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Contractor pays £566,670 for line strike with no injury

A contractor has been fined £566,670 after a tipper truck driven by one of its employees struck overhead power lines. The vehicle sustained minor damage and the driver was unhurt.

Iron castings manufacturer scalded for employees’ electrical flashover burns

A Nottinghamshire iron foundry has been fined £60,000 after two employees sustained serious burns from an electrical flashover.

Waste firm fined £900k over failure to isolate electric cables

A waste management company that went into administration last year has been fined £900,000 after a subcontractor received a shock when he cut through a live cable.

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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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