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Frosty outcome over safety breach

One of Wrexham's biggest companies has been ordered to pay a total of £33,000 after two forklift truck drivers were badly injured. Frozen food firm Pann Krisp pleaded guilty to breaching the

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Health & safety is the pits for steel company

A steel producing company has pleaded guilty this month to health and safety breaches after an employee received life-threatening burns as a result of falling feet first into a pit of hot chemicals...

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Rail worker injured by train

A rail worker has lost both his feet while helping to manoeuvre a nine carriage train. The vehicle was in sidings close to Harlow Mill Railway Station in Essex, on Wednesday 22 August 2007, when th...

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WEEE are the first!

A Newtownabbey firm has become the first company in the UK to be declared as an authorised facility for the recycling and disposal of electronic computer hardware. Asset Management Ireland (AMI) i...

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Fine for concrete firm

Two businessmen have been jailed for the manslaughter of a worker who was crushed to death at a concrete plant. The 28 year old technician was killed at the Concrete Company on the Longwater Indust...

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No flexibility in fine for Rigid

Two companies have been fined £115,000 for breaching health and safety legislation after an employee suffered serious head injuries after being struck by a car leaving the premises of Rigid C...

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Large fine for ASDA

Asda has been ordered to pay a total of £97,500 by Dorchester Crown Court after one of its workers was crushed by a forklift truck and left permanently disfigured. The 42 year old was working in th...

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New fatal injury statistics released

Launching the latest work related fatal injury statistics this month, Health and Safety Commission Chair Sir Bill Callaghan said the loss of 241 lives is unacceptable and is...

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Worker dies after fume exposure

An inquest has heard how a lack of ventilation and a poor working practice could have led to the death of a business man who was found slumped over a drum of chemicals. The 58 year old man became o...

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Waste exemptions eased

The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (DoE NI) have this month announced their intention to revise the application process for agricultural waste exemptions...

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Councillors in huff over Drumaduff

Councillors in Limavady have expressed concerns over unauthorised dumping at the Drumaduff landfill site near Dungiven, which has been closed since 6 July 2007. The Environment...

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Innovative fuel not just a load of crop

With the world's oil reserves running out, the pressure is on to produce '"home-grown" biodiesel to keep our vehicles running. In light of this, Northern Ireland farmers are carrying out their own...

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Environmental plans set for take off

The Belfast site of plane maker Bombardier is joining a research project to improve the environmental performance of aircraft engines. The five-year £95 million Environmentally Friendly Engine (EFE...

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Standard delivered!

The standard, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements, has now been published and will eventually replace OHSAS 18001:1999 in due course. There have be...

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NI want to cut workplace deaths

Economy Minister Nigel Dodds has said this month that he is doing everything in his power to reduce the level of deaths and injuries in the workplace. Mr Dodds was speaking at the release of the la...

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