The lack of separation of people from moving vehicles was one of the reasons that an 89-year-old worker was fatally injured when struck by a reversing delivery vehicle. In too many workplaces that I visit, there is insufficient consideration given to this common, dangerous, controllable practice. The Magistrates’ Court in Mansfield heard how on 26 April

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Worker Killed By Falling Boxes The Case A Plymouth firm has been prosecuted after a worker was fatally injured when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him. The 22-year-old employee was helping to clear a fallen stack of boxes in a cold store area of the factory when another stack of boxes

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Inadequate training leads to £10k fine  Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched after a worker’s hand was crushed by a pressure beam at a Birmingham factory. The worker was unable to work for over 3 months after the incident. Inadequate training and a failure to appropriately manage the site maintenance programme were at the

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Oven explosion results in prosecution Key Facts: An industrial oven exploded after flammable materials unknowingly loaded into it. The HSE investigator said that the incident ‘could have, and should have, been avoided’. The company have been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,588.

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The HSL’s GRIP Scheme We come across slips, trips, and falls more often than we’d like to. Infact, they remain the most common cause of major injuries to employees. This got us looking at the HSL’s GRIP Scheme, and how this might help reduce the number of incidents. We thought we’d share what we found

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