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£1m fine for nuclear weapons facility after electrician’s burns

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been fined £1m after an electrician sustained burns to his arm at the company’s Aldermaston site in Berkshire.

Rail freight co convicted over teenager’s 25,000-volt shock

The operator of a freight yard in Gateshead on Tyneside has been convicted after its failure to prevent four teenagers from trespassing resulted in a 13-year-old boy sustaining life-changing injuries. 

Prison for scrap metal trader over employee's near fatal electric shock

A businessman who makes a living selling recovered scrap metal from an airfield business park has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after a worker nearly died from an electric shock. The prison term will run concurrently with an earlier conviction.

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Marked for life

Certifying machinery and products coming in and out of the UK as safe for use could become complicated after Brexit. 

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: Elevated risk

Chris Wraith outlines how the powered access industry is using global fatality data to reduce serious MEWP accidents. 

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