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Workers’ Memorial Day

Friday 28th April was Workers’ Memorial Day, which is an annual international event that provides an opportunity to reflect on the many people who are killed, seriously injured or made ill while simply doing their jobs.

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Campaign to Raise Awareness of Falls from Height

A new campaign to raise awareness of the impact that accidents at work, and in particular accidents involving falls from height, can have on workers and their families has been launched by safety charity RoSPA.

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Worker Seriously Injured After Lift Pit Fall

A construction company from Cardiff has appeared in court on health and safety charges after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

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Soup Company Sentenced over Worker’s Injuries

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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Oil Plant Operator Sentenced Over Safety Failure

The operators of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery have been sentenced for safety failings relating to an incident in which a worker was injured at the plant.

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Food Firm in Court over Worker’s Hand Injury

A leading Scottish food manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

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Outdoor Workers Still at Risk from Skin Cancer

A new study has revealed the incidence of skin cancer amongst those working outdoors in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture and leisure and entertainment.

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Quarry Operator Sentenced Following Worker’s Death

An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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Employer Sentenced After Worker Crushed to Death

A Kilmarnock based firm has appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, where it was fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him.

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Ayrshire Recycling Firm Fined over Worker’s Injury

An Ayrshire waste recycling firm has appeared in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court where it was fined for serious safety failings after an agency worker severed his left arm at the shoulder while clearing a conveyor belt blockage.

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Recycling sector suffers another work-related fatality

A wood recycling company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was killed after being struck by a loading vehicle and run over.

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More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive.

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National clampdown targets poor construction site safety

Poor standards and unsafe work on Britain's building sites will be targeted as part of a nationwide drive aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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