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Grzegorz Mucha sustained serious injuries after being caught between a refuse collection vehicle (RCV) and a mini digger on 3 October 2017. The incident occurred after Mucha had reversed the RCV into the processing plant to prepare for unloading, which required him to operate controls located at the rear of the vehicle.
An HSENI investigation found the company had failed to implement a suitable management system for segregating pedestrians and vehicles onsite. Loading and unloading were "high-risk activities" that often required drivers to leave the safety of their vehicle cab, said HSENI principal inspector Kyle Carrick.
"Where drivers may need to leave their cabs to perform essential tasks -- such as opening container doors and operating discharge controls -- adequate safeguards should be in place to protect them."
ISL Waste Management pleaded guilty to a breach of Article 4(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 at Laganside Crown Court.
Nearly 30 per cent of workplace injuries in Singapore are now the result of slips, trips and falls, according to the Straits Times. The first six months of 2019 saw more than 1,800 injuries, a 6 per cent increase on last year, with totals of more than 3,000 per year over the past four years.
A Belfast-based Risk & Compliance software provider has been collaborating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and construction giant Costain as part of an ongoing project to unlock artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential in improving the management of risks on worksites.
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IOSH magazine spoke to HSE inspector Bill Gilroy about a serious accident at a Nestlé factory in Newcastle – an almost carbon copy of a previous incident at another of the confectionary firm’s factories.
Newcastle City Council has accepted responsibility for failing to properly manage the risk of a decayed willow tree that collapsed in strong winds and struck several children while they were playing at Gosforth Park First School in Newcastle upon Tyne during the lunchbreak.
A European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) report exploring the health risks associated with prolonged static sitting at work has outlined a range of measures that employers should include in a prevention strategy to enhance employee protection.
Birch Brothers (Kidderminster) Ltd was the principal contractor on a construction project in Derbyshire that was building a concrete overflow weir structure on the site. The Midlands firm had brought in steel fixers and joiners to undertake the work.