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Manufacturing firm fined £120,000 after employee fatally crushed

A company that manufactures adhesive tape, was fined on 21st August 2020 after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine.

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MoD issued with Crown Censure following death of military diver

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) was issued with a Crown Censure on 2nd September 2020 by the HSE, after a military diver died during training.

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Boiler company fined £120,000 after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Leeds and Bradford Boiler Co Ltd were sentenced on 19th August 2020 for safety breaches after a worker broke his upper arm and suffered crush injuries to his lower arm in a workplace incident.

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London firefighters attend over 200 incidents a year, rescuing curious children

Children stuck in a toilet seats, a bin and even a ticket machine are just some of the more unusual jobs London’s firefighters have been called to in the last three years.

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Building contractor was sentenced after a subcontractor injured falling from height

Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined on 14th August 2020 following an incident where John Niven, a self-employed subcontractor fell 15 feet from a Youngman Board (a type of lightweight staging board) that was used to create a temporary platform to give access to the roof in an area without scaffolding. He sustained multiple fractures and a brain injury.

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