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Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Water safety: New guidance released to prevent inland water drownings

Around two thirds of all drowning deaths in the UK happen at inland waters, with 1,029 people being killed in accidental drownings in the UK between 2012 and 2016 Read More

Golf company director jailed after lake death

Man died after director chose to not use qualified divers to collect golf balls. Read More

Kirkcaldy company fined after member of the public drowns

A Glasgow based construction company has been fined £110,000 after the death of an 83-year old man in Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy Read More

Care home fined after boy drowned in disused quarry

A Kettering based care home company has been ordered to pay £100,000 after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry, Read More

Care worker imprisoned after autistic man in her care drowns

Nikki Deaney, a former care worker at Springwood Day Centre, has been sentenced to four months in prison after the Read More

Carer of drowned autistic man admits health and safety breach

A carer of a 29-year-old autistic man who drowned in King’s Mill Reservoir, near Mansfield, on 10 September 2012 while Read More

Father found four-year-old unconscious in swimming lesson, court hears

A council has been fined £75,000 after a four-year-old boy, who could not swim, nearly drowned during a swimming lesson. Evan Read More

Prosecution of farming partnership after student drowns

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a 17-year-old student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken. Read More

Child drowned in inadequately supervised pool

An Essex leisure centre has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after a child drowned in a swimming pool. Read More



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