been fined £600,000 after a seven-tonne concrete block fell on an agency worker on a rail bridge site in Cardiff. The court was told that agency worker, PW aged 42, suffered life-changing injuries when a seven-tonne block of pre-cast concrete fell on

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Death of a banksman Tooles Transport has been fined £150,000 after a ‘caring’ and ‘selfless’ father was crushed to death by a reversing lorry following a series of health and safety blunders. Mr Kevin Scott died while acting as an untrained banksman at Tooles Transport yard in Rushock Trading Estate, Droitwich.  He was crushed by

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Significant changes to the law were published today. Negligent employers and managers in England and Wales who blatantly disregard employee safety could be sentenced to up to 18 years in prison under the new court Sentencing Guidelines for Gross Negligence Manslaughter These guidelines will come into force on 1 November and mark the first time the

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The summer this year has been one of the hottest and sunniest for a long time, and it is essential to think about working safely in the sun.  As it is now a sunnier time of year, those who (control) work outside should think about working safely in the sun. When working outdoors the effects of

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This is another reported case of a machinery safety failure leading to a fatality. In this case, Leeds Magistrates Court heard how, on 28 February 2014, a 50-year-old employee of WE Rawson Limited leant into a packaging machine whilst attempting to free a stuck package. Whilst doing so, he became trapped between an upper and lower

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