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Roofing company sentenced after employee dies falling from height

7th Mar 2019

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A roofing company and its director were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for safety breaches that resulted in the death of an employee.

Decline in work-related fatalities in Ireland

6th Feb 2019

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Figures released in January by the Health and Safety Authority reveal a 23% decline in work-related fatalities in 2018 compared to 2017.
The figures show the lowest level of total fatalities since the Authority was established in 1989, at a rate of 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Worker falls down lift shaft at care home

3rd Jan 2019

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Woodbay Limited, which operates Abbotsford Nursing Home in Ardrossan on Scotland’s west coast, has been fined £50,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries after falling from height.

Work related illnesses top 1.4 million annually

3rd Dec 2018

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A new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report shows that 1.4 million people in the UK were suffering from a work-related illness in 2017/18.

HSE inspection campaign

5th Nov 2018

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Two waste management companies have been fined by the Health and Safety Executive after injuries were sustained to workers on their premises.