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  • Ucatt slams small firm danger sites


    SMALL building sites are a health and safety “basket case,” Ucatt said yesterday.

    The construction union was responding to a damning report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose inspectors visited 1,840 small construction sites in June, July, October and November...

    Saturday 10th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Recycling plant dead flown home


    THE bodies of five African workers who died after a wall collapsed on them at a Midlands recycling plant are to be flown to their home countries for their funerals, it was revealed yesterday.

    The men died at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant at Nechells in Birmingham on July 7.

    ...

    Saturday 23rd Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cameron’s cuts ‘played a part’ in depot deaths


    Cuts to enforce worker protection laws contributed to recycling plant deaths

    Saturday 9th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Five killed in accident at recycling site


    Unions hit out at health and safety cuts as deaths add to shocking rise in annual totals

    Friday 8th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘Buried’ report shows rise in work deaths


    THE numbers of deaths in British workplaces rose over the last year, a “buried” report revealed yesterday.

    Provisional Health and Safety Executive figures showed that there were 144 workplace deaths in 2015-16, compared to 142 in 2014-15.

    And there was a sharp rise...

    Thursday 7th Jul 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Farm bosses launch safety campaign


    SCOTTISH agricultural bosses launched a safety campaign yesterday in a bid to cut the number of deaths and injuries on their farms.

    Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the UK today, with 33 workplace deaths in 2014-15 — six times more than the construction industry.

    ...

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Don’t cut red tape


    A FACTORY has been fined half a million pounds after a worker was crushed to death by a falling stack of boxes filled with frozen fish.

    Interfish Limited was told to pay £500,000 after Tomas Suchy, 22, died from multiple injuries in the October 2013 incident.

    He was...

    Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories tell HSE: put profits over people


    TORY ministers are telling Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to put “profit before people,” construction union Ucatt charged yesterday.

    The new government issued enforcement policy statement orders the HSE to give greater consideration to “supporting...

    Thursday 24th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Union slams HSE’s 3-year delay on court justice for construction site dead


    THREE-YEAR delays in bringing to justice bosses responsible for construction-site deaths were slammed by industry union Ucatt yesterday.

    New government figures reveal that the time taken to achieve a conviction through a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution is three years and...

    Thursday 10th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MoD blamed for deaths of SAS trio in training exercise


    THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) faces official censure over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise in July 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced yesterday.

    Six soldiers collapsed in the Brecon Beacons suffering from heat exhaustion after they were...

    Thursday 3rd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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