Monthly Archives: March 2013

Isle of Wight firm prosecuted for work injuries

A firm in the Isle of Wight has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for work injuries to five people. GKN Aerospace failed to heed safety regulations for at least 6 years, which resulted in a group of employees sustaining permanent nerve damage. Portsmouth Magistrates were told that five people working at […]

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Accident at work sees man lose four fingers

A 25 year old man has lost four fingers and severed parts of two others in an accident at work. The man, who has asked not to be named, was working for Smurfit Kappa UK Ltd when both his hands became trapped in heavy machinery at their Whitehaven Factory in September 2010. The Health and […]

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Fatal accident at work – sole trader prosecuted

A Berkshire haulier has been prosecuted for health and safety failings which lead to a fatal accident at work. Brian Gutteridge, 67, from Cavensham, had worked for J Mould (Reading) for more than 20 years. He was crossing the road from the main office to the car park at the end of his working day […]

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Asbestos dumped in Hampshire

Fly-tippers have dumped piles of rubbish near a beauty spot in Hampshire, close to Clanfield. The rubbish contains asbestos. Melanie Lidstone Land, personal injury specialist at Swain & Co Solicitors, says, “Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material if it is not handled and disposed of correctly.” “Asbestos fibres can be inhaled and cause injury to […]

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Defective Product Claims: Beko products linked to deaths and damage

Kitchen products that were manufactured by Beko are suspected of causing 100 fires, thousands of pounds worth of damage and even deaths. Beko accounts for nearly 20% of all white goods sold in Britain and now faces allegations of delays and inadequate warnings regarding recalls of defective products. Eleven people have died in fires or […]

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