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21.10.2013.

Worker sustains horrific injuries following sawmill incident

Scott Campbell, aged 32 at the time of the incident, was working for Howie Forest Products at its Kenmuir Sawmills site in Dalbeattie when the accident took place on January 12th 2010.

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18.10.2013.

Luton Airport fined over pensioner death

Mary Whiting, 78, from Taverham in Norfolk, was crushed under a 26-tonne lorry as she used a zebra crossing between Luton Airport's terminal building and a drop-off zone on May 19th 2009.

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17.10.2013.

Family receive £5,500 in compensation over 'avoidable' death

Peter Tyndall, public services ombudsman for Wales, looked into a number of complaints from the family of Carl Nolan, who died in 2010 of liver failure.

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16.10.2013.

Owner of transport firm sentenced for safety failings

Mark Wintersgill, 25, of Leicester, was trying to jack up a double-decker lorry trailer at the PPR Transport Services site in Lutterworth on June 25th 2012 when the fatal incident took place.

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16.10.2013.

Asbestos 'expert' fined over failings

Steven Kelly, 41, was prosecuted by the HSE after three men were spotted in an area of Trafford College where a large quantity of asbestos was being removed. 

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15.10.2013.

Pedestrians trip over 'optical illusion' pavement

While at certain angles it is obvious there is a kerb in the road, some people in the town have complained the drop from pavement to road is essentially invisible from some perspectives.

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11.10.2013.

Council fined over health and safety failing

Galashiels Academy student Nadine Craig was forced to spend ten days in hospital and six months off school following an incident in her classroom in 2007 in which she was dragged into an unguarded lathe, reports the Southern Reporter.

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10.10.2013.

Roofer ordered to compensate customers

John Smith admitted seven charges of breaching Trading Standards regulations when he appeared in court recently, including wrongly advertising his business as a family-run local organisation in the Yellow Pages.

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10.10.2013.

Broadwalk Dental Practice forced to compensate patient

Dr Allan Clark's negligence meant 40-year-old Sarah Taylor has to undergo extensive corrective treatment, including bridges, crowns, dentures and root canal treatments.

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09.10.2013.

Woman awarded £5,000 for poor dental treatment

Carole Gavin sued Dr Alykhan Dinani over treatment that was carried out to such a low standard it resulted in her losing a tooth. Ms Gavin had visited the dentist for routine root canal treatment and a crown, but the action taken by the medical expert left one tooth so badly broken and infected that it later had to be removed.

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08.10.2013.

Bradford company fined over 6m fall

The 46-year-old self-employed man injured in the incident was hired by MD Construction to remove a number of ventilation turrets from the top of a warehouse roof in Leeds.

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07.10.2013.

Man issues compensation claim over teacher strike

Chris Walker said he wanted the money back because if he failed to bring his children to school, he would be fined £60 per day, per child, according to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

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07.10.2013.

Former merchant seaman wins asbestos compensation

Michael Hopekirk, 70, of St Leonards, retired in 2006 but was previously a skipper and engineer on merchant navy ships, according to the Hastings Observer.

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04.10.2013.

Firm fined over Hippodrome fall injury

An unnamed 35-year-old sub-contractor broke his left leg and foot after a work accident in 2012.

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04.10.2013.

Kebab worker injured in horrific accident

Ethem Torunoglu, 36, from London, was working for Kismet Kebabs when the incident took place and Chelmsford Crown Court was told the man was cleaning a derinding machine when he noticed a piece of meat caught in a stripper comb.

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03.10.2013.

Firm fined after electric gate crush

Swindon Magistrates' Court heard Camera Security Services fitted an electronic closing device to a metal gate at Heathlands School in Bournemouth, but neglected to put a safety sensor on it that would have halted its movements if a person was detected in its path.

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03.10.2013.

Firm fined after electric gate crush

Swindon Magistrates' Court heard Camera Security Services fitted an electronic closing device to a metal gate at Heathlands School in Bournemouth, but neglected to put a safety sensor on it that would have halted its movements if a person was detected in its path.

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03.10.2013.

Grimsby factory worker wins compensation

Sheila Atkinson, 56, of Grimsby, is employed by Icelandic Food at their north-east England site and oversaw band saws, which cut fish up into small flakes so they could be made into fish fingers for large commercial clients - including McDonalds.

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02.10.2013.

York company fined after staffer severed fingers

Grantham Magistrates' Court heard that Shaun Newcomb, 30, was working at a factory in Sewstern, Lincolnshire when the accident took place.

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02.10.2013.

Union: Rail jobs cuts could lead to accidents

Members of the TSSA argue the axing of 750 managerial jobs ahead of a parliamentary inquiry into level crossing safety will cost lives. 





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