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
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
Cuts to enforce worker protection laws contributed to recycling plant deaths
Saturday 9th Jul 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Unions hit out at health and safety cuts as deaths add to shocking rise in annual totals
Friday 8th Jul 2016
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
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
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.
Tuesday 28th Jun 2016
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
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
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