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Construction company fined £70,000 for safety breaches

A Yorkshire construction company has been fined £70,000 for safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries. A 48-year-old employee of KDS Construction was working in a two-metre-deep excavation in September 2016 when he was struck on the head and pinned down by a large segment of concrete. He suffered multiple injuries, including fractures…

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Playing our part in global asbestos awareness

Health and safety organisations are marking this as Global Asbestos Awareness Week. Each year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe…

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Forklift truck driver crushed to death

A glass recycling company has been fined £180,000 after after a forklift truck driver was crushed to death on his first day at work. Ian Aliski, 29 died when his truck overturned at the Recresco site in Ellesmere Port on April 26, 2010. He had been hired on a four-day contract and was just a…

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Companies fined for breaching asbestos regulations

Two Yorkshire-based companies have been fined for breaching asbestos regulations. Leeds Crown Court heard how the now-liquidated Hallmark Design and Shopfitting began refurbishment works for Berry’s jewellery outlet, owned by Berens and Company Ltd, when it disturbed materials containing asbestos in August 2014. Once Hallmark Design and Shopfitting realised it had disturbed asbestos they arranged…

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