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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5th February 2018
London Council & Veolia Fined After Worker Crushed By Vehicle

London Council & Veolia Fined After Worker Crushed By Vehicle

A London Borough Council and waste company Veolia have been fined after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 May 2016, an employee of London Borough of Croydon, … Continue reading

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1st February 2018
Skip Hire Company Fined After Lorry Driver Fatally Crushed

Skip Hire Company Fined After Lorry Driver Fatally Crushed

A skip hire company has been fined after a lorry driver was fatally crushed between two vehicles. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 November 2015, Beverley Upton, an employee of MAC Skip Hire Limited, was crushed between her lorry … Continue reading

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29th January 2018
Skip Company Fined After Employee Seriously-Injured

Skip Company Fined After Employee Seriously-Injured

A Stockton-based waste recycling company has today been fined after a worker was injured following a workplace transport accident in September 2016. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 September 2016, the employee of Skippy Waste Services Ltd was walking … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

A 23-year-old man has died after being crushed by a machine at a recycling plant in Cornwall, according to recent reports. It’s understood the employee reportedly became trapped inside a baler yesterday (16 November) afternoon. A spokesman for Devon and … Continue reading

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18th September 2017
HSE Sets Out Waste Sector Health & Safety Priorities

HSE Sets Out Waste Sector Health & Safety Priorities

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its priority areas for the waste and recycling sector in a major new publication. The publication outlines the focus of the HSE over the next 3-5 years over 19 industry sectors. Alongside … Continue reading

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6th July 2017
Fatalities In Waste Sector Almost Double, HSE Report Finds

Fatalities In Waste Sector Almost Double, HSE Report Finds

The number of fatalities in the waste sector has almost doubled in 2016/17 when compared to the national average, according to new provisional data released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Fourteen people died from fatal injuries in the … Continue reading

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24th May 2017
Viridor To Be Prosecuted Over Skip Lorry Death

Viridor To Be Prosecuted Over Skip Lorry Death

Viridor is set to be prosecuted over the death of man who was run over by his own skip lorry at Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth, 2015. According to reports by the Plymouth Herland, the Health and Safety Executive is bringing … Continue reading

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