Grenfell Tower: Government dismisses conflict of interest concerns over chair of independent buildings review – The Independent

‘There is no “conflict of interest” over a former role held by the woman leading a probe into building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, the Government has said.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2017

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Grenfell fire inquiry may have to suspend work if CPS brings charges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is in danger of having to suspend operations entirely for a lengthy period if prosecutors authorise corporate manslaughter charges.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Building regulations to be reviewed after safety tests following Grenfell – The Guardian

‘The government has announced an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use a combination of insulation and cladding that does not meet fire safety standards.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in construction industry, fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

‘Companies working for Crossrail have been fined £1m for three sets of failures, one of which led to the death of a construction worker.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2017

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Grenfell Tower: Corporate manslaughter considered by police – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire say they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

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UK to require drones and their operators to be registered – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 26th, 2017 in aircraft, health & safety, news by sally

‘All drones weighing at least 250g, as well as the people operating them, will need to be registered under new regulatory proposals outlined by the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th July 2017

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‘You do not represent us and you do not look like us’: Grenfell residents turn on inquiry panel – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, judges, news by sally

‘Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have challenged the retired judge heading the inquiry into the disaster at an impassioned meeting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2017

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Pilgrim Hospital impaled patient death: NHS fined £1m – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2017 in compensation, costs, fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A hospital has been fined £1m over the death of a patient who was impaled through his rectum on a metal physiotherapy hoist.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

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Prison officers permanently banned from striking after Government wins High Court bid – The Independent

‘The Government has won its High Court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers, in a move unionists have warned will leave “only a matter of time” before a member of staff gets killed.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2017

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Prisons inspector warns of ‘staggering’ decline in safety at youth jails – The Guardian

‘There has been a “staggering” decline in standards and safety at youth jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2017

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What is Corporate Manslaughter and How Does it Work? – Rightsinfo

Posted July 14th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Interviewed on Radio 4 following the Grenfell Tower fire, MP David Lammy attacked the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, stating: “This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way. We should call it what it is: It’s corporate manslaughter”. While the investigation into the fire is still ongoing, and criminal liability (if any) for the fire has yet to be established, it’s still always worth taking a look at the offence of corporate manslaughter and its history.’

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Rightsinfo, 11th July 2017

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Golf firm boss jailed for manslaughter over ball collector’s lake death – The Guardian

‘A golf company director has been jailed over the manslaughter of a man with learning difficulties who drowned as he dived for lost balls in a cold, murky course lake.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2017

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Grenfell Tower— a different perspective – New Law Journal

‘Theo Huckle QC compares & contrasts the public safety policy agendas of administrations in Westminster & Wales.’

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New Law Journal, 7th July 2017

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Protection from prosecution for unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower – Attorney General’s Office

‘Guidance has been issued to prosecutors not to bring charges for unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower so that victims can be identified.’

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Attorney General's Office, 2nd July 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in fire, health & safety, leases, local government, news, prosecutions, rent by tracey

‘No-one will be prosecuted for illegally subletting a Grenfell Tower flat, the government says, as work continues to identify all those killed in the fire.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2017

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Drones law must be reviewed, vows Solicitor General, after Gatwick runway closed over safety fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in aircraft, airports, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The law on drones should be reviewed, the Solicitor General has said, after the runway at Gatwick Airport was closed over safety fears. Flights were disrupted for parts of Sunday evening after a drone flew too close to the West Sussex airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2017

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Camber Sands: Seven deaths caused by misadventure, coroner concludes – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘The deaths of seven men who drowned in two separate incidents at a beach in East Sussex last summer were caused by misadventure, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2017

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Feltham young offenders institution ‘not safe for staff or boys’ – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in detention, health & safety, news, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘A young offenders institution was found to be “not safe for either staff or boys” after an unannounced inspection.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick ‘doubtful’ public inquiry will satisfy residents – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, judges, news by tracey

‘The judge leading the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has said he is doubtful that the scope of the investigation will be broad enough to satisfy all survivors.’

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The Independent, 29th June 0217

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Grenfell Tower: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, housing, inquiries, judges, news by sally

‘Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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