Monthly roundup of industry news

Company fined £850,000 after worker falls from ladder

Safestyle UK has been sentenced after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg.

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Center Parcs fined £250,000 after child breaks wrist

The holiday firm Center Parcs has been fine £250,000 for health and safety offences after an eight-year-old girl broke her wrist during a tree climbing exercise.

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Asbestos removal company and managers sentenced after forging documents

An asbestos removal company and two of its managers have been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the HSE.

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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles - by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.

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£40,000 fine following East London fire death

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay £40,000 following the death of a woman at a fire at a block of flats on the Isle of Dogs.

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