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Goat farming company fined after fatality

Yorkshire Dairy Goats has been fined for safety breaches after a farm worker was run over and fatally wounded. Hull Crown Court heard that on 1 August 2018, 53-year-old Janet McDonald, an employee of Yorkshire Dairy Goats, was struck by a reversing telescopic materials handler vehicle (telehandler) whilst working at St Helen’s Farm in York. […]

Lancashire County Council fined over Hand Arm Vibration issues

Lancashire County Council has been fined after several employees carrying out work in the highways department developed a debilitating nerve condition as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, in February 2019, HSE received a RIDDOR report from Lancashire County Council, relating to the diagnosis of a case […]

Skip hire company fined after employee’s arm was crushed in a conveyor belt

A Bristol based skip hire company has been fined after an employee sustained crush injuries to his arm. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard that, an employee of Bateman Skips Ltd was asked to repair a conveyor belt feeding the picking station. He was injured when his arm was drawn into the mechanism whilst realigning the belt. […]

Fee for Intervention (FFI) hourly charges are going up too! 

The HSE has announced another rise in the Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme’s hourly charges. The changes took effect on 1stApril 2022, with the fee increasing from £160 to £163 per hour.  The surge is the latest of several increases since the original £124 in 2012 when the fee was first introduced.  What is Fee […]

Engineering firm sentenced after fatal incident

An engineering company specialising in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries has been sentenced after a worker was fatally injured. Preston Crown Court heard that on 21 May 2018, Whilst working at Graham Engineering’s site in Whitehalls Industrial Estate, Colin Willoughby was lying on his back, underneath the raised […]