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‘Wholly avoidable’ cable strike leads to £35k fine for sign fitter

A sign-fitting contractor has been sentenced after a worker was severely burned when he accidentally struck an underground cable with a breaker in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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. 

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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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