Bradford man may lose leg following accident at work

A man from Bradford may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated after an accident at work more than a year ago. 51 year old David Wain suffered serious workplace injuries when a 1.5 tonne pallet of tin plates fell onto his right lower leg and foot when he was employed at Emballator […]

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Man suffered major injuries in accident at work

A man from Sutton Coldfield has sustained major injuries in an accident at work where he fell through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate. A self-employed roofer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of this accident at work. The man, who has not been named, was re-cladding […]

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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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Several accidents at work lead to prosecution of international firm

International chemical firm, Tata Chemicals Europe Ltd, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following three accidents at work in 2010. One man suffered severe burns to his right foot. A layer of skin was removed and he required 18 months of treatment. Another man was injured when the metal grating on […]

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Man from Winton loses leg in accident at work

The director of a Wimbourne building firm has been fined after a self-employed man loses his leg in an accident at work. Dorchester Crown Court were told that David Mitchell, a director of Ferndown Developments Ltd., hired James O’Connor from Winton, to work at a cottage when the accident happened in April 2009. The Health […]

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Firm in court after man suffers multiple injuries in accident at work

A Derbyshire Foundry has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an accident at work saw a man suffer multiple injuries when he was hit by a 1.6 ton steel bar. Dennis Hibberd, 61 from Dronfield, was working for Padley & Venables Ltd. when a nine metre long steel bar, and the […]

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Health and Safety bogus bans revealed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that organisations are using bogus health and safety bans to cover up bad service or to avoid being sued. An expert panel set by the HSE to expose health and safety myths says that such bans were being used to stop legitimate activities. Such bans have included […]

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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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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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