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HSE stats show ageing workforce continues to be an at-risk group

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) newly published statistics on workplace fatalities revealed that 147 people were killed at work in the 12 months to the end of March (a rate of 0.45 deaths per 100,000 workers). A quarter of fatal injuries were sustained by workers aged 60 or over. 

Electromagnet co fined £400,000 for fatal crane crush

An electromagnet company headquartered in Storrington, West Sussex, has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed by a crane.

NZ port operating co fined £263k over worker’s fatal 2.9 m fall

A port operating firm has been fined NZ$506,048 (£263,145) at Wellington District Court after the death of a worker at the company’s container assessment and repair facility in January 2017.

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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.

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. 

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. 

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