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Lack of risk assessment saw workers engulfed in spray booth explosion

Two workers who died in a fireball as vapour from paint they were pouring ignited in a confined space had no risk assessment for the work. 

HSE to prosecute over fatal Pembroke Refinery blast

A UK fuel provider and a construction firm will be prosecuted over an explosion at an oil refinery in south Wales in 2011 that killed four workers.

Ten-year jail term for factory owner who ‘rammed premises full of explosives’

The owner of a fireworks factory in Stafford has been jailed for ten years after two people died during an explosion and fire.

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Noise and vibration special: Glasgow Subway, on the rigs

Freyssinet’s refurb of the Glasgow underground cut hand-arm vibration risk with bespoke drilling frames. 

Noise and vibration special: A fit response

Fit-testing ear protection has yet to take off but it offers health and productivity benefits.

Noise and vibration special: Double trouble

Some medicines and chemical substances are associated with permanent hearing loss, especially when combined with noise exposure. 

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