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HSE fatality figures show year on year increase – construction again most vulnerable

One hundred and thirty-five workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to HSE annual report. Read More

Network Rail fined £500k over level-crossing collision

A 10-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries when a train hit the vehicle he was in at a level crossing, the dangers of which had been known to Network Rail for a decade. Read More

Two firms to pay £795,000 for lorry-driver fatality

A driver was run over and killed by his own lorry after he attempted to stop it running away. Read More

Poor planning at fault in rail-maintenance safety prosecution

A man was struck by a train while working in a track maintenance team that had been instructed to carry out engineering work while trains were running at up to 85mph, despite time being available to undertake the task at night, when the tracks were quiet. Read More

Director charged over electric-gate child death

A director of an electric-gate supplier is to face a charge of gross-negligence manslaughter, in relation to the death of a six-year-old girl. Read More

Supplier of defective machine fined over farmer fatality

A farmer suffered fatal head injuries when he was struck by the rotating arms of a bale-wrapping machine, which had a fault in its design. Read More

Delivery-driver segregation wasn’t addressed

A delivery driver was struck by a reversing transit van at a Birmingham depot of national autocentre chain, Halfords. Read More

Modified machine created dangerous gap

A manufacturer must pay £200,000 in fines and costs after a night-shift worker was killed at a toilet-tissue factory in Barrow-in-Furness. Read More



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