College Student Dies After Choking During Pancake Eating Contest

A word of caution to anyone interested in trying out competitive eating for themselves: it can be dangerous and deadly. Such was the case for Sacred Heart University student Caitlin Nelson, who died on Sunday after choking during…

BAM fined £260,000 after worker hits power line

BAM Construction Limited and its groundworks subcontractors have been fined after a man suffered multiple life changing injuries including severe burns to his neck. Winchester Crown Court heard how BAM had been appointed by Network…

Carlisle property firm fined £55,000 after horror roof fall

  A prestigious north Cumbrian property firm has been fined £55,000 after a worker plunged through a roof, suffering horrendous injuries. David Gill suffered a punctured lung and 17 bone fractures when he fell more than 25 feet…

Firefighters have higher heart attack risk 'because of heat'

  Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES Working in hot temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said. The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty…

Oil company fined £1.65m after explosion at Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port

Blast in November 2013 caused millions of pounds of damage The Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire, close to Ellesmere Port (Photo: Publicity picture) The operators of the giant Stanlow refinery at Ellesmere Port were fined £1.65m following…

Safety alert after two windfarm workers killed

Leaders of the Unite construction union are demanding action to improve workers’ welfare and safety on windfarms after two workers died in a fortnight. The first tragedy occurred on March 15 when Antonio Linares a 37 year…

Tragic death at Whitelee windfarm

A 25-year-old Spanish technician has died after plunging from a turbine at the Whitelee windfarm on Eaglesham Moor. Police, who say they were alerted around 10,10am on Wednesday, have said the death is not being treated as suspicious. A health…

Active workplaces present trade-off between worker health and safety

With many workers spending the majority of their day sitting at a desk, some employers are encouraging employees to move during the day to improve their health. But safety experts say the trend could increase the risk of injury for workers,…