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Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been fined after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Read More

Hudson Yards Scaffolding malfunction: Two window cleaners survive 20-foot fall

Two men are in hospital in New York after falling around 20 feet off scaffolding on Manhattan’s 101 storey Hudson Yards development in New York on Saturday. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Rise in workplace deaths revealed in 2017/18 workplace fatality figures

Annual figures for work-related injuries for 2017/18, released today by the HSE, reveal that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers). Read More

Poundstretcher to pay £79k over “disaster waiting to happen”

Discount retailer Poundstretcher has been sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations at a Lincolnshire warehouse, where an environmental health Read More

Care home owner sentenced after elderly resident dies falling from hoist

A healthcare firm and its director have been ordered to pay more than £335,000 in fines and costs after a Read More



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