Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Week commencing 29th April – In the News

A yellow crane

HSE Fine after ‘careless removal’ of asbestos       Last week, we reported on an Oldham-based building contractor which was fined heavily by the HSE after it undertook the unauthorised removal of dangerous substances, including asbestos. The contractor in question appeared to strip a garage ceiling without any safety precautions in place, and left the dangerous […]

Week commencing 4th March – In the News

A ladder with green and yellow rungs.

Heavy fine after extensive HSE investigation On Monday, we reported on an extensive HSE investigation into a marine contractor, after a worker fell six metres from a ladder. The victim unfortunately sustained life-altering injuries to the neck and back, as well as extensive fractures to the ribs and hip. The investigation concluded that not enough […]

Week commencing 25th January 2019 – In the News

A plane flying in the sky

‘Serious Negligence’ responsible for fatal air crash Late last week, jurors heard that serious negligence and pilot error was responsible for the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed 11 people in the summer of 2015. The prosecution also outlined that the aircraft was in excellent condition, and that it was the pilot’s decision to carry out […]