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  • 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

  • Search for buried Didcot workers on after demolition

    THE search for the bodies of three workers killed in the collapse of the Didcot A power station is to resume now that the rest of the building has been knocked down, it was revealed yesterday.

    Demolition workers Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, South...

    Monday 18th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Hawkeswood solidarity fund hits £20,000

    A FUNDRAISING drive for the bereaved families of five workers crushed to death when a wall collapsed has raised more than £20,000 in just three days, it was revealed yesterday.

    Public donations have rolled in since the tragedy at the Hawkeswood Metal Recycling plant in Birmingham...

    Monday 11th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star 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

  • 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

  • Three killed at work in Britain every week

    ALMOST three people are killed at work every week, trade unionists warned as they marked Workers’ Memorial Day today, with 142 workers dying on the job in 2014-15.

    Workers will rally and lay a wreath at the statue of the unknown building worker at Tower Hill in central London...

    Thursday 28th Apr 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Safety bigots mustn’t win

    ALMOST three people are killed at work every week. That’s the shameful truth revealed about our country by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for 2014-15, the most recent year for which figures are available.

    On top of the 142 who lost their lives hundreds of...

    Thursday 28th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • The wall of silence that costs lives

    35 construction workers died in Britain last year, yet the Tory government keeps cutting our protection, writes BRIAN RYE

    Thursday 28th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Contractor jailed after worker dies in trench collapse

    A BUILDING contractor has been imprisoned for six months after admitting a breach in his duty of care to a worker who was killed in a trench collapse.

    William Evans, of Blaenwaun Twr, Trelech, was contracted to construct a drainage trench at Longstone Farm in Pembrokeshire.


    Wednesday 13th Apr 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain