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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.

Viola player wins landmark noise case against the Royal Opera House

A violist who sustained a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London in 2012 has won a landmark case against his employer. The High Court ruling sets the first legal precedent around noise-induced “acoustic shock”.

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From hearing protection that doubles as a heart-rate monitor to impact-sensing knee pads, we review recent and upcoming developments in wearable protection technology. 

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Marked for life

Certifying machinery and products coming in and out of the UK as safe for use could become complicated after Brexit. 

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