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Costa Coffee deny health and safety breaches after employee is hurt cleaning refrigerator in Stanway store

COFFEE giants have denied two allegations of failing to give employees health, safety and welfare duty. Representatives from Costa Coffee appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday after an incident where an employee was…

Police investigate human waste found in Coca-Cola cans at factory in Ireland

Coca-Cola impounded the contaminated cans. None of them made it into circulation, a spokesperson said. (GEORGE FREY/GETTY IMAGES) Police are looking into how human waste ended up in a batch of Coca-Cola drink cans at one of the company’s…

Scouring Facebook for disturbing content: How risk to moderators is raising concerns

The mental wellbeing of staff who have to comb through troubling Facebook images and hate speech posts has become an issue for authorities in Germany. Facebook contractors have to go through posts to…

Virtual Reality for health & safety training in the construction industry

  Technology plays a big part in all of our day to day lives, at home and at work. Innovative developments can often make our lives easier, improve processes and improve health & safety aspects associated with certain tasks, activities…

Six Platform Workers Exposed to Radioactive Material

Thistle Alpha (file image courtesy EnQuest) UK offshore workers' union Unite said in a statement Monday that six maintenance contract workers were exposed to naturally-occurring radioactive materials on the Thistle platform late last year. The…

UK Court Fines Contractor for Worker Shock

The underground cabling at the scene of the incident Health and Safety Executive (HSE) A UK Court has fined a Council contractor after one of its subcontract employees was severely burned from a shock in May 2015. The…

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k for Heathrow fatality

Laing O’Rourke has been fined £800,000 for inadequate site supervision leading to the death of an employee. Above: The same type of vehicles as were involved in the incident Philip Griffiths, 38, was killed while working for…

£160,000 fine after worker suffered cracked skull

Arrow Recycling A Birmingham recycling company has been fined £160,000 after a worker suffered life-threatening injuries after being crushed by 400kg of cardboard. Parvez Ahmed had been working at Arrow Recycling’s site in Smethwick…