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HSE reports of an increase in workplace accidents

The HSE has recently published its workplace fatal injury statistics for Great Britain of 2010/2011. HSE notes that the underlying five-year trend for workplace fatalities continues downward. The number of such deaths in 2010/11, 171 workers killed, is lower than the five year average. But despite the downward trend there are a number of aspects…

The vast majority of compensation claims made by workers as a consequence of being injured at work or made ill by work are small value. It is a fact that the legal costs incurred in bringing and defending the claim often far outweigh the amount of damages in dispute. It is not unheard of for…

Company fined after scaffold collapse

A Scaffolding firm based in Surrey has been fined after a large section of scaffolding collapsed at a site in Walton-on-Thames. Johnson Scaffolding Services LTD,the company involved in the incident were prosecuted by the HSE, for breaching health and safety laws which led to the incident on the 18 December 2009. Staines Magistrates’ Court heard…