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The latest figures available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in 2014/15, 76,054 non-fatal injuries to employees were reported, and tragically a further 142 workers were killed during the course of their work.

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently published a breakdown of house purchase lending in Scotland during the first quarter of 2015.

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A multi-million pound compensation package has been awarded to a boy who suffered severe injuries as a result of being deprived of oxygen during his birth, reports the Bristol Post.

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The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the three months to May were 1.4% higher than in the preceding three months. This was slightly below April’s 1.5% and was the lowest since November 2015 (1.4%).

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A study has found that mobile phone usage when driving is still exceptionally common after almost two-thirds of drivers admitted to seeing at least one driver per hour use their phone behind the wheel illegally.

A self-employed contractor has been found guilty of health and safety offences after an employee died when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.

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Ireland's Injuries Board recently published its 2015 annual overview, which reveals that 33,561 new personal injury claims were submitted to the Board in 2015.

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Tackling the Cancer Risk from Dust

Posted by on in Accidents at Work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a more joined up approach to controlling mineral dust in the workplace to help reduce the UK’s occupational cancer burden.

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A farming company has appeared in Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin at a farm in Hawick.

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A new report has revealed that hundreds of babies are left brain-damaged each year in England because the NHS does not learn from its failures.

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An inquest into the death of a former primary school teacher has concluded that she died as a result of exposure to asbestos during her teaching career, the Guardian reports.

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New Sheriff Appeal Court Opens

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Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court now has jurisdiction to hear civil appeals from sheriff courts.

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A construction firm has appeared in court on health and safety charges after a worker was seriously injured when he fell approximately two and a half metres.

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New laws to modernise the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) process have been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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New guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks has been launched by the construction industry.

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A boy who sustained severe brain damage as a result of failings by medical staff after his birth has been awarded compensation amounting to over £6 million, reports the Doncaster Free Press.

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A Glasgow printing and packaging company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was severely injured in machinery.

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New figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that over a million people are being made ill by their work, which is costing society around £14.3 billion.

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An MP in England has published a Private Members’ Bill that calls for greater fairness for bereaved people and victims of psychiatric harm in England and Wales.

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A well-known food manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe leg and foot injuries while working on one of its production lines.

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