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#Health and Safety Authority

# health-and-safety-authority - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos

Nov 29th 2020, 8:30 PM 37,646 Views 43 Comments

Inspections of meat processing plants by the Health and Safety Authority have raised a range of concerns.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 3 August, 2020

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks
# Hsa
# Hsa

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks

Aug 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 49,439 Views 25 Comments

Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 5 June, 2020

Safety expert: 'Some businesses are using return-to-work plans as a fig leaf - they're not sure what it's meant to do'
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

Safety expert: 'Some businesses are using return-to-work plans as a fig leaf - they're not sure what it's meant to do'

Jun 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,368 Views 5 Comments

Workplaces are grappling with the pandemic-related safety requirements ahead of reopening.

# health-and-safety-authority - Saturday 23 May, 2020

A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?
# INspections
# INspections

A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?

May 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,621 Views 57 Comments

Success in re-opening in Ireland is relying on community transmission of Covid-19 not to rise sharply again.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 15 May, 2020

Man dies in suspected workplace accident at Kildare meat processing plant
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man dies in suspected workplace accident at Kildare meat processing plant

May 15th 2020, 11:01 AM 35,238 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 21 October, 2019

Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide

Oct 21st 2019, 6:05 AM 15,321 Views 15 Comments

So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 23 September, 2019

Man (60s) dies in workplace accident after falling from height at Dublin 4 building
# Fatality
# Fatality

Man (60s) dies in workplace accident after falling from height at Dublin 4 building

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:31 PM 64,120 Views 6 Comments

The body of the deceased has since been removed to Dublin City Morgue.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 6 September, 2019

HSA to carry out safety inspection blitz on quarries
# Workplace Safety
# Workplace Safety

HSA to carry out safety inspection blitz on quarries

Sep 6th 2019, 12:48 PM 13,872 Views 17 Comments

More than 50 quarries across the country will be inspected next week.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 30 August, 2019

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles
# Hsa
# Hsa

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles

Aug 30th 2019, 1:09 PM 8,723 Views 11 Comments

The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in west Cork
# Enniskeane
# Enniskeane

Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in west Cork

Feb 26th 2019, 11:22 AM 32,095 Views 4 Comments

His body currently remains at the scene and the Health and Safety Authority have been notified.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,838 Views 12 Comments

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

# health-and-safety-authority - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Investigation launched into sudden death of man (40s) in dockland workplace incident
# Southbank Quay
# Southbank Quay

Investigation launched into sudden death of man (40s) in dockland workplace incident

Nov 15th 2018, 5:58 PM 22,140 Views 11 Comments

Calls have been made for better protection and safety protocols for all dock and port workers.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford
# Sanofi
# Sanofi

Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford

Aug 1st 2018, 2:30 PM 19,204 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened in a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site at around 11.20am.

# health-and-safety-authority - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Investigation launched after man (50s) dies in farming accident in Mayo
# Clogher
# Clogher

Investigation launched after man (50s) dies in farming accident in Mayo

Jun 30th 2018, 4:32 PM 25,653 Views 5 Comments

It is understood that the man may have fallen under a trailer while collecting bales when the accident occurred.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port

Jun 6th 2018, 8:05 PM 20,635 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 12 March, 2018

Man dies after falling from roof at Monaghan hotel
# Workplace Accident
# Workplace Accident

Man dies after falling from roof at Monaghan hotel

Mar 12th 2018, 8:21 PM 55,251 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident.

# health-and-safety-authority - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Man in his 70s dies after being struck by teleporter at Meath farm
# Workplace Accident
# Workplace Accident

Man in his 70s dies after being struck by teleporter at Meath farm

Feb 10th 2018, 11:28 AM 23,391 Views 10 Comments

The accident happened at a potato farm near Stamullen.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)
# Workplace Fatalities
# Workplace Fatalities

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:10 PM 10,916 Views 17 Comments

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim

Nov 28th 2017, 7:34 AM 23,854 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into the incident.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 24 November, 2017

Laois man dies after being struck by large fuse box at St Patrick's University Hospital
# Dublin
# Dublin

Laois man dies after being struck by large fuse box at St Patrick's University Hospital

Nov 24th 2017, 11:56 AM 37,344 Views 22 Comments

He was removed to St James’ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 10 November, 2017

