Old Bailey hears of “systemic failure” before 16-year-old drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher. © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015 A company running a network of children’s homes is facing a huge fine after a teenager drowned on a trip to a Norfolk beauty spot. Umar…

Liverpool Lime Street wall collapse: Train 'almost hit debris'

Image copyright Network Rail Image caption The wall collapse blocked all four lines into the station A train carrying 150 passengers was "seconds away" from crashing into a huge pile of debris, a union said. An estimated 200 tonnes of…

Firm's £146k safety breach

A REPUTABLE family-run business has been slapped with a hefty fine after health and safety failures led to an accident at work in which one of its employees died later in hospital. James Dunkerley Steels, of Higginshaw, was fined £146,500,…

Costain claims £6m for defective M1 safety barriers

Costain is pursuing a £6m claim against Tarmac for remedial work on a stretch of concrete safety barriers along the M1. The Enquirer first reported in June 2015 that newly installed barriers between junctions 28 and 31 were being cut…
Health and Safety look away now! Vintage images from the early days of roller coasters show a series of very precarious wooden rides Unearthed archive images show the state of roller coasters at the turn of the 20 Century at US theme parks  …

Council will pay £570,000 for fire safety breaches in deadly Lakanal House fire in 2009

The Lakanal House fire in Camberwell, of July 3, 2009 Southwark Council has today been fined £270,000 and will pay £300,000 costs for fire safety breaches in the 2009 Lakanal House fire, which claimed six lives. The council pleaded…

Safety probe launched after worker is injured at Dumbarton whisky plant

The man became trapped underneath machinery at the bottling plant. Chivas Brothers factory in Kilmalid (Photo: Lennox Herald) A safety probe has been launched after a man became trapped under machinery at a Dumbarton whisky bottling…

N&B Foods Ltd director denies perverting the course of justice

  N&B Food Limited A COMPANY director who is accused of hampering an investigation into alleged health and safety breaches is to face trial by judge and jury. Nilesh Chavda pleaded not guilty to a charge…

Butler crushed to death when faulty lift fell on his head

A butler was crushed to death when a faulty lift fell on his head at one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes, a court has heard. Arthur Mellar was helping to free the jammed lift at Burghley House in Stamford when it fell down trapping…