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Plant hire firm fined after employee suffers serious injuries

A plant hire company has been fined following an incident in which an employee was seriously injured when an excavator tracked backwards. Read More

Company fined after worker has crushed arm amputated

An engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after a 48-year-old worker suffered a life-threatening injury. Read More

Company fined after worker’s hand caught in lathe

An engineering company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in a metalworking lathe resulting in serious injuries to his hand and arm. Read More

Company fined after worker suffers crush injury

Chemical company, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd (Reckitt Benckiser Ltd), was fined for safety breaches after a worker had his left arm crushed in a bottle filling machine. Read More

Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Read More

How does HAVS impact the rail sector?

Mary Cameron, Team Leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the impact that HAV exposure has on employees within the rail sector and the actions that organisations can take to effectively reduce and eliminate exposure. Read More

Firm fined after worker suffers serious injuries

A woodworking company has been fined after a worker became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft and suffered serious injuries. Read More

Company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Leeds and Bradford Boiler Co Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker broke his upper arm and suffered crush injuries to his lower arm in a workplace incident. Read More

Abrasive materials and certain chemicals can ‘shorten the life of important components’

Is your site damaging your equipment? CFTS warns that work equipment used for heavy-duty operations may require more frequent Thorough Examinations than owners think. Read More

Firm sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations

A paper making company has been fined after a 22-year-old employee had her fingers crushed, leading to the partial amputation of both her middle and index finger on her left hand. Read More



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