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Freight operators fined £6.5 million after death of 11-year-old boy at freight terminal

WH Malcolm Limited, operators of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby, has been fined £6.5m after being found guilty of negligence over the death of an 11-year-old boy in 2017.

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Ship building company fined after employee killed by falling steel post

A Merseyside shipbuilding and repair company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when struck by a 31-foot steel post.

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Company and director sentenced after children were taken ill during diving lesson

A health and safety inspector has paid tribute to emergency responders who came to the aid of several children who were taken ill during a SCUBA diving training session.

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Engineering company fined over £60,000 after employee scalped

An engineering company has been fined after one of its employees suffered scalping injuries when her hair became entangled in a pillar drill.

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Principal contractor fined over £300,000 after worker suffered electrical burns

A vertical farming, glasshouses and energy company has been sentenced after a worker came into contact with an 11,000V overhead power line.

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