HSE incident News

  • Worker dies at Recresco site

    A 25-year-old male employee has been killed at glass recycler Recresco’s site at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Yesterday morning, the worker died in an incident involving a forklift truck on the premises. According to the Liverpool Daily Post, the man was crushed to death when the truck fell on him. A Cheshire police spokesperson said: 'The deceased's next of kin have been informed and Cheshire ...

  • Two companies fined GBP38,000 after 600kg glass panel falls on construction worker

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned businesses to ensure that they have safe systems of work in place during lifting and removal activities. This follows HSE’s prosecution of Brookfield Construction UK Ltd (formerly known as Multiplex Construction UK Ltd), and their sub-contractor Scheldebouw UK Ltd, after a worker suffered a broken pelvis when a panel of glass fell on him. ...

  • Centriforce fined after worker`s fingers are cut off

    Plastics recycling firm Centriforce Products has been prosecuted after an employee had four fingers cut off by a guillotine at its Liverpool premises. Wesley Dickinson, aged 22 from Walton had been trying to remove a jam in the guillotine when his fingers became trapped in May 2008. Doctors were able to reattach two of the four fingers but the very limited movement in his right hand means he can ...

  • Waste company fined for `avoidable` death

    A Yorkshire waste management company has been prosecuted and fined £75,000 following the “avoidable” death of an 18-year-old employee. The man, employed by Associated Waste Management of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, died at the company’s waste management depot in Shipley. He was struck and killed by a reversing skip loader lorry while working in the yard’s tipping area. The vehicle had reversed ...

  • Shell Gannet field update: SOSREP gives go ahead for removal of gas from the pipeline

    Further to the update issued on 24 August, this is a statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, who was appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. “Following the successful work to stop the release of oil and to make the Gannet pipeline safe, I have given permission for Shell to begin the next stage ...

  • Metal company fined after forklift truck runs over worker

    An international metal-processing company has been fined GBP£12,500 after one of its workers was run over by a forklift truck in Bolton. All Metal Services Limited (AMS) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at the company's warehouse on the Wingates Industrial Park in Westhoughton on 8 September 2008. Derek Baxter, from Radcliffe, was kneeling down to ...

  • Merseyside chemical firm fined after worker suffers burns

    A multi-national chemical company has been fined GBP£13,485 after a worker's neck and shoulders were scalded at its Wirral factory. Dean Moore, 39, was unblocking equipment containing lithium chloride - a chemical used to manufacture computer batteries - when the steam-heated substance spewed out onto him. FMC Chemicals Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the ...

  • SITA UK prosecuted for “horrific” recycling death

    SITA UK has been fined GBP 180,000 after “a horrific incident” where an employee died at its Kingshill Recycling Centre, Wiltshire. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the company following an incident on August 16, 2005 in which employee, Paul McGuire, was fatally injured. Material being fed into a baler became jammed, and when McGuire attempted to clear it he fell into the ...

  • New figures show extent of workplace safety failings in local area

    Employers across London are being asked to ensure their workers are kept safe in 2010 as Britain’s safety watchdog urges improvement on last year. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), last year around 280 work-related incidents occurred across London each week, an annual figure of 14,576 people being killed or injured. HSE hopes this figure will act a stark reminder to employers ...

  • Corus fined £5,000 after worker `severely` injures leg

    Corus UK has been fined £5,000 after a worker “severely” injured his leg, while trying to clear a jam in a machine. Team leader David Harrison was working on the mill floor rolling steel into long beams at the Corus Special Profiles factory in Skinningrove, East Cleveland when the accident happened in May 2008. The then 41-year old was attempting to clear a jam in the machine, which also ...

  • HSE crane safety warning after Liverpool company is prosecuted following death of welder

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today warned of the dangers of allowing cranes to operate over the heads of employees. The warning following the prosecution of a Liverpool-based company after a man was killed and another seriously injured after they were struck by a load that fell from a crane. MRX Engineering Support Services Ltd, trading as Stackright Building Systems of Charleywood ...

  • GBP£80,000 fine following young man’s crush death

    A Wales construction company has been fined after one of its employees had his head crushed at a site in Gloucestershire. Macob Administration Limited, based in Bridgend, was charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after 23-year-old. Lance Taylor from Thornbury, Bristol, was killed while working on a construction site at Chestnut Walk in Abbeymead, Gloucester on 11 February 2005 Mr ...

  • HSE warn of danger of leaving live electricity cables exposed after workmen suffer serious burns

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have warned of the need to manage the risk from live electricity cables on construction sites after two workmen suffered serious burns after a cable explosion. The warning follows the prosecution of SP Power Systems Ltd of Glasgow after Peter Mason was engulfed in flames and his colleague, Kieran Williams, thrown to the ground after one of them tripped and ...

  • The World`s First Open App for Reporting Safety and Quality Incidents

    Collection of data related to actual or potential incidents regarding HSE (health, safety and environment) or quality (HSEQ) is, at present, challenging and difficult. The result is that important data is not captured and taken hold of, which in turn causes unnecessary incidents that cost the public and the private sector a huge amount of money, and that expose employees to unnecessary risk. A ...


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  • World’s largest clay brick manufacturer fined after workers exposed to hazardous fumes

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning employers about working with dangerous substances without a proper health and safety assessment following the prosecution of the world’s largest clay brick and tile manufacturer. Wienerberger Ltd, based in Cheshire, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 following an incident on May 15, ...

  • Construction managers warned to control risks of working at height

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned employers and senior managers that they must control the risks of working at height in the workplace. The warning follows the prosecution of the manager of a construction company after an incident led to an employee at a site in Mansfield suffering severe injuries and for failing to control the risks from falls from height at another site in ...

  • Parachutist crashes into pensioner

    An 82-year-old woman had to be taken to hospital after a member of a parachute display team landed on her. The lady was watching the famous RAF Falcons display team at Weston Air Festival in Somerset over the weekend. The parachutist suffered minor injuries after landing wide of the drop zone and on top of the woman. A South Western Ambulance Trust spokesman says the lady was thought to ...

  • HSE warn of dangers of using concrete diggers after man suffers burns

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is demanding that companies follow safe working practices when using mechanical equipment. The call follows HSE's prosecution of Trains (Rochdale) Limited after a worker received burns to his left hand and arm when he hit a live electrical cable. The company was fined GBP 1,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 2,000 at Trafford Magistrates Court after being ...

  • BAE systems fined after explosion kills Lancashire worker

    A leading global defence company has been fined GBP£80,000 after a worker was killed in an explosion at its Lancashire site. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions and Ordnance) Ltd following Lynda Wilkins' death at the company's explosives plant on Central Avenue in Chorley. Liverpool Crown Court heard that Mrs Wilkins was working with lead ...

  • HSE Publish annual workplace fatality statistics

    Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5. The Health and Safety Executive has called on all sectors to ...

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