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10th January 2014
Throughout the whole of the UK, 148 people lost their lives, and 20,600 suffered major personal injuries. As usual, there are some industries which have proved themselves to be more dangerous than others. Construction, agriculture, manufacturing, as well as waste and recycling made up two thirds of all deaths in the workplace in 2013 – with 39, 29, 20, and 10 fatalities respectively. The regional…
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03rd January 2014
The self-employed 39-year-old man was on the roof of a garage with another employee, clearing moss and rubble, when the work accident took place in January 2012. The corrugated sheet they were on collapsed and the man fell almost three meters onto the concrete floor below. As a result of the fall from height, he fractured his shoulder, sustained brain injury, has been left partially…
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30th December 2013
The 44-year-old former F1 champion had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son yesterday when he fell and struck his head against a rock. Reports state that he was wearing a helmet, but unfortunately still sustained a serious head injury. Despite this, his manager believes that he would not have survived the skiing accident at all had he not been wearing head protection. Schumacher was…
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24th December 2013
The neighbour dispute involves contested ownership of three "modest" pieces of land, which one couple believes form part of their garden and the other couple attests are part of their 800 acre estate in Stock, Essex. In the first instance Judge Patrick Maloney QC visited the disputed land, alongside two property valuation experts, and later ruled in favour of the couple with the estate. However,…
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23rd December 2013
The changes to family law received Royal Assent in July and couples who wish celebrate their wedding on that date will need to register their intention to marry on 13 March. The passing of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act was backed by Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships. It was initially thought that the first same-sex weddings would not take place until the summer, however,…
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23rd December 2013
As in 2013, there will be a number of important changes which firms, and their HR practitioners, should be aware of. One such change, the mandatory Early Conciliation (EC) Scheme, is due to be implemented in April 2014 and will see claimants required to submit details to Acas before making going ahead with a full Employment Tribunal claim. Government findings from the consultation on the…
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20th December 2013
The individual was walking down Lucas Avenue in October last year when they saw men on the roof of the house, working without any apparent safety measures in place. Upon being supplied with photographic evidence, the HSE began an investigation into the working practices of the roofer and his employees. The organisation found that there was nothing to prevent workers from suffering a fall from…
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20th December 2013
Intuitive Surgical, which makes the da Vinci Surgical System, has reported that this high-tech piece of medical machinery could stall during operations due to friction in its arms. The da Vinci Surgical System is used for complicated and delicate keyhole surgery. Adopted for use in many hospitals throughout the world, it can reduce bleeding during operations, lower the risk of complications, shorten recovery times and…
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19th December 2013
The case examined the application of the 1980 Hague Convention on civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and its utilisation alongside provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8. The matter at hand was the return of a child to Australia, its country of origin, from Latvia where it had been taken by its mother when aged three. The mother claimed that the…
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13th December 2013
A 28-year-old man was fitting a registration plate to the top of a tractor cab when he lost his balance and fell from the cross shaft arms which he had been stood on. The incident caused him to sustain multiple skull fractures, two broken arms, one broken wrist, and one shattered wrist. He required more than a month off work following the accident. Furthermore, he…
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