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Posted By Kerry Budworth on 2015-07-29 07:22

Latest Occupational Health News 29/0702015

Here is a short round up of some news from around Britain that caught our eye in the last day or two. 

A council has been sentenced after an incident in which a three-year-old girl was struck by a park ranger's vehicle.

Mansfield Magistrates' Court heard Nottinghamshire Council staff were using a lightweight all-terrain vehicle to travel around the park whilst emptying litter bins at the Robin Hood Festival in August 2011.

Nottinghamshire County Council of County Hall, Fox Road, West Bridgford pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 3(1)(b) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. It was fined £6,000 with £5597 costs.

The utility vehicle on which two staff were travelling in went out of control and collided with a three-year-old child who was seated in a pushchair. The little girl suffered bruising to her head and leg.

The original article can be seen Hort Week .com at http://www.hortweek.com/council-sentenced-park-injury-toddler/parks-and-gardens/article/1357984

Road worker dies after suffering serious injuries in 'industrial accident

A Balfour Beatty road worker, believed to be in his late 20s, has died after suffering serious injuries following an "industrial accident" on the M3 on Monday morning.The accident happened just before 10.15am on Monday between J1 A316 ( Sunbury / Staines ) and J2 for the M25.A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called just before 10.15am to reports that a man had been seriously injured at the side of the M3."We sent an ambulance and an ambulance car to the scene and were joined later by an air ambulance."Sadly, despite our best efforts, the man died at the scene."

The original article can be viewed on Get Surrey .co.uk at http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/m3-closure-road-worker-dies-9736381

Miraculous escape for rough-sleeper rescued from bin lorry in Nuneaton

In some good but scary news nonetheless, a rough-sleeper escaped serious injury despite being tipped from an industrial bin into the back of a refuse truck.Police had earlier said the man may have suffered “life-changing injuries” as the rubbish was crushed, but paramedics have now confirmed that, despite some pain in his legs and back, he was unharmed.

The original article can be seen on the Coventry Telegraph .net at http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/miraculous-escape-rough-sleeper-rescued-9743454