Father of boy killed in tractor accident is fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in accidents, children, fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A farmer whose 12-year-old son died in a tractor accident has been fined for breaching agricultural regulations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Inmates “at risk” in police cells – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in detention, health & safety, news by sally

“The health and safety of prisoners is being jeopardised by putting them in ill-equipped cells at police stations and courts, doctors’ leaders have said.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Allison v London Underground Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 18th, 2008 in employment, health & safety, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Allison v London Underground Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 71; [2008] WLR (D) 45

“The test to determine whether the training an employer was required to provide for his employees was adequate for the purposes of reg 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 was what training was needed in the light of what the employer ought to have known about the risks from the activities of his business. The statutory requirement imposed a higher duty than at common law.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Manslaughter charge for artist whose sculpture killed two people – The Times

Posted February 14th, 2008 in artistic works, health & safety, homicide, news by sally

“The creator of an inflatable sculpture that killed two people after breaking free of its moorings was charged with manslaughter yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Warning over new manslaughter law – Financial Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by sally

“Business owners are being urged to review their health and safety procedures ahead of the corporate manslaughter legislation, which is due to come into effect from April 6.”

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Financial Times, 18th January 2008

Source: www.ft.com

Children’s TV actor loses case for unfair dismissal – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news, unfair dismissal, victimisation by sally

“A children’s TV actor who claimed that he injured himself in a ‘faulty’ animatronic suit and suffered homophobic abuse lost his case for unfair dismissal yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Safety first as Captain Hook obeys the law – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news by sally

“A village pantomime troupe is considering rewriting its script to comply with health and safety rules which have led to police registering two plastic cutlasses and a toy gun which flicks out a flag saying ‘Bang!'”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Baby scalding death council sued – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2008 in health & safety, local government, news by sally

“The family of a 10-month-old baby who died when a water tank burst above her head in a council house is to take legal action against the authority.”

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BBC News, 16th January 2008
Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lollipop Santa gets the sack – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2008 in health & safety, news by sally

“A national clampdown on school crossing lollipop wardens using fancy dress claimed another victim yesterday when a veteran in Sheffield was suspended for wearing a Santa outfit. Ray Vallance, 54, has been told not to return to duty for the new term in Sheffield after failing to give a commitment not to carry out the seasonal prank again next Christmas.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Robot suit ‘hurt TV show actor’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in health & safety, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An actor who worked inside a robotic suit for a top children’s television programme has taken the production company to an industrial tribunal.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby death blamed on government – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2008 in health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“An inquest jury has blamed government failures for the death of a baby who was scalded when a water tank burst above her cot.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council aware of boiler fault that killed baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“A water tank that burst, pouring boiling water over a baby, was fitted with a thermostat which the local council knew was prone to failure, an inquest jury has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Binmen ‘refuse to cross 4-inch step’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2007 in health & safety, news by sally

“An elderly woman had her rubbish collection stopped because council officials ruled that a four-inch step outside her home was a health and safety hazard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lords urge more air seat space – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2007 in airlines, health & safety, news by sally

“There must be a new minimum distance between seats on UK airlines in order to ensure passenger health and safety, an influential report says.”

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BBC News, 12th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Festive lollipop lady ban over health and safety – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2007 in health & safety, news by sally

“A lollipop lady has been banned from wearing festive fancy dress because of safety fears.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Safety laws ‘may prevent bravery’ – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2007 in health & safety, news, police by sally

“Health and safety laws may be standing in the way of police officers showing bravery, according to the chief constable of Merseyside.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS decision on the death of Paul Coker – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 19th, 2007 in health & safety, negligence, police, press releases by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised all concerned parties that there is insufficient evidence to charge any individuals with any offences in relation to the tragic death of Paul Coker at Plumstead Police Station, South London on 6 August 2005.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th November 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Superbug hospital will not face charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2007 in health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

“A hospital responsible for a series of failings that led to a superbug outbreak which claimed 33 lives will not face criminal prosecution, it was announced yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sir Ian Blair ‘broke law’ in delaying inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2007 in health & safety, news, police by sally

“The embattled Metropolitan Police Commissioner personally broke the law when he delayed an independent inquiry into the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Tories have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Met chief’s attempt to block investigation made bad situation worse, says IPCC – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police by sally

“Allies and opponents of Sir Ian Blair yesterday said they believed he would keep his job as Britain’s most senior police officer, despite an official report into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes blaming him for exacerbating the damage caused to his force.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk