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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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01.10.2013.

Labourer hurt in pig farm accident

Imogen Simpson, 45, of Easington, sustained two skull fractures, a broken left leg and a crushed ankle after the 2012 accident and has been unable to return to work or even walk properly since the incident.

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27.09.2013.

Dublin firm fined after workplace explosion

Trevor Maloney, 32, from Tottenham, accidentally struck a concealed live electricity cable and this caused a spark to ignite in a way that made a fireball appear - sending the worker flying through the air.

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25.09.2013.

Derbyshire pupils awarded compensation after injuries

A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Derbyshire Times shows that over £400,000 was claimed by staff and the families of pupils since 2010.

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24.09.2013.

Man wins compensation over bus discrimination

According to the BBC, Doug Paulley from Wetherby in West Yorkshire was told he could not get on board a bus because a pushchair user did not give up their space for him.

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24.09.2013.

Boat manufacturer in court over crush injury

Pyranha Mouldings was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an incident at its factory on the Whitehouse Industrial Estate on March 2nd 2011.

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23.09.2013.

Pharma company fined after man burned by chemicals

The unnamed employee was conducting his normal duties at the Aesica Pharmaceuticals site at the Windmill Industrial Estate in Northumberland when the accident took place.

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20.09.2013.

Manufacturer could face civil suit over workplace injury

The New West Port Corporation, which commonly trades as West Port, was taken to court by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a series of guideline breaches contributed to a workplace injury.

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19.09.2013.

Witnesses tell of Dunbar bus crash

Seven people were taken to hospital following the smash and local residents told the Edinburgh Evening News that the road's layout meant it was an "accident waiting to happen".

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19.09.2013.

Firm could face personal injury claim after fall

Stephen Bassford, 58 from Nottingham, was working alone for Sata Contracts Specialist Maintenance on a project to board over broken rooflights on a main building.

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18.09.2013.

£100,000 compensation for Carnival cruise ship bug

Bill Clasper (77), Mary Clasper (79), Stanley Cooper (73) and Patricia Cooper (71) - long-time friends - decided to go on a trip aboard the luxury Grand Princess liner in 2010, according to the York Press.





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