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    Public alert HSE to construction site safety failings


    Members of the public alerted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to major safety failings on a construction site in Essex. Because of their vigilance, London-based construction company Malik Contractors and Engineers Ltd has been fined for safety failings. Public made complaints Malik was working on a site at St John’s Way in Corringham, Essex in….

    Man crushed by brother on construction site


    A man accidentally killed his brother on a construction site while driving a dumper truck, a court has heard. The construction firm has now been fined after the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014. Attempting to move broken lift Philip’s brother Paul was attempting to move a broken down scissor lift on a….

    Worker crushed by falling cardboard


    A worker was left with life-threatening injuries after 400kg of cardboard fell on him. The worker at Arrow Recycling Ltd was crushed under the stack of cardboard during the accident in April 2016. The company has now been fined £160,000. Worker placed in coma after accident Parvez Ahmed, 49, was working at a recycling site….

    Diesel fumes at work linked to increased cancer risk


    A safety body has highlighted the dangerous effect diesel fumes have on people and its link to various cancers. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) explained how exposure to diesel fumes at work can cause cancer. Almost 2 people a day (650 people a year) die from lung cancer or bladder cancer resulting….

    Call for better public safety on construction sites


    Construction companies need to pay more attention to public safety, according to the parents of a woman killed by falling windows. Amanda Telfer, 43, was killed when the stack of large unglazed frames fell over as she walked past a building site in Mayfair’s Hanover Square. While members of the public tried to lift them off….

    Quarter of A roads a skid risk


    Skidding is a major issue for road users on more than a quarter of England’s A roads, according to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT). The report says that 26% of highways need “further investigation” over fears they have an inadequate skid resistance when drivers brake. This is the highest for that category since….

    Group fined after farmer falls to his death


    A farming partnership has been fined after an investigation found that it failed to provide advice on working on fragile roofs before a worker fell to their death. Toft Partnership has been fined £60,000 following the death of a farm manager in Staffordshire. Roof collapsed underneath him In May 2014, John Mills, 67, was tasked….

    Councillor outraged after half a million pound spent on asbestos payouts


    The Gloucestershire Lib Dem leader has expressed his shock after it was revealed more than £500,000 has been paid in asbestos-related payouts for exposure in schools. Freedom of Information request A total of six former pupils and staff from schools in the area have pursued claims against the council between August 2011 and February 2015, with three claimants….

    Charity invites applications for road safety project grants


    Projects that will improve safety on the roads could receive funding up to £100,000 as part of the Road Safety Trust’s (RST) latest grant programme. The registered charity is urging submissions of innovative ideas that offer the potential to develop new approaches to road safety. Rob Gifford, RST chief executive, said: “Over the last year, the Trust….

    Skipper cleared of speeding before fatal boat accident


    The skipper of a boat has been cleared of speeding in a jet-powered boat on the same day that it was involved in a fatal accident. Paul Carey, 52, of Chatsworth Road, Southampton, was found not guilty at Winchester Crown Court of a charge of driving a rigid inflatable boat (Rib) in contravention of Merchant Shipping….

    Call for road collision investigation body


    MPs are calling for the creation of a road accident investigation body to help reduce the number of fatalities. It’s thought that a new road collision investigation body would help ensure lessons are learned to reduce the chance of repeat incidents, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (Pacts) claims. The development of driverless cars and….

    HSE is ‘back in the game’ to tackle workplace stress


    Workplace stress is back on the agenda for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the regulator gives renewed focus to the condition. Speaking at its first Stress Summit held at Westminster’s QEII Centre, the safety body says it is “back in the game” and will be issuing new guidance to employers to highlight their….

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