HSE International

Tata Steel fined £1m after uncontrolled release of toxic substances

In June 2011, a large quantity of toxic Benzole was released at a Tata Steel site in Scunthorpe. Appropriate safety measures had not been taken to prevent ..

Cardiff steel manufacturer fined after Koch Straightener crushes worker’s hand

In October 2015, the worker was removing leftover steel from a Koch Straightener when he trapped his hand between the rotating rollers inside the machine…

Steel firm prosecution: Worker’s leg amputated after being crushed by crane

In June 2015, Felix Trefas, a welder for F. Brazil Reinforcements Ltd, was resetting a faulty overhead crane when his left leg was crushed…

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…

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…

Steel rules do not rule. OK?

The danger of accidents caused by chain wear is one of the most pressing reasons why the HSE first introduced LOLER inspections and, subsequently, the even more exacting procedure for Through Examination…

Bedfordshire metal company fined after agency worker loses foot

Luke Simpson, 24, was injured when a trolley carrying metal stock fell on his legs. His right foot was badly crushed and needed amputating…

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: Turning Steel into Gold

In conversation with Stuart Whitehouse, Director of Business Improvement at Joseph Ash Galvanizing – the UK’s leading galvanizing service provider.

Diecasting firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

An aluminium diecasting producer has been fined £140,000 after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became trapped in a machine.

‘Several thousands of litres of oil’ ablaze at Rotherham’s Tata Steel plant

More than 50 firefighters battled a large blaze at Tata Steel in Rotherham overnight.

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