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August 2023: Five Trending Health and Safety Stories

We round up our top five stories from the Health and Safety Executive this August.

#1: Manufacturer fined £100,000 after worker partially severs two fingers

A Welshpool manufacturing company has been fined £100,000 after one of its employees partially severed two fingers while trying to find a fault in a machine.

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#2 It’s time for farmers to ‘think differently about safety’ says regulator

A three-year-old child was among 27 people killed in agriculture-related activities in the last 12 months, as Britain’s workplace regulator calls for farmers to ‘think differently about safety’.

The call for a cultural shift away from poor behaviours comes as the rate of fatal injuries in the sector remains one of the highest of all major industries.

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#3 Boarding school fined £50,000 after pupils overexposed to radon radioactive gas

A private boarding school has been fined £50,000 after exposing two employees, five pupils, and two other children to high levels of radioactive radon gas.

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#4 Blackpool clothing company fined after worker hit by forklift truck

A Blackpool clothing firm has been fined £40,000 after a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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#5 Company fined for failing to protect workers

A manufacturing company has been fined after failing to protect two of its workers from exposure to vibration. The two employees carried out a variety of tasks, which included the use of vibrating tools, throughout the company’s manufacturing process. Both operators used these tools for extended periods of time, over a number of years, without adequate systems in place to control their exposure to vibration.

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Source: HSE


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