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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.

Yorkshire Water Services fined £733k for fitter’s fatal burns

The operator of a brewery trade waste plant, must pay £733,000 after a catalogue of system failures left a fitter carrying out hot work in an oxygen-enriched confined space.

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. 

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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.

Qatar Rail: The heat is on

We talk to the Gulf state rail project’s senior health and safety manager about changing the cultural mindset of a multinational migrant workforce and keeping it hydrated. 

Work at height: To the rescue

Toby Thorp warns generic height rescue plans can be unfit for complex situations. 

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