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Amazon Warehouse Injuries

Amazon has been in the headlines again as investigations reveal hundreds of injuries at their warehouses. Amazon has been known to be a wonder of automation, efficiency, and speed, with its Amazon Prime deadlines, such as order by 2pm and get next day delivery. The online giant’s strict targets and quotas put immense pressure on…

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300kg Glass Hits Worker

300kg of glass fell onto a work in Australia resulting in severe injuries to his head and shoulder. It is not yet know how the pane of glass came to fall on the sixty-seven-year-old man. The ambulance crew and a specialist medical team attended the scene and were fast-acting to assist the gentleman. What is…

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Construction Worker Falls From Roof

A man who had fallen onto a roof at a construction site on Eskdale Terrace in Jesmond, has suffered multiple injuries that were classed as non-life threatening. The Air ambulance crew were responders to the scene and treated his injuries before he was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.  …

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Workplace Accidents Abroad – It’s not just Britain!

Over the last few weeks, I have written articles on fatalities and the issues and risks employees face in the workplace. My last two articles dealt with a fatality in a greenhouse and on a building site.  This recent article on 24/7 Wall Street makes it clear that it is not just in this country…

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Worker Loses Two Fingers Due To Moulding Machine

It has been reported that company William Lee Ltd has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following investigations into an accident that took place on 28th February 2018 after worker loses two fingers. The Dronfield based engineering firm, who manufactures automotive components, was found to have had inadequate risk assessment in place…

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Workman Dies On-Site At University Of Birmingham

Following on from my article a few days ago detailing the death of an employee working in a greenhouse environment, it is sad to read that two employees were injured in a workplace accident on the grounds of the University of Birmingham last week (one fatally). It is reported that the equipment being used at…

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Chatham Greenhouse Workplace Accident

Many people treat the coming of a new year as a new start and, for businesses, that could mean an overhaul of their procedures or a review of workplace safety. The importance of this is highlighted in an article in the Blackburn News about a Chatham Greenhouse workplace accident, which highlighted the catastrophic dangers employees…

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Couple in Fatal Work Accident – Faulty McDonald’s Drinks Machine

Two teenage lovers electrocuted by a faulty McDonald’s drinks machine had just finished secondary school in the Peruvian capital, Lima, having both found jobs at their local chain of the fast-food outlet. The pair had been working there for around six months. The girl was working with the drinks machine when she suffered an electric…

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Many accidents occur in factories and warehouses each year involving forklift trucks powered pallet trucks and other equipment which is very dangerous if not used safely; Oakwood can support any personal injury compensation claim involving an industrial accident in the UK.

There are important questions that need answering before liability can be determined for an industrial accident claim. Accidents can occur when equipment is either faulty or used incorrectly. Accidents can be caused by dangerously stacked pallets or goods or they can be caused by the negligence of colleagues who may be careless or even under…

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Vending Machine Company Has to Pay Thousands of Pounds after Employee Falls Through the Roof

A vending machine supplier employee suffered minor cuts and bruises when he fell through a roof in at work in Skelmersdale, a court was told. The 40-year-old employee from Runcorn who has requested that he remains anonymous was clearing out the gutters at Paragon International Ltd on 4th September last year when he fell around…

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