Man crushed by refuse truck

Two companies were fined after a hearing in Preston Crown Court that saw them plead guilty for violations of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Essex residents will be familiar with the refuse collection vehicles which collect their rubbish. Th....

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Zoo fined after keeper killed by tiger

A zoo in Cumbria has been fined after a member of its staff was attacked and killed by one of the tigers in the zoo's big cat enclosure. At the time of the incident, the facility's owner laid the blame on the woman who was killed, prompting quite a bit of criticism. The case concerning the ....

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Tube maintenance worker crushed in accident

A contract Underground worker was gravely injured while engaged in routine maintenance in early June. The accident happened on the District Line at a tube station which is being redeveloped for Crossrail, the transport project that many commuters in Essex may have heard of. A director for Lond....

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Report details Essex hospital ‘never events’

In Essex, patients who must undergo medical procedures may want to know more about the eight 'never events' that were recorded at Colchester General Hospital for 2015/16. In a report published on May 31, news sources indicate that an undisclosed number of the events actually happened in 2014/15 but ....

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Essex healthcare workers may suffer injuries from obese patients

More and more people in the United Kingdom are obese, and the problems they present for healthcare providers are evidenced by a new report about Freedom of Information data. According to the report, almost 1,000 healthcare workers in the U.K. were injured while trying to care for obese patient....

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