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Stricter work at height regulation may be the only way to stop avoidable deaths

Falls from height is a major killer of workers in key sectors including construction and agriculture, and the figures show no sign of improvement, as Ken Diable, Managing Director at Heightsafe, explains. Read More

Deaths in the workplace – demystifying the aftermath

Workplace fatalities are impossible to fully plan for and can hit businesses hard, but knowing what comes next can help companies make it through the aftermath, says Andrew Katzen, Partner at law firm Hickman and Rose. Read More

£1m fine after worker dies following ladder fall

Hull-based bakery has been ordered to pay a fine after a self-employed contractor died when he fell from a stepladder. Read More

Firm gets £285k fine for ‘wholly avoidable’ death

Worker killed after a piece of equipment was missing the necessary safeguards to prevent crushing injuries. Read More

Inquest into deaths hears how factory boss had “no H&S training”

An inquest has heard how a company boss had no health and safety qualifications at the time when two Read More

Workplace deaths are down – but it’s “no cause for celebration”

The HSE’s latest provisional workplace fatality figures show that 137 people died at work in 2016/17, the second lowest year Read More

Bouncy castle pair charged after death

Two people have been charged with manslaughter after a seven-year-old girl died when the bouncy castle she was playing on Read More

Chester Zoo issues statement after man dies in carpark

Chester Zoo has issued a statement after a man died after becoming trapped under a double decker bus. Despite the Read More

Aer Lingus fined €250k over Dublin Airport death

Aer Lingus has been fined €250,000 for health and safety failings following the death of 55-year-old John Murray, a cargo Read More

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k after Heathrow Airport death

Construction firm Laing O’Rourke, has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014. Southwark Crown Read More



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