Tag Archives: Health & Safety Executive

H & S breaches from making dough to drilling

Manufacturing sectors dealing in activities as diverse as making dough and drilling were in the dock this week accused of paying insufficient attention to the safety of their employees. On Monday, Pontypridd bread manufacturer Easibake Foods was prosecuted by the … Continue reading

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Lathe worker severs hand

A Norfolk worker was seriously injured when his hand and arm were pulled into a polishing lathe. Gavin Nobes, 41, from Dereham, almost lost his left hand in the incident at Marshall Brass in Heckingham in February last year. It … Continue reading

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Food manufacturing tops industry injury league

The British Safety Council has welcomed improvements in Britain’s health and safety performance published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in its annual statistics report. HSE noted a significant reduction in the number of workers killed and seriously injured … Continue reading

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Grupo Antolin fined after worker burned by caustic soda

The Warwickshire automotive components company Grupo Antolin has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9,900 after a worker was burned by caustic soda while leaning over a conveyor. The operative required skin grafts to his stomach as … Continue reading

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GM fined £150,000 for safety breach that led to worker’s death

Vauxhall parent General Motors has been fined £150,000 over the death of a worker who was crushed in machinery at its car factory in Ellesmere Port (pictured). GM was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after 59 year … Continue reading

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