Category Archives: Business

Eight Months in Prison for Company Director after 2010 ‘Death Trap’ Waste Baler Fatality

The managing director of a waste and recycling company in Liverpool has been sentenced to eight months in prison for breaching Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a worker was fatally crushed by a baling … Continue reading

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Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry. The employee suffered severe injuries, … Continue reading

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Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council. Applying to sentences delivered in England or Wales on or after 1 … Continue reading

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Big Seven Supermarkets Plastic Bag Sales Down 86%

Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment. New figures reveal customers of … Continue reading

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Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council. The supermarket chain pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences, dating from August 2014 when a Tesco driver reversed into a member of the public … Continue reading

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Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth. … Continue reading

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DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots. Krzysztof Sontowski, 36, died after he was crushed by a reversing lorry at the site in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, in February … Continue reading

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