A roofing boss has received a custodial sentence after one of his workers fell through a farm outbuilding roof. IOSH Magazine spoke to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector of health and safety Michael Griffiths about what happened.
Global brewing giant Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries. We speak to HSE Principal Inspector Samantha Wells about the case.
Railway infrastructure contractor VolkerRail Ltd has been fined £550,000 after a trench collapsed onto a railway worker, causing life-changing injuries and resulting in him being placed in a medically-induced coma. We spoke to Simon Barber, HM Inspector of Railways at the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), about what happened.
Lancashire County Council has been fined £50,000 after 15 employees working in the highways department developed Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration. IOSH magazine spoke to UK Health and Safety Executive inspector Jennifer French, who investigated the case, about what happened.
Builders’ merchant Jewson has been fined £400,000 by Folkestone Magistrates’ Court following an incident where a tonne of iron mesh sheets fell onto two of its workers, leaving one with life-changing injuries. Matt Lamy spoke to Thanet District Council’s Public Protection Officer Simon Hogben about what happened.