Company fined €125k after employee has four fingers amputated
# Workplace Accident
# Workplace Accident

Company fined €125k after employee has four fingers amputated

Nov 10th 2017, 6:01 PM 31,957 Views 9 Comments

Another employee had died using the same machine several years before.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 11 September, 2017

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
# Safety
# Safety

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,375 Views 17 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,638 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# health-and-safety-authority - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Baby boy (1) dies on farm in Kilkenny
# Johnswell
# Johnswell

Baby boy (1) dies on farm in Kilkenny

Jun 29th 2017, 7:34 PM 46,836 Views 8 Comments

Emergency services were called to the farm at about 3.15pm this afternoon.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
# Precautions
# Precautions

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer

May 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,524 Views 21 Comments

Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"

Sep 13th 2016, 6:01 AM 11,650 Views 1 Comment

Construction Safety Week is trying to get people to be safer in the workplace.

# health-and-safety-authority - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Construction company hit with €250,000 fine for safety breach that killed two
# Building Standards
# Building Standards

Construction company hit with €250,000 fine for safety breach that killed two

Jul 14th 2016, 7:01 PM 23,990 Views 12 Comments

Patrick Gaffney and Sean Mulleady were struck by a 25 tonne section of masonry block wall.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Farmer (65) dies while working on his tractor in Co Kerry
# Workplace Accident
# Workplace Accident

Farmer (65) dies while working on his tractor in Co Kerry

May 3rd 2016, 12:29 PM 25,068 Views 6 Comments

The accident happened yesterday morning in Ballylongford.

# health-and-safety-authority - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Tributes to "good natured young fella" who died in Cork welding explosion
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes to "good natured young fella" who died in Cork welding explosion

Nov 19th 2015, 6:57 PM 29,996 Views 16 Comments

Waterford man Donal Scanlon (21) was on life support before he died.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler
# Donegal
# Donegal

Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler

Aug 25th 2015, 10:15 AM 22,330 Views 6 Comments

A second man remains in a critical condition.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Man dies in tragic accident at work yard in Galway
# Workplace Death
# Workplace Death

Man dies in tragic accident at work yard in Galway

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:10 PM 38,241 Views 8 Comments

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 25 May, 2015

Investigation launched after woman killed by cow in Monaghan
# Farm Death
# Farm Death

Investigation launched after woman killed by cow in Monaghan

May 25th 2015, 10:08 PM 40,924 Views 14 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority were officially informed of the incident today.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Father of Kilkenny hurling captain dies in tragic farm accident
# Co Kilkenny
# Co Kilkenny

Father of Kilkenny hurling captain dies in tragic farm accident

Jan 21st 2015, 8:15 PM 48,305 Views 18 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating.

# health-and-safety-authority - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Eight workers taken to hospital after chemical leak at Dublin plant

Eight workers taken to hospital after chemical leak at Dublin plant

Jan 15th 2015, 7:52 PM 19,989 Views 4 Comments

The company has said it was a small localised leak and an investigation has now been launched.

# health-and-safety-authority - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year
# Farm Safety
# Farm Safety

Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year

Jan 6th 2015, 12:36 PM 4,525 Views 5 Comments

The HSA is warning about a worrying rise in farming accidents.

# health-and-safety-authority - Monday 5 January, 2015

Man (48) dies in industrial accident in quarry
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Man (48) dies in industrial accident in quarry

Jan 5th 2015, 8:00 PM 22,995 Views 10 Comments

It was the first workplace accident of 2015.

# health-and-safety-authority - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:21 AM 42,541 Views 8 Comments

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

# health-and-safety-authority - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two men die in separate workplace accidents
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two men die in separate workplace accidents

Nov 14th 2014, 10:58 PM 34,865 Views 17 Comments

Both incidents took place early this morning, one in Wexford and one in Roscommon.

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft
# Blu Bar
# Blu Bar

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:22 PM 14,926 Views 5 Comments

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

# health-and-safety-authority - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Company fined €30k over death of roof worker following safety breaches
# Hsa
# Hsa

Company fined €30k over death of roof worker following safety breaches

Jun 25th 2014, 7:03 PM 14,403 Views 33 Comments

Juris Baiskis died in 2010 after falling through a roof light.

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