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Veolia fined £1m after refuse worker run over and killed

Recycling firm Veolia ES has been fined £1m after one of its dustbin lorries reversed into an employee and crushed him.

Lorry driver struck during walkaround safety check

A delivery driver was hit by a reversing vehicle as he carried out a pre-use check on his lorry, a court has heard.

Network Rail fined £200k for level crossing strike

Britain’s railway network operator has been fined £200,000 after a signaller was struck by a level crossing gate, which had been hit by a car, and sustained life-changing injuries.

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Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.

Clear your head

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

Clocking on

The 24/7 society means that the number of people working nights is rising. But shift work takes its toll on our bodies as well as our social lives. We talk to researchers about how employers can reduce the risks.

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