Monster energy drink to be sued over teen death
Back in 2015, a teenager named Dustin Hood drank 3 and a half cans of Monster Energy drinks within 24 hours.
These supersized cans held 680ml each, meaning he drank in total over two litres of high...
Published on the 22/03/2017
Samsung blames faulty batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire
Samsung has been engaged in fierce competition with Apple to be the top mobile phone provider in the world. Consumers have witnessed the two brands constantly spewing out countless smartphones, each o...
Published on the 14/03/2017
University of Northumbria fined for allowing two students to overdose on Caffeine, equivalent to 300 cups of coffee
The U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined the University of Northumbria for an experiment that quickly went south, putting the lives of two students in danger.
As part of a laboratory ex...
Published on the 07/03/2017
Residential care home fined after resident choked to death
A residential care home provider has been fined after one of their elderly residents choked to death on uncut meatballs; even though the care providers were explicitly instructed to cut up the food fi...
Published on the 02/03/2017
A chemical company was fined £2.4 million after one employee died from a toxic chemical cloud, and another suffered permanent injuries.
Cristal Pigment UK Limited (formerly known as Millennium Inorganic Chemicals) in Stallingborough, North East of Lincolnshire, was found guilty for breaching their legal duties when one of their worker...
Published on the 06/02/2017
Amtek fined after employee injured hand on drilling machine
Amtek Aluminium Castings (Whitham) Limited was given a fine for health and safety failings after an employee injured his hand using a rotary drilling machine at work. Mr Andrew Gibson was drilling a h...
Published on the 26/01/2017
Supervisor sentenced and fined for negligently exposing workers to asbestos
An asbestos removal supervisor has been fined and sentenced for exposing his team members to deadly asbestos fibres.
Alan Burdett was a supervisor for Asbestos Decontamination Services Limited in B...
Published on the 17/01/2017
Construction employee struck by a 215kg skip due to employer's negligence
Site manager and worker ordered to pay seven thousand pounds in fines and costs
This story serves as an important reminder that employers have a duty of care to their employees for...
Published on the 03/01/2017
HSE says "Slips, trips, and falls” are the most common injuries at work
According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, slips, trips and falls are the most common injuries at work, accounting for over a third of all major work injuries.
Slip incidents are al...
Published on the 22/12/2016
Work claims involving Personal Protective Equipment
Your employer has a legal duty to provide you with a safe workplace where all dangers are removed where possible. Where the hazards pose a risk to employees and cannot be removed (perhaps because it's...
Published on the 13/12/2016