Farmer killed by badly fitted door

A North Yorkshire farmer has been killed when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter that had been badly fitted. Robert Ireland was 71 and died from multiple injuries in October 2010 at his family farm in East Heslerton, near Malton. The roller shutter door had recently been installed and fell from its ‘flimsy’ […]

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Fatal accident at work results in HSE prosecution

Two companies have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work occurred. Victim hit on the head by a metal bar. Kristian Lee Norris, 29, from Middlesbrough, was working for Vesuvius UK Limited and was re-lining a steelmaking furnace at Teesside Cast Products, owned by Tata Steel UK […]

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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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