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Queensferry Crossing JV worker lost five toes after crane mat flattened his steel toe cap

The principal contractor that built the Queensferry Crossing road bridge in Scotland has been fined after a worker’s foot was crushed during an unplanned lifting operation.

‘Foolhardy’ Tata Steel fined £450k after worker fell into open pit

Tata Steel UK has been fined £450,000 after a worker fell into an unguarded pit, despite a risk assessment 16 months earlier identifying the need for barriers.

Siemens and E.ON fined after LOLER breach left worker with severe neck injuries

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery and E.ON UK have been fined after a roof panel fell on a worker as he carried out maintenance checks on a gas turbine at Steven’s Croft wood-fired power station near Lockerbie in Scotland.

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Kevin Furniss, APM Terminals

The most senior OSH practitioner at shipping giant Maersk has strong views on the need to talk the language of business and to work themselves out of jobs. 

Liverpool Football Club: Goal getters

We talk to the Premier League club’s senior health and safety manager about CDM duties and procuring a bespoke health and safety management system to standardise its work. 

Fire safety and evacuation: Step by step

Aaron David Carter looks at the legal requirements, good practice and pitfalls to avoid when procuring and using evacuation chairs.

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