HSE International

VIDEO: Crash test shows car safety progression on Euro NCAP 20th anniversary

More than 78,000 lives have been saved since Euro NCAP’s crash safety tests were launched 20 years ago this week. The first tests exposed safety failings…

Engineering firm prosecuted after 18 tonne load hits worker, Kevin Tait, on head

On 24 February 2015, Kevin Tait was using equipment to lift an 18 tonne steel roll at the company’s premises in Braydon-On-Tyne. The load swung, striking…

Forestry worker killed by falling tree in Scottish Borders

Emergency services were called to Sunderland Hall estate, near Selkirk, on Tuesday evening, following reports that the man very badly injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene…

Ireland – Man killed in workplace accident at Connemara harbour, County Galway

Reports say that Terry Toland was working on a barge, just off Ros a Mhíl harbour, Connemara, when he was struck on the head by a piece of industrial equipment…

High health and safety fines extend to non-commercial bodies too, says expert

“The new sentencing regime introduced in February 2016 is having a significant effect in the level of fines imposed in relation to health and safety cases…”

Man rescued by firefighters after falling into cement mixer in County Durham

A man has been rescued by firefighters after falling inside an industrial cement mixer and injuring his leg during cleaning operations…

Woolwich Ferry worker collapses – dispute escalates over health and safety concerns

On Saturday 28, an ambulance was called to the ferry after the engineer collapsed from inhaling fumes in the engine room of one of the boats…

Mates in Mind is the way forward on mental health in construction

Mates in Mind aims to to raise awareness and understanding of poor mental health, giving managers tools, information and training to make construction a healthier workplace…

Why Seaforth tower block demolitions failed – view the Freedom of Information report

New report reveals hidden steel pipes, 15 to 20mm thick and filled with concrete, were the reason for the failed demolition of two Seaforth tower blocks…

Cumbria: Farmworker, 57, killed in tractor accident

Cumbria police confirmed that Stephen Richard Topping, 57, was killed after he was struck by a tractor at Wragmire Bank Farm on Thursday 26 January…

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