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NI electrical firm fined £50,000 after employee fatally struck by two-tonne load

A Northern Ireland electrical contracting firm has been fined £50,000 after an employee was killed by a two-tonne load during a lifting operation.

DB Cargo fined £2.7m for failing to secure marshalling yard

DB Cargo (UK) has been fined £2.7m after a boy of 13 sustained life-changing injuries while playing on the company’s railway marshalling land in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. 

Utility management co’s £400k fine for farm’s powerline electrocution

A utility management services provider must pay £400,000 after a driver operating on its site received a fatal electrical shock when the extendable grab arm on his lorry came into contact with an overhead power line. 

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Clear your head

How can we stop cognitive bias clouding our judgement in accident and incident investigations?

House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

Fire safety and evacuation: Rapid response

David Gold and Martin Brennan set out the essential steps for early fire detection and managing a safe and speedy evacuation. 

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