Rail firm fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death

Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) has been fined £1 million, following the death of a man on the Gatwick Express. Read More

SHP weekly top five

SHP’s most-read articles this week includes: Staircase manufacturer reminded of safe lifting, £500,00 fine after worker falls from Brent Cross viaduct, does ISO 45001 support a strong safety culture? Freight container fell on worker, company fined for silica exposure, and much more… Read More

Freight container fell on worker causing serious injury

A fine of £82,000 has been imposed on Airworld Airlines Ltd after a freight container weighing nearly 700kg fell on a worker at a warehouse in Hounslow. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover: Staff treated after ‘chemical incident’

One Jaguar Land Rover worker has been hospitalised and a number of others assessed by paramedics after reportedly feeling unwell when a floor sealant had been applied at the firm’s site in Solihull. Read More

Verdicts in fall from height case

A company director has received a Community Service Order and two construction companies have been fined, after a worker suffered life changing injuries following a fall from a scaffold tower during the refurbishment of an old pub in Reading. Read More

Home workers in risk of musculoskeletal disorders

employers must provide extra care for employees that work from home, or there will be an increase number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Read More

MPs call for action to tackle increase in deaths at work

Concerns were expressed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group, after annual statistics from HSE show that fatal injuries, have risen since 2018. Read More

‘Devastating’ incident left victim traumatised

A wood product manufacturer and a company director, have been fined after a worker was dragged into a rotating drive shaft at their site at Normans Road, Sutton, St Helens. Read More

HSE publishes annual workplace fatality figures

The HSE has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, in addition to the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2017. Read More

Topshop death: inquest to focus on barrier maintenance

10-year-old who was fatally injured in a Topshop store will focus on the design, maintenance and fitting of a barrier which fell on him, a court has heard. Read More

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