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    Tesco found "highly culpable" after 91-year-old customer breaks hip in fall

    Tesco has been fined £733,333.33 after a 91-year-old customer broke his hip at a Hemel Hempstead store, two months after staff had complained of the risk of slipping on leakage from a refrigeration unit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 January 2020

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    Delivering safer winters: using GPS to transform ice clearance

    When accidents happen, the blame game is never far behind. In an increasingly litigious society, when accidents occur on business premises, they are often followed by legal consequences resulting from breaches in health and safety law.

    By Jason Petsch, GRITIT on 27 January 2020

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    ‘Lapse in focus’ costs WH Smith £0.5m for customer's trapdoor fall

    Stationery supplier WH Smith has been slapped with a bill of nearly £0.5m in fines and costs after a member of the public was left with life-changing injuries when they fell into a basement through a trapdoor on the shop floor at its Taunton store.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 November 2018

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    Bet your boots

    Slips and trips are the leading cause of major injuries in the workplace in the UK, comprising almost one in three of injuries reported under RIDDOR, and forming a significant part of the workplace-injury cost of £5.3 billion a year.

    By Stuart Thorne, U-Power on 11 September 2018