With the rise in self-employment, independent contractors, and workers accessing the labour market via online platforms, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new research on the risks and benefits of the growing ‘gig’ economy in order to inform future occupational safety and health policy.
An HSE inspector was the victim of violence and aggression while conducting an inspection at a waste and recycling site, it has been revealed.
A tower crane hire company has been fined after a worker fell two metres when the podium steps he was working on toppled over.
A car bodysprayer developed occupational asthma after using paints that contained isocyanates without adequate controls measures in place, a court has heard.
Construction contractors Materials Movement and PJ Labour Services have each been fined £33,000 after a worker was killed in an explosion at a North London demolition site.
The materials division of French glazing giant Saint-Gobain has been prosecuted after a worker’s left arm had to be amputated after he was seriously injured when a rock handling belt failed at the company’s Barrow plant.
South Wales Police has been ordered to pay almost £95,000 in fines and costs after an employee sustained burns when he received an electric shock while installing computer data cables.
The director of a scrap tyre yard has been handed a suspended prison sentence for a series of fire safety offences after an emergency fire door was nailed shut in a building where workers were living.
West Dunbartonshire Council has been convicted of safety failures after two workers sustained serious injuries when a maintenance truck overturned on a golf course in Clydebank.
Europe's biggest regional airline Flybe has appeared in court after a worker fell into a lift shaft at Exeter Airport.
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