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Health officials offer safety tips for Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

It's the time of year when pools and water parks open for the season. Health officials have deemed this week as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. “Swimming and other recreational water activities offer us…

Accused in death of construction worker Olivier Bruneau linked to death of other workers

Olivier Bruneau, 25, died after being hit by a chunk of ice at a construction site on Preston Street in Ottawa on March 23, 2016. (Facebook) Olivier Bruneau, 24, died in March 2016, when a large chunk of ice struck him. The…

'Farmers need more help with difficult jobs to reduce farm accidents'

2A new report pinpoints extra help on farms as a major factor in reducing ‘near misses’ and accidents at a time when workplace ‘burnout’ is on the rise following the increase in the country’s herd of dairy cows following the…

Brighton carpenter fall death: Bosses 'totally failed'

Mike Holland denies the manslaughter of a carpenter who fell to his death There was a "total failure" by a millionaire businessman and his foreman to ensure the safety of their workers when a carpenter fell to his death at a building site,…

Luton builder on trial accused of not doing enough to ensure the safety of a tradesman

St Albans Crown Court A BUILDER from Luton has gone on trial accused of not doing enough to ensure the safety of a tradesman carrying out work on a site he was responsible for in St Albans. As a result of…

HSE investigation continues into death of a man who was electrocuted at Hunsdon farm

The incident took place at Fillets Farm in Hunsdon An investigation into the death of a man on a farm in Hunsdon is still ongoing, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Darren Waterman, 39, from…

Innovative new product obliterates problem of bird droppings on wind farms

Seabird droppings or ‘guano’ is costing the global wind industry millions of pounds a year in delays and clean-up costs but a new product and service is set to eradicate the problem for good after a successful pilot showed ‘astonishing’…

‘Enough is enough’ - Young farmers club launches farm safety campaign after tragic death of member

Devon Young Farmers has launched a farm safety campaign which is now set to be rolled out across the country, following the tragic death of one of its own members, writes Charlotte Cunningham. “Very sadly,…

Viridor faces prosecution over 2015 driver fatality

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is prosecuting waste management firm Viridor, over an incident that led to the death of a skiploader driver in Plymouth in June 2015. The driver, Lee Jane, died following the incident at Derriford…
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UK bathing water ranks next from last in EU beach table

20 sites fail safe bathing criteria stoking fears UK will once more be ‘dirty man of Europe’ after Brexit Clacton beach was one of the 20 beaches where the sea water did not meet safe bathing standards. Photograph:…