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Top 5 most-read in February 2020

The most read fines and prosecution articles in February 2020 includes a £733,333.33 fine for supermarket giant, Tesco after a pensioner slips on wet floor, a golf-course crash and a car bodywork sprayer developing occupational asthma. Read More

Top 5 most-read in January 2020

The most read articles in January 2020 includes a vehicle repair company worker killed on his first day, a teacher run over by delivery man. Read More

Vehicle struck overhead power line

Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a vehicle came into contact with an uninsulated overhead electric power line. Read More

Scaffolder tagged for abusing safety inspector

A Kent-based scaffolder has been given a suspended jail sentence and has been tagged after abusing a safety inspector. Read More

Grenfell could spark more prosecutions for extended duty holders

It’s not just the owners of a building that are responsible for upholding fire safety, and “ignorance is not bliss” when it comes to fire safety responsibilities, says Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Russell-Cooke. Read More

Troubled Carillion: the safety history of the construction giant

Construction giant Carillion has entered liquidation following two profit warnings. SHP looks at its H&S record. Read More

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt after woman’s death

At Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, following the death of 45-year-old Teresa Colvin at Woodhaven Adult Mental Health Hospital, in Southampton on 22 April 2012. Read More

Gross negligence manslaughter: ‘Precedent set’ as technician jailed in gate installation case

A technician who fitted an automated gate to the garden of a house has been jailed for manslaughter after it fell onto the home owner and killed her. Read More

Video: court stories this week in 60 seconds

All the top court stories for health and safety this week in a brief 60 second video. Read More

Lack of planning led to work at height failure

A Devon construction firm have been fined after a fall from height. Read More



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