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£150,000 fine after roofer falls while fixing leaky roof

A repair and maintenance company has been fined £150,000 after a worker fell 2 m off a ladder while working on a roof.

Marine contractor fined after worker sustained collapsed lung in 6 m fall

An Essex-based marine contractor that failed to fit a gangway during a houseboat conversion because of time pressures has been fined after a worker fell 6 m and sustained life-changing injuries.

Training failures left delivery driver with traumatic brain injury on first day of work

An agency worker who fell off a raised tail lift and suffered a brain injury on his first day in a new job had not been trained to use the equipment safely, a court was told.

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Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. 

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? 

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