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Quarry worker killed by unguarded stone crusher

A concrete and quarry stone manufacturer in the Republic of Ireland has been fined €500,000 (£439,000) over the death of a worker who fell into a stone crusher.

Apprentice severed fingers after gloves caught in three-roll bending machine

A 19-year-old apprentice sustained severe injuries after his right hand was drawn into a three-roll bending machine. Two of his fingers were severed and he also sustained crush injuries.

Worker died in stairwell fall after construction co failed to provide edge protection

A property developer that failed to provide edge protection during the conversion of a west London warehouse into residential flats has been fined over the death of a worker who plummeted 7.5 m down a stairwell.

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Clear your head

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

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. 

A SWIFT response

A variant on HAZOP analysis could bring new thoroughness to your risk assessments. 

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