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Health and Safety News 12 March 2010

12-03-2010

Royal Mail fined over crush death

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned firms of their legal responsibilities regarding vehicle safety following the death of Colin Smith, 57, who was crushed between a lorry cab and its trailer in September 2006.

Firm fined over unsafe scaffolding

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found that employees a building firm who were working on a house extension could have fallen up to four metres as the scaffolding had no edge protection - creating a risk of serious and potentially fatal injuries.

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