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School Fined £63,000 After Fatal Fall Over Low Wall

School Fined £63,000 After Fatal Fall Over Low WallAn independent secondary school has been ordered to pay almost £63,000 in fines and costs after a member of the public tripped over a poorly lit wall and sustained fatal head injuries. In February 2017, a family...

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week: IOSH Warns of Deadly Legacy

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: IOSH Warns of Deadly Legacy  IOSH is calling on businesses to do more to prevent workers from exposure to asbestos as more accurate estimates indicate work-related exposure to this deadly material kills more than 230,000 a year...

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DB Cargo Fined £200,000 Over Shunter’s Arm Amputation

DB Cargo Fined £200,000 Over Shunter's Arm Amputation The UK’s biggest freight operator has been prosecuted after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when a train collided with his vehicle on a level crossing. Terry Currie, then aged 43 and working for DB Cargo...

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Chemical Manufacturer Must Pay £560,000 Over Scalding

Chemical Manufacturer Must Pay £560,000 Over Scalding A chemical manufacturing company has been ordered to pay £560,000 after an employee was left permanently disfigured when boiling water erupted from a reaction vessel. In March 2016, work was undertaken to clean...

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Cladding Firm Fined £165,000 After Fatal Rooflight Fall

Cladding Firm Fined £165,000 After Fatal Rooflight Fall A roofing company has been ordered to pay more than £185,000 in fines and costs after an employee fell through an industrial rooflight, sustaining fatal injuries. In February 2018, Jonathan Moore was undertaking...

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Microbrewery Receives £120,000 Fine For Fire Safety Breaches

Microbrewery Receives £120,000 Fine For Fire Safety Breaches A Bristol-based microbrewery has been fined £120,000 after admitting its failure to comply with fire safety laws resulted in a 2018 fire. Brewhouse and Kitchen pleaded guilty in February to four breaches of...

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Why Workplace Pranks Are No Joke

Why Workplace Pranks Are No Joke Rough, Boisterous play or pranks in the workplace can have serious consequences. What is horseplay? Playing around, racing, grabbing, foolish vehicle operation, social pressure, harassment, and unauthorised contents are activities...

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