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Nursing home owners fined after death of elderly resident

Two nursing home owners have been fined after an elderly resident died following a fall from a hoist. Annie Bradley was being transported in a sling from her bed to a specialist chair at Harley House Nursing Home on 19 July 2008. During the manoeuvre Miss Bradley fell to the floor, hitting her head. The…

Death from Legionnaires’ Disease in Stoke-on-Trent

One patient has died and 15 more people have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease in an outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent, reports the BBC. However, three patients have been discharged and no new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease have presented themselves within the last 24 hours, health officials said. A Health Protection Agency spokesman said eight people remain in hospital,…

Rate of annual work-related fatalities unchanged

The number of workers fatally injured in Britain last year remains largely unchanged, according to provisional data from the HSE. From April 2011 to March 2012, 173 workers were killed – down by two from the previous year. The rate of fatal injury remains the same at 0.6 per 100,000 workers. Judith Hackitt, the HSE Chair, called on…

Building firm prosecuted over worker’s fall

A building firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire. Sibbasbridge Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £3,353 costs. Regulation 6(3) of the…

New injury statistics show burden of accidents

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents believes the availability of new injury data – shedding light on years of life lost due to accidents and regional variations in injury rates – represents major progress in efforts to have accident prevention embedded as a public health priority. The Injury Profiles, launched on Monday by the South…

Nestle fined £180,000 after safety failures led to worker’s death

A Halifax man was killed at a Nestle factory in the town because the company failed to implement basic safety measures, Bradford Crown Court was told today. Father of three Nazar Hussain died at food giant Nestle’s Albion Mill plant in Bailey Hall Road in December 2008 after a colleague re-started a conveyor-type machine, known…

Firm fined £160,000 after technician’s death at factory

An experienced technician at a plastic products factory in Cornwall was killed after he was crushed between the plates on a machine used to make plastic lids. Shaun O’ Dwyer, 54, originally from North Yorkshire, but living in Redruth died in the incident on 30 May 2008 at Curver UK Ltd’s factory on Cardew Industrial…

Liverpool businessman fined £112k over roof fall death

A Liverpool businessman has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site. John McCleary fell 15 feet while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul…