Monthly roundup of industry news

Company fined £285,000 after an employee died and another worker was seriously injured

Concrete manufacturer Treanor Pujol Ltd was fined for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. HSE investigators also identified several electrical safety failings.

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London Fire Brigade has seen a 20% increase in smoking-related fires despite over one million people kicking the habit

New figures from London Fire Brigade (FLB) show the number of smoking-related fires in the home has increased by around 20% since the UK lockdown was announced, despite it being reported that one million smokers in the UK have quit during the pandemic.

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Automotive company and occupational health surveillance provider fined

Perrys Motor Sales Ltd (PMS), a motor sales company, and Occupational Health & Safety Consultants, S & Ash Ltd (previously known as Sound Advice Safety and Health Ltd), have both been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

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Paper products manufacturer fined after employee suffers finger amputations

Plymouth based West Design Products Ltd, who manufacture and edit craft paper for retail, including printing, punching and cutting, has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when her hand was caught in machinery.

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Council fined following fatality caused by a tree branch striking a moving vehicle

Wirral Borough Council has been fined after a branch from a tree fell and struck the vehicle of a pregnant mother while she was driving with her two children. Elizabeth Stear suffered injuries and later, the sad loss of her prematurely born baby.

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