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Housing association and lift co fined £1.5m for five-year-old’s death in disability lift

A housing association has been fined £1m after a five-year-old girl died from head and neck injuries in a disability lift at her home in Weymouth, Dorset. The lift maintenance contractor has been handed a £533,000 fine while a charge against the property firm’s sister company has been ordered to be left to lie on the court file and was not separately sentenced.

UK government invests £26.6m in robots for confined spaces and work at height

The government is to invest £26.6m in projects to develop robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to substitute for human workers in hazardous environments.

Costain and Galliford Try hit for £2.8m after worker loses toes in sewage plant incident

Two construction firms have been fined £1.4m apiece after an agency worker, who had expressed concern about low staffing, was injured when his foot was drawn into a rotating screw conveyor.

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Derran Williams, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The funding institution’s safety adviser talks about ensuring standards on infrastructure projects worldwide, lobbying the Kyrgyz government to let women work and confusing St Helena with St Helier.

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