Week Commencing 10th December 2018 – In the News

Fine for company after safety breaches resulted in fatality A Leicestershire-based plastics processing firm has been fined in excess of £290,000 after a HSE investigation uncovered that an employee fatality was due to safety breeches. The victim sustained severe injuries when a casting rod was ejected from a casting machine at 81mph. The investigation suggested […]

Week commencing 12th November 2018 – In the News

HSE fine after unguarded machinery leads to severe injury A diary processing plant in Halesworth has been fined in excess of £32,000 after a HSE incident investigation uncovered that an unguarded and insufficiently serviced machine was responsible for an injury. The sufferer sustained a crushed right foot after elements of the machine descended without warning. […]

Week commencing 1st October – In the News

A company has been severely fined after ‘insufficient’ workplace transport controls led to collision An HSE investigation uncovered how an unnamed company was ordered to pay £60,000 in fines after failing to adequate control measures. Although no workers were injured in the incident, HSE inspector Medani Close said that the company had not implemented even […]

Director Given Suspended Sentence After Fatal Fall

A company director has been given a suspended prison sentence after a mechanic died when he fell through a roof light. Terry Lewis, 64, was a retired mechanic working with his friend Leigh Bakewell on the roof of a building at Radnor Park Industrial Estate in Congleton in June 2013. They were cleaning roof lights […]

Jaguar Land Rover: Man dies after becoming trapped underneath lorry at Solihull site

A man who was trapped under a lorry in a collision at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Solihull has died. The incident happened on Monday 26th September at the firm’s base off Lode Lane. The company have confirmed that the man who died was an employee with one of their suppliers. According to workers, he was […]

HSE Investigating After Man Dies in Nightclub Fire

The HSE has begun a joint investigation with police after a man died in hospital  from burns injuries after a fire at a nightclub in south-east London. The fire broke out at Studio 338 on Boord Street, Greenwich, at about midday on Monday 8th September and spread to a nearby industrial warehouse and a scrap […]

Search Resumes at Didcot Power Station

Search efforts have resumed to find the bodies of three men, who died when part of Didcot power station collapsed in February this year. The search was halted in May when contractors reached a 50m (164ft) exclusion zone, beyond which it was considered too dangerous to continue. Yesterday morning (Sunday 17 July) a remote demolition […]