Alton Towers Case Brings 3rd Biggest UK Fine

  Alton Towers Case Brings Third Biggest UK Fine Alton Towers were fined £5M. The owner of Alton Towers has been fined a record £5M for the “catastrophic” rollercoaster crash that left five passengers with life-changing injuries and others seriously hurt. The Judge, Michael Chambers QC, said Merlin Attractions Operations’ safety procedures were “woefully inadequate” …

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Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs

Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a safety committee has recommended.  The risk of salmonella from UK eggs produced to Lion code or equivalent standards should be considered “very low”, the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food said. It said this meant eggs could be served …

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Protecting Your Workers

Slips and trips are often seen as comical but they are a leading cause of accidents. The recent Supreme Court decision re-emphasises employers’ duty to protect workers including those who work out in the community. The UK’s highest Civil Court has ruled that an employer was liable for the injuries of a home care assistant …

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Housing Trust fined after worker sustains life-changing injuries

New Charter Housing Trust has been fined £140,000 after a worker’s hand was struck by a ride-on mower’s blade and his thumb and forefinger had to be amputated. The 24-year-old from Stockport also sustained several broken bones in the accident. The worker was driving a ride-on mower with a grass box attached. When the chute …

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Peanut curry death: Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman jailed.

A “reckless” restaurant owner has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer who had an allergic reaction to a curry. Paul Wilson, 38, suffered a severe anaphylactic shock in January 2014 after eating a takeaway containing peanuts from the Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. Mohammed Zaman, 52, was found guilty …

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Shattered Lives

Over 10,000 employees suffer a major injury as a result of a slip or trip at work every year, some of which they never recover from. Make sure you properly assess the risk to your workers and customers. Things to consider in your risk assessment include: the condition of floors the working environment lighting standards …

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