Monthly Archives: February 2013

Surrey firm fined for fall from height

A Surrey carpentry firm has been fined for safety failings after a fall from height accident resulted in a man sustaining a fractured skull. The man, who does not want to be named, fell through a roof light on a construction site in Cobham. Fall from height injuries He suffered soft tissue damage to his […]

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Sweet Company is prosecuted for accident at work

A Northampton sweet company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an accident at work which resulted in a man suffering crush injuries to his hand. The 28 year old worker, who does not wish to be named, was working at Tilley’s Sweets in Thrapston in June 2011 when the machine […]

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Harsher restrictions on young drivers to curb road traffic accidents

According to study by Gocompare.com, half of the UK’s motorist would like to see a zero tolerance on drink driving alcohol limit for young drivers to reduce road traffic accidents. The survey also revealed that UK drivers would welcome engine size restrictions and mandatory telematics car insurance in a bid to try and reduce road […]

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Accident at work leaves a man disabled

An accident at work leaves a man disabled and a prosecution of a West Yorkshire firm by the Health and Safety Executive. Expert personal injury lawyer, Vicki Wright said, “Mark Priestley, 34, had a 6.5 tonnes steel beam fall onto his back, which pinned him against a skip at the Halifax factory of Elland Steel […]

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Accident in a public place results in scaffolder prosecution

An accident in a public place which left a woman with head injuries and fractures to her ankle has resulted in a self-employed scaffolder being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In January 2011 Thomas Hannen was contracted by the Argyll and Bute Council to erect scaffolding around a disused hotel on the […]

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Accident at work leads to Legoland prosecution

The operators of Legoland have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker broke his shoulder and several ribs in an accident at work. He fell more than three metres when he was working to remove two damaged roller coaster trains from a track at the Legoland Windsor site, which is […]

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Post workers to be protected from dog attacks

Homeowners will soon be responsible for their out of control dogs if they attack people on their property or private land when the legal loophole is closed. Currently if a person’s dog attacks someone on private land or in their home they can avoid prosecution. Under proposed changes the police would be given new powers […]

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