Co-op fined for wet floor slip death in Truro shop – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in accidents, costs, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The Co-op has been fined £400,000 over the death of a man who slipped on water leaking from a faulty sandwich chiller.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2017

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Company directors jailed following fatal roof fall – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three company directors have been jailed today (May 19) following the death of a man who fell while working at a warehouse in Essex.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th May 2017

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New laws on vaping come into effect this week – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2017 in health & safety, news, smoking by sally

‘Electronic cigarette users will be hit by new restrictions this week, under a new directive cracking down on all smoking products.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2017

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Amanda Telfer death: Construction boss jailed – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A construction boss has been jailed over the “wholly needless” death of a lawyer who was crushed by falling windows.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2017

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Health and safety sentencing ‘still hit and miss’, says expert, as Whirlpool fined £700,000 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 28th, 2017 in fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The substantial fine recently imposed by a court against domestic appliances manufacturer Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd (Whirlpool) illustrates “how hit and miss” the sentencing of health and safety offences can still be, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2017

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Council fined £1m after disabled man hit by vehicle for collecting branches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parks by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2017

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Two firms face charges over death of man in UK detention centre – The Guardian

‘Two private firms will face criminal charges over the death of a man in a British immigration detention centre.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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‘Hillsborough law’ could imprison police officers who are not truthful – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2017 in health & safety, inquests, news, police, statutory duty by sally

‘A proposed “Hillsborough law” requiring police forces and public authorities to be open and truthful in legal proceedings, including about their own failures, and that would give bereaved families the same resources as the police to make their case at future inquests is to be presented to parliament.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2017

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Mayfair window crush death: Kelvin Adsett guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted over the death of a woman who was crushed by window frames weighing more than half a tonne.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2017

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Coroner to write to Blenheim Palace over safety of ‘grace and favour’ cottages after gamekeeper and wife die in fire – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2017 in health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner is to write to Blenheim Palace over the safety of a “grace and favour” cottage after a head game-keeper and his wife died in a fire.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2017

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Church liability: fall from ladder – Law & Religion UK

‘On 3 March 2017, the Court of Appeal (Civil) Division handed down the judgment in Casson v Hudson & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 125 in relation to a claim for damages following a fall from a ladder during the painting of a church hall. The case highlights the potential liabilities faced by incumbents and PCCs in relation to persons undertaking work on premises for which they are responsible.’

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Law & Religion UK, 8th March 2017

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NHS mental health trust to be prosecuted amid claims it failed to offer safe care – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in duty of care, health, health & safety, hospitals, mental health, news by tracey

‘A mental health trust is to be the first NHS provider to be prosecuted under legislation brought in after the Mid Staffs scandal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2017

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There is a growing trend to hold those in control of risk in the care sector responsible, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2017 in care homes, care workers, health & safety, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘There is a growing trend to hold care workers in control of risk responsible when things go wrong, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2017

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Southwark council fined £570,000 over fatal tower block fire – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2017 in costs, fines, fire, health & safety, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘The London fire brigade has said it hopes “lessons are learned” after a council was fined £570,000 over safety failings at a 14-storey block of flats where six people died in a fire.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Health and safety: Do higher fines and tougher enforcement make for more appeals? – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2017

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The UK’s new baby car seat law: When does it start and how do I fit my child’s seat correctly? – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2017 in children, health & safety, news, transport by sally

‘In order to keep babies and infants safe on car journeys, it’s not only essential to have a properly-fitted car seat for them – it’s the law.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2017

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Bath tipper truck crash: haulage company owner and mechanic jailed – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, news, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘The owner of a haulage company and a mechanic have been jailed after a 32-tonne truck with faulty brakes killed four people, including a four-year-old girl, when it careered down a steep hill in Bath.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Perception of doors – Nearly Legal

‘The issue in this Upper Tribunal case was whether LB Southwark was entitled charge the leaseholders for works to replace communal doors and front entrance doors carried out during fire safety improvement works on the estate (some 10 block of flats).’

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Nearly Legal, 29th January 2017

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IPCC rules out inquiry into police over Bradford City stadium fire – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled out an inquiry into potential misconduct by police during the Bradford City stadium fire that killed 56 people.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2017

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Students took equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in botched experiment – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, medical treatment, news, universities by tracey

‘A British university has been fined £400,000 after two of its students were left fighting for their lives following a botched science experiment.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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