trips and falls

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    Morrisons fined £3.5m after worker falls to death on stairs

    Morrisons supermarket missed opportunities to prevent the death of an employee with epilepsy, a court heard.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 March 2023

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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