GMB Union says refuse workers should be treated with the respect they deserve as it highlights the 50% increase in refuse worker deaths. GMB says there are one thousand cases of dangerous driving that risks the lives of refuse workers … Continue reading →
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Fatal injuries in the waste and recycling sector are 16 times as high as the average across all industries respectively, according to the latest work-related fatality figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). There were 12 fatal injuries … Continue reading →
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A report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) looks into the “common human factors” underlying worker fatalities in the waste and recycling industry. The waste management and recycling industry accounts for about 0.4% of employees in Great Britain. … Continue reading →
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A lead recycling company was sentenced after a worker was trapped under a load of falling scrap lead. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 5 May 2016 an employee of H J Enthoven Ltd was operating the overhead crane, lifting … Continue reading →
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A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station. Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 … Continue reading →
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RRS London Waste Papers Ltd has been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of its employees. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a RRS London Waste Papers Ltd worker was found dead inside the compaction … Continue reading →
Viridor Waste Management Ltd has been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at a hospital in Plymouth. Plymouth Crown Court heard how, on 8 June 2015, at approximately 7am, Lee Jane, an employee … Continue reading →
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Recycling company, Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma in October 2011. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how a “massive explosion” occurred at the … Continue reading →
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