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Alton Towers crash victims to sue

Merlin Entertainments, which owns Alton Towers, was fined £5m as a result of the Smiler rollercoaster crash in 2015, which left five people seriously injured. Now, two victims who each lost a leg in the crash are suing the park’s owners Read More

Top OSH prosecutions of 2017

From million-pound plus fines to prison sentences, there have been some major prosecutions in occupational health and safety in 2017. Lauren Applebey assesses the big legal stories. Read More

£20k fine after worker’s hand amputated

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hands got trapped in a 25 tonne press. Read More

Corporate fines for H&S breaches up 43%, hitting £54m

Corporate health and safety fines up following implementation of tougher sentencing. Read More

Oil company fined £1.65m after Ellesmere Port explosion

Essar Oil UK Ltd has been fined £1.65m following an explosion, which caused more than £20m in damage, at its Stanlow refinery Read More

Full story: jail for bosses who tried to cover up details of 25-year-old’s fatal fall

Three company bosses have been jailed following the death of 25-year-old father of one, Benjamin Edge, who fell from a Read More

Court hears how workers fell from the tail of a plane

An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks Read More

HSE warning to businesses after Kier Construction is fined £400k

Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. The HSE has said that Read More

Care home fined after boy drowned in disused quarry

A Kettering based care home company has been ordered to pay £100,000 after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry, Read More

Company and self employed contractor sentenced for lift shaft death

A company and a self employed contractor have been fined for safety failings after one man died and another was left Read More



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