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Construction – the UK’s most dangerous industry to work in

Recent analysis of over 10 years’ worth of statistics from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the construction industry is the most dangerous to work in. As well as having the highest number of fatalities, people working in ...
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Company director fined over unsafe work procedures

The managing director of a roofing company has been fined for its dangerous work procedures after a member of public photographed one of the workers jet washing a roof without any safety measures in place.  The photo was taken in June 2013, show...
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Dockyard workers win £35m in asbestos poisoning compensation

Figures have been released by the Ministry of Defence revealing that dockyard workers have been awarded a total of £35m in compensation for asbestos poisoning at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth. A Freedom of Information Act request has highlighted tha...
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Widow receives £700,000 in asbestos compensation

A widow who contracted the same cancer as her husband had, has received £700,000 in asbestos compensation following years of washing his asbestos-covered clothing.  66-year-old Monica Haxton cared for her husband Ronald as he suffered with mesot...
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Council worker compensated for burnt hand

A council worker has received a £3,000 payout after severely burning their hand on a hot fish pie while serving lunch.  This was one of the numerous claims paid out by authorities in Greater Manchester to their own staff in the last year.  ...
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Firms fined after worker suffered serious head injuries

Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead. Jim McGowan was employed by an engineering services firm, which had secured a contract to remove redundan...
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Better protection from electromagnetic fields

New rules to improve the safety of workers most exposed to electromagnetic fields with protective measures and new maximum exposure limits have been approved by a large majority in the European Parliament’s social affairs and employment committee. T...
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