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Norfolk road worker forced to leave his job after contracting HAVS

A 25-year-old road worker has been forced to quit his job after contracting Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) whilst working for Norfolk city council. Adrian Bideau contracted HAVS and Carpel Tunnel…

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Three companies charged after four men crushed to death on building site

Following the death of four men on a building site five years ago, charges were pressed against three companies and a company director for breaches of safety regulations. The defendants, Claxton…

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Crane hire firm fined £700,000 after employee death

Baldwins Crane Hire has been fined £700,000 after health and safety failings led to the death of one of its employees. 49-year-old Lindsay Easton, from Sowerby Bridge in Yorkshire, was…

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Nuclear submarine base warned over staff safety

A naval base has been threatened with legal action over a number of safety breaches, including a worker receiving a dose of radiation. Devonport naval base is responsible for refitting…

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Paralysed stage manager wins £3.7 million in compensation

A former stage manager has been awarded £3.7 million in compensation after she was left paralysed following an accident at the Soho Theatre. Rachael Presdee was the stage manager on…

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Food company fined £35k for multiple workplace safety failings

Kent-based rice processor ‘Veetee Foods’ has been fined £35,000 for safety failings for the second time this month. The firm was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after…

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Majority of injured workers not compensated

Despite speculation that a ‘compensation culture’ is developing in the UK, figures suggest otherwise – showing that the majority of the country’s injured workers are not compensated at all. Figures show…

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Workplace compensation claims dropped by 50% in last 10 years

A report recently released by TUC has found that compensation cases related to workplace injuries and illness have fallen by around 50% in the last decade. The figures revealed that compensation…

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Firm fined for 19-year-old who died from being crushed at work

A firm has been fined £75,000 after an apprentice was crushed to death while working with machinery weighing almost a tonne. 19-year-old Jason Burden from South Shields was killed while…

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Chemical firm fined after three injured in explosion

A chemical firm based at Burscough industrial estate has been fined £150,000 after three members of their staff were severely injured in an explosion on site. Personnel Hygiene Services (PHS) Ltd…

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Building company fined after death

Building company ‘Chestnut Homes’ has been fined a total of £40,000 after Justin Gillman (26) fell from scaffolding in 2010, resulting in his death. The judge described the death of the…

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Food company are prosecuted as worker severs fingertip

A mincing machine has caused unnamed worker of an Ilkeston food company to severely sever his fingertip. When trying to remove meat from the machine, at Chilled Foods Limited’s Grange…

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Firm admits neglecting safety after three workers injure their hands

A Lincolnshire firm that makes disposable paper products has been ordered to pay more than £116,000 in fines and costs after three workers suffered hand injuries using unguarded machines. One…

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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death

A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield. Liverpool Crown…

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Enforcement action taken at many construction sites

Nearly one in five construction sites visited across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks. In a month long initiative, inspectors from the Health and Safety…

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The inherent dangers of working at height

Workers across Britain are continuing to suffer serious injury and even death as a result of employers failing to ensure they are sufficiently protected when working at height. Life-changing injuries…

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Food company in court over worker's hand injury

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken…

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Court fines company over worker injury

A glass-making company in Leeds has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its workers after an employee was injured using an industrial high-pressure jet washer to clean a production…

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Company fined for worker fall

A Kent renovation company has been fined for safety failings after an unsupervised labourer fell more than four metres from a poorly constructed scaffold tower whilst stripping out a basement…

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Employer Negligence

Employers must provide a safe working environment for their employees. If your employer fails to meet the required safety standard and you suffer an accident as a result of their…

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