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Specialty minerals firm fined £200k after worker fatally struck by forklift

A company that manufactures calcium carbonate for the global paper and packing industry has been fined £200,000 for failing to segregate pedestrians and vehicles at its Birmingham premises after a worker was struck by a forklift truck, leaving her with fatal injuries.

Govia Thameslink pays £1m over passenger’s ‘droplight’ window death

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £1m with £52,267 costs after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of a carriage window on an express train.

£82,000 fine for freight co after worker crushed by 700 kg container

A freight transport company has been fined after a container weighing nearly 700 kg fell on a worker at a warehouse close to London Heathrow airport.

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Workers often recognise and correct their own errors before it is too late, research shows.

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Simulation technology allows Royal Mail’s postal workers to experience a dog attack without any of the risk – or pain.

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