Prisoner release checks ‘put public at risk’ – chief inspector – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2019 in health & safety, mental health, news, prisons, standards, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The safety of the public is being put at risk by thousands of prisoners being released without proper assessments, the government has been told.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2019

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Jury returns damning conclusion at inquest of Andrew Brown at HMP Nottingham – Garden Court Chambers

Posted July 4th, 2019 in health & safety, inquests, juries, mental health, news, prisons, standards, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Andrew Brown has concluded on 26 June with the jury finding that a series of damning failings by HMP Nottingham contributed to his death.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 27th June 2019

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Critical conclusion at inquest of Leroy Junior Medford – Garden Court Chambers

‘After two weeks of evidence, the inquest into the death of Junior Medford, who died whilst in the care of Thames Valley police officers at London Valley Police Station on 2 April 2017, concluded yesterday afternoon (27 June 2019) with the jury returning a highly critical narrative conclusion identifying individual and systemic failures.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 28th June 2019

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St Helens woman scalped and lost ear and thumb in factory machine – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in fines, health & safety, industrial injuries, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A woman was scalped and had her thumb amputated after her hair was trapped in a machine at a flooring and mouldings factory, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2019

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Man died of heatstroke in London court cell after ‘serious failings’ – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in death in custody, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A watchdog has said “serious failings” must be addressed after a man died from severe heatstroke after being kept in a police van and unventilated court cell on one of the hottest days in London for years.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Storm Doris death: Firm fined £1.3m over falling debris – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A company has been fined £1.3m after a woman was killed by a water tank cover which blew off from a roof.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2019

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Boxing beard ban is discrimination, says Sikh amateur fighter – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in equality, health & safety, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism, sport by sally

‘A ruling that amateur fighters in Wales must be clean shaven is discriminatory, a Sikh boxer has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2019

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Hillsborough police chief will face retrial, judge rules – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, will face a retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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Woman killed by electric door at underground car park – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘An electrical company has been fined £25,000 after a woman was pulled into the shutter door machinery and crushed to death.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2019

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Whirlpool told to recall dryers in ‘unprecedented’ government move – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in consumer protection, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The government is to issue an “unprecedented” recall notice of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers which pose a fire safety risk.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2019

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UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Police identify suspects for possible Grenfell manslaughter charges – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2019 in fire, health & safety, homicide, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has identified potential suspects for offences of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter, Scotland Yard has said. But it said there were no guarantees that criminal charges would be brought over the disaster, whose second anniversary falls this Friday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Grenfell survivors and relatives open US legal battle – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2019 in accidents, damages, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, standards by sally

‘More than 100 Grenfell survivors and relatives are taking legal action in the US against three firms they blame for the fire, the BBC has been told.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2019

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‘Spiking’ of mesothelioma reinsurance claims not permitted – OUT-LAW.com

‘Insurers are not permitted to “spike” mesothelioma-related reinsurance claims arising under employers’ liability policies, the The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th June 2019

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‘Inhumane’: damning report on English and Welsh prisons – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2019 in health & safety, news, prisons, reports, standards by tracey

‘Prisoners are living in squalid and inhumane conditions in buildings that are unfit for purpose, according to a report that paints a damning picture of prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2019

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Inquiry into Liverpool Community Health failures expected – BBC News

‘An independent inquiry into a failed NHS trust is expected to be announced later – amid concerns that 150 deaths were not properly investigated.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2019

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Two experts added to Grenfell inquiry to broaden oversight – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2019 in expert witnesses, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Grenfell survivors have welcomed the UK prime minister’s decision to appoint two more people to oversee the public inquiry into the disaster that claimed 72 lives, after raising concerns their interests risked being overlooked.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2019

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Takeaway boss has two-year manslaughter sentence overturned after death of schoolgirl with nut allergy – Daily Telegraph

‘A takeaway boss found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolgirl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal containing peanut proteins has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2019

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Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in accidents, duty of care, fines, health & safety, news, sport by sally

‘Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arrangements in operation on 15 April 1989 when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Food outlets ‘should list all ingredients’ says food agency – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2019 in allergies, food, health & safety, labelling, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘Food outlets should list all ingredients in order to protect customers with allergies, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has proposed. The FSA has recommended ministers adopt strict new rules, which include highlighting the 14 major allergens.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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