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Workplace Compliance News - August 2017

£1m fine for Aldi after Health and Safety breaches
Aldi Stores Ltd have been fined £1 million and ordered to pay £70,000 costs, following a prosecution brought by Amber Valley Borough Council over Health and Safety breaches at their Somercotes store.
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Misuse of confetti cannon results in serious injury
An accident in which a woman in a Liverpool night club was blinded in one eye has led to a warning about the incorrect use of special effects equipment. Kitty Dollah was seriously hurt when a cannon was discharged during a Boxing night celebration in 2013, at Liverpool’s ‘super club’, Cream, in Wolstenholme Square.
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Tata Steel UK Limited fined for uncontrolled release of toxic substances
A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe.
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Company fined £250,000 after crushing leaves worker with brain damage
A passenger air transport firm has been fined after an employee suffered brain damage after being crushed by hangar doors in Bedfordshire.
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Crossrail contractor fined £1m following three incidents
A joint venture comprising of three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1m following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker.
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