HSE International

Olympic Varnish Company fined after employee suffered burns

The Olympic Varnish Company worker suffered burn injuries following a fire caused by use of highly flammable liquid to clean rollers on a coating machine …

Kirkbean farming firm prosecuted after boy, 8, loses part of his leg

The boy, 8, was sat on a all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Airdie farm, Kirkbean. He fell from the ATV and was later found with injuries to his lower right leg ..

Alarm equipment manufacturer fined after worker suffers flash burns

The Pyronix Limited worker suffered flash burns when the flammable coating, used to provide humidity protection to Printed Circuit Boards, ignited …

Pleasurewood Hills Fireball ride reopens following health and safety inspections

Six rides in total were closed at UK theme parks. The machines were versions of the KMG Afterburner on which a man was killed and seven people injured …

Soft toy stuffing company sentenced after worker’s hand was amputated

The Stuffing Plant Ltd (TSP) of Whitelea Grove Industrial Estate, Mexborough, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 …

Crossrail joint venture fined £1m for safety breaches including death of worker, Renè Tkáčik

Renè Tkáčik died after being crushed by falling wet concrete on 7 March 2014. Terence ‘Ian’ Hughes and Alex Vizitiu were also injured within six days of …

Icon Process Systems Ltd in court after worker fell 3.5m from water treatment tank

The Icon Process Systems Ltd employee sustained bruising to the brain and broke his wrist in several places after falling from an unsecured ladder leaning..

Farm Safety Week 2017: Danger in the driving seat

NFU Vice-president and chairman of the Farm Safety Partnership, Guy Smith says: “…40% of all farm workers who have lost their lives in agriculture over the past decade were workplace machinery-transport related…

Day 2 of Farm Safety Week 2017 – Putting Safety in the Driving Seat

Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on machinery & transport – Poorly used or faulty vehicles and machinery are a major cause of death and injury on farms ..

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust fined £1m following death of John Biggadike at Pilgrim Hospital, Lincolnshire

John Biggadike, a patient at the NHS Trust hospital, died on 10 April 2012 from internal injuries after falling onto the metal post of a standing aid hoist…