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Agency HGV driver’s fractures land NI shipping firm £30k fine

A shipping firm must pay nearly £40,000 after a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver sustained several lower limb fractures after being struck by a paper reel which was being loaded on to his trailer.

Worker punctures lung after falling 4 m from ladder

Lanes Group has been fined £500,000 after a worker fell 4 m while cutting back vegetation at Brent Cross viaduct in London.

MPs call for action over rise in deaths from work at height

The All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has urged the government to take forward the recommendations in its report after the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest statistics showed an increase in the number of fatal injuries caused by a fall from height.

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Lines of defence

A technology that draws digital boundaries around work areas has helped to improve safety on construction sites and in fleet management.

Table talk: fall protection

Four experts discuss the parliamentary report Staying Alive, the use of technological innovations to improve hazard perception and encouraging the reporting of poor practices.

High priorities

A report from a UK parliamentary group makes four recommendations to reduce the overall number of falls related to work at height, the cause of one in four workplace fatalities.

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