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Perenco workers rescued from platform in UK sector of North Sea after gas leak 23 August 2017

Ten offshore workers had to be rescued from a normally unattended platform off the Norfolk coast following a gas leak. The platform, owned by offshore energy company Perenco, had to be shut down to evacuate the crew and has yet to resume operations. The company confirmed no one had been injured during the incident....

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UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns 14 August 2017

A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

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UK car repair company fined after fatal fire 07 August 2017

The employer of a man who died after suffering extensive burns while cleaning a spray booth at the company’s base in Derbyshire has been fined. Nottingham Crown Court heard how on 26 May 2012, the employee of LW Smart Repairs Limited suffered series burns after a pressure washer ignited a highly flammable vapour. The worker later died in hospital as a result of his injuries....

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HSE served prohibition notice on Shell over Brent Charlie gas leak in May 04 August 2017

Shell was served with a Prohibition Notice by the UK offshore safety regulator over concerns a gas leak on its Brent Charlie platform in May could have led to an explosion. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) took the enforcement action on 27 May, according to information published by the regulator on its website on August 2....

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HSE releases annual UK workplace fatality figures 13 July 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatalities in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 (a rate of 0.43 per 100,000 workers), the second lowest year on record....

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UK steel company fined £1m after worker severely burnt in explosion 30 June 2017

Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Limited (SFEL) has been fined £1m ($1.3m) after an oxygen pipe exploded in front of a worker on 9 August 2013 causing severe third degree burns. He was initially not expected to survive, having been kept in a coma for several weeks and undergoing several skin grafts....

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UK waste recycling company fined £220,000 after worker scalded 09 June 2017

A waste company was sentenced on June 7 after one of its workers received severe burns to his upper body and face. Teesside Crown Court heard how the worker was injured on 17 October 2014 when he was seriously scalded by hot ash and water at the Stockton-on-Tees site of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Tees Valley Ltd....

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HSE publishes Business Plan for 2017/18 18 April 2017

The UK Health & Safety Executive has published its Business Plan for 2017/18, which includes a continuing focus on reducing the likelihood of low-frequency, high impact catastrophic incidents in high hazard industries, as well as supporting the UK’s exit from the European Union. The article below is the HSE’s outline plan for the period, signed off by CEO Richard Judge and Chair Michael Temple....

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£600,000 fine for UK council contractor after worker receives electric shock and burns 15 March 2017

Amey LG Ltd was fined £600,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,498 after being found guilty  of breaching Regulation 25 (4) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 at Gloucester Crown Court after a contractor's employee was seriously injured in an incident on 29 May 2015. ...

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HSE settles FFI adjudication case before High Court hearing 06 March 2017

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has settled a judicial review of its FFI cost recovery scheme out of court before a planned High Court hearing on 8 March 2017. Facilities management company OCS Group brought the case to review the arbitration process for the HSE’s Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme, under which charges are levied on companies for inspections and investigations....

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