Tags: Injury

More workers ‘risk injury and death’ due to Health and Safety changes

The TUC is warning today (Monday) on Workers’ Memorial Day that the government’s persistent ideological attacks on key health and safety legislation threaten even more accidents, injuries and deaths at work. In a new report published today Toxic, Corrosive and Hazardous: The government’s record on health and safety, the TUC reveals that in the last four…

Louise Ryan: Limiting workplace risks amid changes to first aid

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has made some significant amendments to the way businesses maintain compliance with first aid legislation. Intended to ‘reduce the burden on businesses and put common sense back in to health and safety,’ the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 now state that HSE no longer needs to approve…

Worker suffers life changing injuries after being hit by falling machinery

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has been fined after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery. 37-year-old foundryman Stephen Bond-Lewis, of Hereford, was removing waste material from a metal casting machine at Special Metals Wiggin Ltd when part of it became detached, fell forward and pinned…

Vending machine firm fined after employee falls through roof

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard. The 40-year-old from Runcorn, who has asked not to be named, had been clearing out the gutters at Paragon International Ltd, on Paddock Road, on 4 September last…

Steel firm sentenced following worker’s drilling injuries

A Preston steel firm has been sentenced after one of its employees suffered serious internal injuries when he became trapped in an industrial drilling machine, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Joseph Spencer narrowly avoided being paralysed when a rotating drill passed through his overalls and jeans, and became lodged close to his spine.…

Flawed protective measures led to workers’ crush injuries

A Romsey brick-making firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered crush injuries to his leg in a poorly-guarded machine. Mr Nikoloz Demetrashvili was in hospital for three weeks with a multiple fracture of his right leg after the incident at Michelmersh Brick and Tile Company Ltd on 12 October last year. The…

Company fined after employee injured from fall

A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a Shropshire school. RG Stones (Buildings) Ltd had been contracted to replace the canopy between two temporary buildings at Lakelands School on Oswestry Road in Ellesmere when the incident happened on 8 August 2011.…

Dumfries and Galloway Council fined over safety failure

A council has been fined £40,000 on a charge of failing to ensure a safe system of work for sub-contracted vehicles carrying out road repairs. It followed an accident on the minor road between Rhonehouse and Tongland in Dumfries and Galloway in April 2010. The collision resulted in road paver driver Robbie Murray being trapped…