Monthly Archives: December 2012

Construction Site accident sees worker sustain life threatening injuries

A plumber suffered life threatening injuries as a result of a construction site accident. The 64 year old man was working on a construction site when he fell three metres whilst working on the refurbishment of an accommodation block at an outdoor activities centre in Carmarthenshire. He lost consciousness and sustained a bleed on his […]

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Intensive treatment is no benefit for whiplash injury

A study suggests that intensive treatment for whiplash injury is not better than standard care. The study was published in the Lancet looked at the treatment of more than 2,700 people with mild to moderate whiplash injury. Additional benefits were not seen for those who had more intensive treatment, which included a rapid return to […]

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Environment Agency prosecuted after fatal accident at work

The environment agency has been prosecuted after a fatal accident at work saw a 43 year old employee drown. There was a catalogue of errors which resulted in Simon Wenn drowning whilst dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse. Mr Wenn and a colleague were working on the maintenance of the Counter Drain at Mepal. He was […]

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Firm’s failures leads to workers being exposed to asbestos

Significant failures of safety by a plumbing company may have led to two workers being exposed to asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project in Aberystwyth. The workers were a site manager and a subcontractor, and they were not provided with information about the presence of asbestos while working on the project between November 2010 […]

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Construction site accident leads to life changing injuries for worker

Two construction companies have been prosecuted after a construction site accident sees a worker sustain life changing injuries after falling more than six metres. The contract worker, Ian Howells, and a colleague were attempting to move a heavy floor grinder on the fifth floor plant room undergoing construction at Edgbaston cricket ground when he stepped […]

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Government plans to cut whiplash injury claims

Ministers have unveiled plans to reduce the number of whiplash injury claims in England and Wales. Whiplash injury claims are being blamed for rising car insurance premiums. The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will launch a consultation to make it easier for insurers to challenge whiplash claims following road traffic accidents. Independent medical experts could be […]

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