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Northern Ireland : Workplace accidents increase by 30 per cent in a year

The number of workplace deaths in Northern Ireland has risen by more than 30 per cent in the past year, it has emerged. Investigators at the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) confirmed that 16 people were killed doing their job during 2016/17 compared with 12 the previous year. Farming related acc [...]

Man dies after being overcome by fumes in industrial accident

A 33 year old man has died in an industrial accident in Co Wexford. Gardaí are investigating the incident, which occurred at Foulksmills, New Ross at around 12.30pm last Tuesday. Gardaí said the man was working at a grain store tank and appears to have been overcome by fumes. Medical assistance was [...]

Safety Alert – Passenger Lifts marked with number CE490 installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd

The Health and Safety Authority (The Authority) has been made aware of passenger lifts installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd (no longer trading; currently in receivership since 2011) that are marked with the following “CE490” as the identification for the notified body involved in the conformity as [...]

Father fighting for life after both he and his son (11) fall off teleporter

A father is fighting for life after both he and his 11-year-old son fell from a farming vehicle yesterday afternoon.   The 47-year-old man was airlifted to Tallaght hospital after the accident in Shinrone, Co Offaly. He was later transferred to Beaumont hospital where he remains in a critical c [...]

By |2017-08-25T07:05:20+00:00August 25th, 2017|Assets & Facilities, Compliance & Control, Industry News, News|

UK : Scaffolders fined £26k after untrained worker’s fall

A scaffolding company has been up in court after a worker fractured his skull in a fall and lost his sight in one eye. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of RJ Scaffolding (Bristol) Ltd had to be put into an induced coma for two weeks after falling more than six metres from the scaffol [...]

OZ : Workplace death leads to manslaughter charge

Police have charged a man after a worker died following an incident on a Springfield Lakes construction site earlier this year. A 24-year-old Yarrabilba man, Neil Edward Norris, was on Tuesday charged with one count of manslaughter following Workplace Health and Safety investigations. Just before 2p [...]

Workplace Accident Statistics – Twenty people killed in farm accidents last year

Health and Safety report shows 45 people died in workplace incidents in 2016 Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number of workplace fatalities in the agricultural sector is up from 18 recorded [...]

UK : Scaffold collapse leads to £27k fine

A Dorset based company has been fined £27,000 after a scaffold collapsed only narrowly missed a passer-by. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how Swanage & Dorset Scaffolding & Roofing had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park, Wallisdown, Poole [...]

By |2017-08-14T08:02:36+00:00August 14th, 2017|Assets & Facilities, Compliance & Control, Industry News, News|

Co Tyrone councillor injured in forklift workplace accident

A Castlederg Sinn Féin councillor remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident involving a forklift and metal cage. Kieran McGuire (40) from Aghyaran was transferred to an Intensive Care Unit at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry after undergoing surgery for a broken ankle [...]

Man rescued after fall onto scaffolding at Irish Cement in Limerick

Major Rescue Operation to Recover Worker from Silo A Man has been rescued following a fall onto scaffolding at Irish Cement's plant in Limerick. The worker, understood to be in his late 30s, is believed to have fallen around two metres from a ladder onto scaffolding while working on a large silo at [...]

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