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Oil drum safety alert after death of worker

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been urged to issue an immediate safety alert about the opening of empty oil drums, because a young apprentice was killed in a workplace explosion. Cork City Coroner’s Court was told yesterday…
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Jury cannot conclude Norwich factory workers Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy were unlawfully killed

Steve Kidd, managing director of Harford Attachments, left. Picture: Dominic Gilbert A jury has been told they cannot conclude factory workers Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy were killed unlawfully as they retire at the conclusion…
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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust fined £1m after man falls onto exposed metal post

  United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined following the death of a 53-year-old man John Biggadike who fell onto an exposed metal spike. Lincoln Crown Court heard that Mr Biggadike, who was a patient at the hospital,…
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Construction worker crushed by his dumper truck 'died instantly'

He attempted to jump free after the vehicle fell over a spoil heap An inquest jury has found that multiple failures by Shaun Carter's employers contributed to his death when he was crushed by his dumper truck as toppled over the side…
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High Court blocks prison staff taking industrial action

Image copyright: REUTERS Ministers have secured a permanent court ban blocking prison officers from taking industrial action. The Ministry of Justice asked for the High Court order after the Prison Officers' Association suggested in February…
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Pair charged with manslaughter of Summer Grant in bouncy castle tragedy appear in court

Summer Grant. Two fairground workers have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a “bright, beautiful and most loving little girl” who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away. A candlelit…
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Inquest delivers verdict after 18-year-old electrocuted on farm

Jackson Maplethorpe was killed on his family farm at Digby Fen when his trailer touched an overhead power line A coroner is warning farmers to be wary of power lines after an 18-year-old died when his trailer hit an overhead cableA coroner…
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Boss of factory where Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy died had no health and safety training

29-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police A company boss had no health and safety qualification at the time when two of his workers died in an explosion - despite being advised…
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Father of Daniel Timbers raised concerns over “fire risk” in months before factory explosion which killed his son

29-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police Paint sprayers had repeatedly raised health and safety concerns at a Norwich factory in the months before two men died in an explosion,…
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Firm fined £120k for ignoring HAVS

 An engineering firm has been fined £120,000 after telling a welder to keep working despite complaining of sore hands from vibrating tools Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd was prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of employees using…