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Safety failings led to asbestos exposure at Dorset school

16-07-2012

The unsafe removal of asbestos insulation boards at a large independent school in Dorset led to several people being exposed to asbestos fibres, Dorchester Crown Court heard.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Sherborne School and Peter Eldridge, the director of a company respon…

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Firm fined after 16-year-old worker's finger amputated

29-06-2012

A West Midlands food production company has been fined after a 16-year-old worker had to have his finger amputated.

The teenager was clearing a blockage on a biscuit crumbing machine at Phoenix Brands Ltd. in Bilston on 25 November 2011.

He reached too far into the hopper and his right hand wa…

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Young people at work

12-08-2011

Following news of a child who suffered burns working on a farm, it's worth pointing out that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides excellent advice for anyone employing young people.

"Young people, especially those new to the workplace, will encounter unfamiliar risks from the jobs they wil…

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