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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Sexist workplace dress codes ‘force women to dye hair blonde and wear revealing clothes’ – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2017 in employment, equality, health & safety, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Women are still being forced to wear high heels, make-up and revealing clothes by some employers, a parliamentary report has found.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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KFC fined £1m over Teesside workers’ gravy burns – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Fast food chain KFC has been fined almost £1m after two employees suffered burns while handling hot gravy without gloves.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2017

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Notting Hill carnival risks Hillsborough-scale tragedy, report warns – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2017 in health & safety, London, news, police, public order, reports by tracey

‘The Notting Hill carnival must change if it is to avoid a “Hillsborough-scale tragedy”, according to a report by the London assembly that found the event has become a serious risk to public safety and is beset by rising levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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London cosmetics firms fined for selling unsafe beauty products – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Fifteen London businesses selling unsafe cosmetics products have been fined in a crackdown by Trading Standards.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Wilko fined £2.2m over worker crushed by metal cage – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘National chain store Wilko has been fined £2.2m after a worker was crushed and left paralysed.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Human cannonball stunt death boss gets community service – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in accidents, community service, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The organiser of a daredevil stunt show in which a “human cannonball” died has been given a 12-month community order and his firm fined £100,000.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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