Monthly roundup of industry news

Oil company fined £1.2m after two workers suffer multiple burn injuries

Oil refinery company, Phillips 66 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after two workers in North Lincolnshire suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high temperature steam.

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The polluting problems with plastic PPE during the pandemic

Since February 2020, some 761 million pieces of PPE, largely made from plastic, have been distributed in the UK alone. Many images have emerged of plastic-based PPE equipment ending up in the natural environment, adding to the near 12 billion pieces of single-use plastic that is anticipated to seep into landfill and the natural environment by 2050.

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Company fined £1.1m after worker injured in fall from height

A London-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height.

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Rail passenger journeys see dramatic fall towards the end of March

New government statistics show that rail passenger journeys in Great Britain saw a dramatic fall towards the end of the quarter ending in March of this year following the impact of the coronavirus, as people heeded government advice against all unnecessary travel.

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Huddersfield company fined £366,850 after worker crushed to death

A fibre manufacturing company whose health and safety 'complacency' led to an employee being crushed to death in a Golcar factory has been fined. IFG Drake Ltd, which is based in Bradford, has been ordered to pay £366,850 - three years after the death of Javeed Ghaffar at its plant in Victoria Mills.

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