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Hillsborough: match commander cleared of manslaughter

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the 1989 disaster.

Bosley Mill explosion: owner charged with corporate manslaughter

The operators of a mill where four people died in an explosion in 2015 have been charged with corporate manslaughter.

HSE prosecution rate down by a quarter, latest stats reveal

The HSE’s ability to bring prosecutions to a successful conclusion saw a noticeable downturn in 2018/19, as the total number of cases that resulted in a verdict – whether conviction or acquittal – dropped 23% from 509 in 2017/18 to just 393. That is one of a range of insights in the regulator’s annual statistical release, published last week (30 October).

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Piper Alpha: regime changer

July 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the oil industry’s worst disaster, which changed safety regulation and practice.

Kevin Myers, IALI

The former HSE deputy chief executive now represents labour inspectors around the world and has robust views on OSH overprovision. 

Landsec: duty to manage

The FTSE 100 developer uses a belt-and-braces approach to control asbestos risk to its large supply chain.

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