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COSHH FAILURES HIT FIRM WITH £800,000 FINE

Posted on 28th November 2016
Respiratory danger uncontrolled and health effect not under surveillance

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NDT TESTING FIRM FINED OVER CO DEATH

Posted on 27th October 2016
Worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning in accommodation unit

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COSHH FAILINGS CAUSED DEATH OF CLEANER

Posted on 2nd August 2016
Toxic gas generated during cleaning of changing room

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FAILURE TO CONTROL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

Posted on 26th July 2016
Styrene vapour required control by extraction and RPE

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LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE RISK NOT MANAGED

Posted on 26th July 2016
Hospice fined after patient died and employee left in coma

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SAFETY ADVISER FINED OVER DERMATITIS RISK

Posted on 20th June 2016
HSE prosecute company and H&S adviser after sensitisation

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CONCRETE WORKER SCARRED FOR LIFE BY BURNS

Posted on 18th January 2016
Company failed to understand the hazard and control the risk

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BRIDGE WORKER DIED AFTER EXPOSURE TO TOLUENE

Posted on 1st January 2016
Deceased inhaled significant quantities of solvent vapour

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SEVERE CEMENT BURNS LAYING CONCRETE FLOOR

Posted on 26th November 2015
Contractor fined after failing to control risk and provide PPE

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ASSESS LEAD RISK

Posted on 6th November 2015
Significant levels of lead were found in blood of roofers

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LACK OF THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS PENALISED

Posted on 15th September 2015
Exhaust systems and lifting equipment neglected for ten years

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ASSESS LEAD RISK

Posted on 12th December 2014
Workmen treated in hospital following lead dust and fume exposure

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CONTRACTOR ADMITS LEAD RISK OFFENCES

Posted on 21st October 2014
Levels of lead in blood described as ‘exceptionally high

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MASONRY COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE STONE DUST RISK

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Firm and director ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO TEST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Posted on 22nd July 2014
Wood dust ventilation vital for control of nasal cancer risk

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SECURITY GUARD DIED FROM GENERATOR FUMES

Posted on 19th February 2014
Lone worker suffers CO poisoning on pending demo site

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HOSPITAL FINED FOR LEGIONELLA DEATHS & WINDOW RISK

Posted on 4th September 2013
Foundation Trust sentenced after two separate building maintenance blunders

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FAILURE TO ASSESS LEGIONELLA RISK IN H&C WATER

Posted on 28th August 2013
Care home ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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WORKMAN DIED INHALING PAINT REMOVER VAPOUR

Posted on 28th May 2013
Dichloromethane containing agent used in unventilated confined space

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HAND ARM VIBRATION HARM RISK MISSED

Posted on 25th March 2013
Damage and fine highlight need to assess and act on HAVS risk

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STONEMASON TV ROLE PROMPTS HSE VISIT AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 26th October 2011
Action not taken despite dust 300% above safe levels and enforcement notice

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DERMATITIS RISK IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FACTORY

Posted on 15th June 2011
Putty manufacturer failed to provide adequate washing facilities for workers

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UTILITIES CONTRACTOR FAILED TO CONTROL ISOCYANTE

Posted on 15th March 2011
Painting spraying operations exposed workman to asthma causing substance  

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EXOTHERMIC CHEMICAL REACTION INJURES PLUMBER

Posted on 4th March 2011
Sulphuric acid erupts during routine drain clearing operations

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HAND ARM VIBRATION DAMAGE PENALISED

Posted on 24th January 2011
Use of pneumatic drills and grinders caused permanent loss of hand mobility

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CHEMICALS MIX-UP GENERATED FATAL TOXIC GAS

Posted on 28th September 2010
High fines imposed on major food manufacturer and chemicals distributor

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SECURITY FIRM FINED OVER GUARD DEATH

Posted on 7th June 2010
Construction site security guard died of carbon monoxide poisoning

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WORKERS HOSPITALISED AFTER LEAD EXPOSURE

Posted on 16th March 2010
Failure to identify lead paint on renovation project causes health risk

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AIRBORNE SILICA CAUSED LUNG DAMAGE

Posted on 5th February 2010
Failure to control silica dust exposure prompts hefty fine

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COSHH OFFENCES ATTRACT HEFTY FINE

Posted on 9th September 2009
Crown Court takes dim view of failure to manage dermatitis hazard

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CONSULTANT AND CLIENT PROSECUTED

Posted on 25th February 2009
Inadequate assessment lands consultant and client in Court

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SILICA RISK SAND BLASTING

Posted on 16th September 2008
Use of sand containing free silica for sandblasting

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CEMENT BURNS PROSECUTION

Posted on 11th September 2008
Workman suffers serious burns during work with concrete 

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