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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Bepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 25 November 2021

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    £6.5m fine for child’s railway death: the sentencing factors

    Why rail freight operator, WH Malcolm Ltd Harrison was fined a record £6.5m after a young boy was electrocuted by one of its overhead power lines.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons LLP on 25 November 2021

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    Let’s examine this

    Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines employers must ensure that lifting equipment – such as forklifts, telehandlers and reach trucks – can be used safely and without risk of injury.

    By Geoff Martin, CFTS on 01 November 2021

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    Caught on camera

    The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness – and immediately warn the driver.

    By Richard Lane, VisionTrack on 01 November 2021

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    Brain injury in sport: why the House of Commons report falls short

    When a group of MPs (Members of Parliament) call for ‘precaution’ to address an unproven link between an exposure and a disease, it invites applause as well as healthy scepticism. Such a call prompts especially these two questions: (1) are the authors truly interpreting the science in a ‘precautionary’ way?; and (2) are they calling for specific action(s) that truly embody precaution?

    By Professor Adam Finkel, University of Michigan School of Public Health on 01 September 2021

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    Rail co. fined £6.5m after boy killed by overhead power line

    WH Malcolm Limited, operators of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby, has been fined £6.5m after an 11-year-old boy was killed by electric shock.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 August 2021


    BA fined £1.8 million for ‘accident waiting to happen’

    British Airways (BA) has been fined £1.8 million after an employee was seriously injured in an incident in the baggage hall at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 July 2021

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    Oakland fined after conveyor belt collapses on worker

    A storage and logistics business has been fined £300,000 in a prosecution brought by Worcestershire Regulatory Services after a worker was seriously injured in an unsafe lifting operation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 June 2021


    BAM Nuttall fined £700,000 after worker run over by dumper truck

    Construction company, BAM Nuttall has been fined £700,000 after an employee was run over by a dumper vehicle.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2021

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    Metro operator fined £1.5m after worker electrocuted by live wire

    A worker who died at a Metro train depot in South Gosforth had been previously seriously injured while working for the same firm, a court heard.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 May 2021