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HSE to oversee new measures to improve building safety
 Intended to raise building safety and performance standards, including overseeing a new, more stringent regime for higher-risk buildings, housing secretary Robert Jenrick announced the immediate establishment of a new Building Safety Regulator within the HSE as well as a proposal to extend...
Man dies at Muller's Market Drayton HQ in Shropshire
 A man has died at dairy giant Muller's headquarters in Shropshire.The victim, a contractor, was carrying out maintenance work to a lift at the time, the yoghurt manufacturer said.An investigation into the death on Tuesday at Tern Valley Business Park, Market Drayton, is under way, it...
Shipping company fined after worker fell from height and suffered life changing injuries
 A worker was paralysed from the waist down when he fell 3.4 metres to the bottom of a ships hold.On 15 May 2017, the 28-year-old worker, a stevedores employed by Thor Shipping and Transport UK Ltd, was unloading Merchant Vessel Frej at No 3 Quay, Hull Docks. He lost his footing and fell...
Customer fatally crushed by lift truck
 A Carlisle vehicle-salvage company has been fined after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed when a lift truck he had purchased was being loaded onto his own recovery vehicle.On 15 February 2018, a lift truck purchased from Michael Douglas Autosalvage Ltd was lifted using the...
Shipping company fined after worker fell from height and suffered life changing injuries
    A shipping company was fined for safety breaches after a worker was paralysed from the waist down when he fell 3.4 metres to the bottom of a ships hold.Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that on 15 May 2017, the 28-year-old worker, a stevedores employed by Thor Shipping...
Plumbing and heating contractor fined for carrying out illegal gas work
    An unregistered plumbing and heating contractor has been fined for carrying out illegal gas work that put a number of homes at risk. Truro Crown Court heard that, from January 2017 to October 2018, Darren Masters, trading as D Masters Plumbing and Heating Limited,...
Carlisle company fined after customer fatally crushed
 A Carlisle auto-salvage company was fined after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed when a lift truck he had purchased was being loaded onto his own recovery vehicle. Carlisle Crown Court heard that on 15 February 2018, a lift truck purchased from Michael Douglas Autosalvage Ltd...
Dunstable bus crash kills pedestrian
 A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a bus.The man died at the scene of the crash on a busway - a guided track that only buses can use - in Jeans Way in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday.The Health and Safety Executive said it was aware of the crash and was "making...
Company fined £700,000 after worker killed
 Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd has been fined £700,000 for safety breaches after a 64-year-old worker was fatally wounded by shrapnel ejected from testing equipment.Sheffield Crown Court was told that on 10 June 2015, John Townsend was leak testing eight 1,500 litre cylinders, by...
£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker
 A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded.Briggs Equipment UK Ltd pleaded guilty to five breaches of health and safety legislation at Laganside...

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