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Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to catastrophic fall

A company based in Glasgow has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries.

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Have fun this festive season but be jolly careful not to start a fire

Christmas is coming early to many households this year as people try and cheer up the end of 2020 – but don’t end up burning your tree down before the celebrations have even properly begun.

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Sentinel Healthcare care home fined after Legionnaires’ disease death

A care home company has been fined £150,000 after one of its residents died from Legionnaires' disease.

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Solar panel company fined nearly £40,000 after subcontractor falls from height

Solar panel company Blue Sun Energy Limited has been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed labourer fell through a rooflight.

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Portugal Legionnaires’ disease outbreak kills nine and sickens dozens

According to the ECDC (The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), an epidemiological investigation is ongoing, including clinical and environmental assessment and sampling for subsequent subtyping and isolate comparison.

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