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#Health and Safety Authority

# health-and-safety-authority - This year 2022

HSE fined €23,000 over attack on nurses by a patient
# Navan
# Navan

HSE fined €23,000 over attack on nurses by a patient

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 10:00 AM 28,640 Views 9 Comments

The HSE pleaded guilty to four breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 at Trim Circuit Court.

Woman (60s) killed in Laois farm accident
# Laois
# Laois

Woman (60s) killed in Laois farm accident

Feb 1st 2022, 10:14 AM 37,655 Views 0 Comments

A woman in her 60s died in the incident in County Laois.

# health-and-safety-authority - Last year 2021

Lowest number of work-related fatalities since records began reported in 2021
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

Lowest number of work-related fatalities since records began reported in 2021

Dec 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 9,373 Views 14 Comments

Construction sites were the most dangerous workplace for 2021, with 10 deaths reported.

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
# Sent Forward
# Sent Forward

Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers

Dec 6th 2021, 7:59 PM 32,505 Views 0 Comments

The trial is due to go ahead in March 2022.

# health-and-safety-authority - All time

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 37,760 Views 43 Comments

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

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 49,545 Views 25 Comments

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

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 20,407 Views 5 Comments

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

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 22,026 Views 57 Comments

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

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 35,481 Views 6 Comments

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

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 15,417 Views 15 Comments

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

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 64,384 Views 6 Comments

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

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 13,938 Views 17 Comments

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

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 8,790 Views 11 Comments

The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.

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 32,134 Views 4 Comments

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

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 9,946 Views 12 Comments

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 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 22,166 Views 11 Comments

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

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 19,290 Views 1 Comment

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

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 25,723 Views 5 Comments

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

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 20,662 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.

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 55,351 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident.

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 23,432 Views 10 Comments

The accident happened at a potato farm near Stamullen.

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 10,953 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.

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 23,906 Views 7 Comments

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

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 37,414 Views 21 Comments

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

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 32,086 Views 10 Comments

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

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 20,437 Views 17 Comments

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

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 8,674 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Baby boy (1) dies on farm in Kilkenny

Jun 29th 2017, 7:34 PM 46,869 Views 8 Comments

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

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 10,576 Views 21 Comments

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

"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 11,712 Views 1 Comment

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

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 24,180 Views 12 Comments

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

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 25,146 Views 6 Comments

The accident happened yesterday morning in Ballylongford.

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 30,204 Views 16 Comments

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

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 22,355 Views 6 Comments

A second man remains in a critical condition.

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 38,294 Views 8 Comments

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

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 40,961 Views 13 Comments

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

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 48,462 Views 18 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating.

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 20,041 Views 4 Comments

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

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 4,571 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Man (48) dies in industrial accident in quarry

Jan 5th 2015, 8:00 PM 23,071 Views 10 Comments

It was the first workplace accident of 2015.

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