15th June 2018
HSE Report Looks Into Fatalities In Waste & Recycling Industry

HSE Report Looks Into Fatalities In Waste & Recycling Industry

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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11th June 2018
Lead Recycling Company Sentenced After Worker Injured

Lead Recycling Company Sentenced After Worker Injured

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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4th June 2018
Company Fined Over 500k Following Overhead Power Lines Incident

Company Fined Over 500k Following Overhead Power Lines Incident

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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1st June 2018
Waste Paper Company Sentenced After Worker Death

Waste Paper Company Sentenced After Worker Death

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

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23rd April 2018
Viridor Sentenced Following Runaway Lorry Fatality

Viridor Sentenced Following Runaway Lorry Fatality

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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5th March 2018
£30,000 Fine For Recycling Site Explosion And Fire

£30,000 Fine For Recycling Site Explosion And Fire

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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23rd February 2018
Rochdale Recycling Company Fined After Worker Injured

Rochdale Recycling Company Fined After Worker Injured

A Rochdale recycling company has today been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 March 2016, the Anglo Recycling Ltd worker suffered a compound fracture whilst working on … Continue reading

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16th February 2018
Spotlight On Waste Industry’s “Contrasting” H&S Performance

Spotlight On Waste Industry’s “Contrasting” H&S Performance

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), has today (16 February) launched a new health and safety report, which looks at what the ESA is calling “contrasting performance” across the industry. ESA’s policy advisor, Stephen Freeland says the Health & Safety Executive’s … Continue reading

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