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Health and Safety News - 16 November 2010

16-11-2010

Cement company fined after worker set on fire

An international cement company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was set alight in an explosion.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Lafarge Cement UK Plc of Granite Way, Syston, Leicester failed to ensure electrical systems were maintained in such a way as to protect workers.

The company admitted breaching sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It was fined £130,000 and ordered to pay costs of £29,742.

Nitrogen knocks out employee inside machine

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Black Country recycling firm after nitrogen gas, used to stop explosions, made a worker pass out.

Firms fined after worker crushed

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted Kent Road Construction and Fortmere Construction after a worker was seriously injured by falling timber.

North Tyneside boss fined for asbestos failings

The boss of a refurbishment company has been fined for failing to provide adequate information, instruction and training to workers in the proper procedures when dealing with asbestos.

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