Waste management


    HSE to prosecute following fatal wall collapse in 2016

    Two recycling firms are to be charged over the deaths of five African men who were fatally crushed by a collapsing wall at a site in Birmingham over four years ago.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 December 2020

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    Recycling firm fined for manslaughter of 23-year-old man

    A Cornish waste recycling company has been fined £200,000 for corporate manslaughter after an employee was killed at its Redruth plant.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 November 2020


    Birmingham wall collapse victims demand justice

    “We are black families, our lives matter”: Relatives of workers killed in wall collapse still waiting for justice four years on.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2020

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    How is the waste and recycling sector dealing with coronavirus?

    Along with countless medical and care professionals, frontline staff in the waste and resource management industry are also identified as key workers. And, as the prime minister has unveiled a “conditional plan” to reopen society in the face of coronavirus, the waste sector has been adapting to the new normal for several months.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 April 2020

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    Agency worker who lost leg in crush was not shown site safety rules, says HSE

    Waste management company, Peter Norris (Haulage) Ltd has been fined £140,000 after an agency worker suffered lower leg amputation after being struck by a moving excavator.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 February 2020


    Waste firm fined £1.2m after worker's arm dragged into machine

    A waste recycling company has been fined £1.2m after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 October 2019


    Reckless driving on the spot

    Back in 2016, Biffa, a leading national recycling and waste management provider, launched a campaign to tackle the risk of workers being injured while collecting waste by motorists driving on pavements.

    By Dave West, regional health and safety coach, Biffa   on 01 May 2018