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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Plant hire boss jailed for ‘preventable’ death


    A plant hire firm manager has been given a two-year prison sentence after health and safety failings led to the death of a man. Donald Craig, 57, has been found guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court of a breach of legislation that caused the death of Gary Currie and seriously injured Alexander Nisbet. Pair working on … Continued

    Falls most common injury for teachers


    Most payouts to teachers in Scotland for injuries were due to falls at work, new figures show. Teachers and lecturers in Scotland were paid more than £600,000 in compensation for injuries at work in 2016, according to the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union. Assaults and falls Of this, £55,000 was paid to a single teacher … Continued

    Grants available for those looking to prevent CO poisoning


    Funding for those involved in gas safety and the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning has been made available by a UK charity. The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has revealed details of the next round of grant applications. It follows news that the Trust has funded £1.5 million worth of programmes and projects related to gas … Continued

    Warning to walkers to stay safe on Scotland’s hills


    Walkers and climbers are being urged to stay safe on Scotland’s hills and mountains over the winter period. Figures show 27 volunteer mountain rescue teams were called to 579 incidents last year involving 776 people in difficulty. Hikers urged to be prepared for bad weather Safety experts say being well prepared with the appropriate equipment … Continued

    DIY poses asbestos risk


    The dangers of DIY – including asbestos exposure – are not being taken seriously by 48% of Brits, according to a new study. The survey of over 2,000 people finds nearly half are unconcerned about the health and safety issues posed when renovating or decorating their homes. Everyday tasks could cause exposure Day-to-day jobs like painting, … Continued

    Scottish A&E struggling to meet demand


    The rising demand for accident and emergency (A&E) services in Scotland has led to departments falling below targets. In the week ending December 11, 89.9% of patients were seen and either admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours at core A&E units – falling short of the Scottish Government’s 95% target. Many spending 8 hours … Continued

    Helicopter damages offshore platform during landing


    An accident involving a helicopter on a North Sea platform was narrowly avoided, the BBC has reported. During the landing, the helicopter’s wheels struck the deck, leaving “gouges” in the platform off the coast of Aberdeen. Helicopter suffered ‘technical fault’ The incident took place on December 28 on the West Franklin platform. A CHC helicopter was attempting … Continued

    Recycling site fined for chemical leak


    A recycling company has been fined after a chemical leak was discovered at its Sunderland site. Tradebe Solvent Recycling Ltd appeared at Sunderland Magistrates Court this week, where they pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to comply with an environmental permit condition. They were fined £27,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,960. Human … Continued

    Fall from height ‘could have killed’ man


    A contractor could “easily have been killed” after suffering a fall from height onto a concrete floor, according to a Health and Safety Executive investigation. An unnamed contractor was working at a factory in Sunbury on Thames in Surrey when he suffered the injury after a fall from height. Mezzanine floor installation Lincoln-based M & … Continued

    Call for tougher penalties for drivers using mobile phones


    A call has been made to further crack down on drivers using their mobile phones. The Government has been urged by peers to go further in cracking down on motorists caught using mobile phones at the wheel, including imposing automatic bans. Lords back move to increase penalties The call came as the House of Lords … Continued

    Most workers ‘unaware’ of health and safety rules


    The majority of workers aren’t aware of the basic health and safety rules of their workplace, according to a new survey. The nationwide poll and test by safety barrier manufacturer, A-SAFE, found that 58% of people working across industries like food and drink, logistics and transport, construction, and manufacturing, don’t know the health and safety rules. … Continued

    Poor watch-keeping put crews’ lives at risk


    The crews of two ships were put in “grave danger” after poor watch-keeping led to a collision at sea, a report has found. The cargo ship Daroja and oil bunker barge Erin Wood collided off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire at around 5pm on August 29 last year. Deckhand submerged The Erin Wood heeled over 90 degrees … Continued

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