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Worker’s jaw shattered after firm neglects safety

A recycling firm has been prosecuted after an employee had his jaw shattered into "pieces like cornflakes" when he was hit by a piece of plastic pipe ejected from a bandsaw. Read More

Sweet company fined £120,000 following worker’s ‘horrific injury’

A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker's foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path. Read More

Leaked safety report identifies “fear” at Crossrail project

A leaked safety report has accused the Crossrail project of creating a culture in which workers are afraid to report mistakes and safety incidents, The Observer has reported. Read More

Companies plead guilty after five-year-old’s gate crush death

Two companies have pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws over the death of a five-year-old girl crushed by an electric gate. Read More

Prison for plumber who breached gas safety regulations

A plumber has been sent to prison after work he put his customers' lives at risk. Read More

Super Puma inquiry finds crash ‘could have been prevented’

An inquiry into the deaths of 16 men who died when a Super Puma helicopter crashed in 2009 has concluded that it could have been prevented. Read More

Helicopters to be banned from flying in severe conditions following review

Helicopters will be prohibited from flying in the most severe sea conditions, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced following a review of offshore helicopter operations. Read More

Worker suffers “battlefield” injuries in explosion

A worker had to have both legs amputated and now has restricted movement in his arms following an explosion at a factory in Worcestershire. 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

On the front line

Most of us who travel by train will never abuse, threaten or assault those who work on the railways. However, as in other service industries, railway employees are subject to very real risks of violence and aggression on a regular basis as Nicole Vazquez explains. Read More

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