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Health screening company failed its duty to workers

29-03-2012

A Cornish company has been prosecuted after using unqualified staff to screen the health of workers from dozens of other organisations.

Audio Medical Services Ltd. (AMS) carried out tests inadequately for 59 companies over a period of at least four years across the UK. The company failed to provi…

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Farmworker suffered severe injuries in fall

02-02-2012

A farmworker suffered severe facial injuries after falling 16ft through a shed roof in Cornwall.

Bodmin Magistrates' Court heard self-employed worker, James Best, 24, of Blisland was asked to help remove fibre cement roof sheets from a shed at Park Farm, Washaway, near Bodmin on 12 July 2011.

The …

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Firm fined after technician's death at Cornish factory

16-01-2012

An experienced technician at a plastic products factory in Cornwall was killed after he was crushed between the plates on a machine used to make plastic lids.

Shaun O' Dwyer, 54, originally from North Yorkshire, but living in Redruth died in the incident on 30 May 2008 at Curver UK Ltd's factory …

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Cornish car park owner jailed for ignoring safety

01-06-2011

Nicholas Andrew Eastwood of The Burrows, St Ives, has been jailed for ignoring safety issues on land he owns.

Truro Crown Court heard that following a complaint, inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the land, they found part of the land being used as a car park near the edge…

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