Reminder for employers after two workers killed in the North East

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses to focus on their legal responsibility to ensure lives are not put at risk and make the safety of workers their top priority for 2014. The fresh appeal comes as new figures show that two people lost their lives while at work across the North East in 2012/13 and 941 suffered a major injury. This …

Safety breaches land Sheffield company in court

A Sheffield company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was injured by an unguarded angle grinder. Sam Ashford, 27, of Shiregreen, Sheffield, was using the angle grinder on a stone block while landscaping a domestic property on 9 August 2011 when it kicked back, hitting and slicing his right leg. Mr Ashford, an employee of Ecclesall …