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£56k fine after worker is entangled in an unguarded drive shaft

Woodworking company, Peter Ramsey & Sons (Denholme) Timber Ltd, has been fined after a worker became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft and suffered serious injuries. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker was working on an automated wood planer machine which is used to process large pieces of wood into different sizes ordered by […]

HSE is making sure businesses in Greater Manchester are COVID-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is contacting businesses in Greater Manchester to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure to help tackle the local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. HSE is working alongside Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and local public health authorities to support the understanding of any patterns in the confirmed coronavirus cases in […]

Annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20

The HES’s provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 111 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2019 and March 2020 (a rate of 0.34 deaths per 100,000 workers), the lowest year on record.  This represents a fall of 38 deaths from the previous year, though it is likely that this fall […]