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    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th DEC 2014

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 17th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER AT PLANT DEPOT

    Death caused by lack of training and disorganised & chaotic site

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    Updated on 16th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MOBILE PLANT, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler, TELEHANDLERS, training

    BUILDER CAUGHT SHORT TWICE IN FIVE DAYS

    Failure to heed HSE advice prompts preemptive prosecution

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    Updated on 15th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ASSESS LEAD RISK

    Workmen treated in hospital following lead dust and fume exposure

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    Updated on 12th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS OCTOBER 2014

    Latest HSE fatality records reveal two deaths during October 2014

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    Updated on 12th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    FIRM LACKED COMPETENT SAFETY MANAGMENT

    Fall followed failure to implement risk assessment findings

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    Updated on 11th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, MANAGEMENT, PROSECUTIONS

    APPALLING STANDARDS AND SHOCKING DISREGARD

    Company and director held to account for non-existent management

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    Updated on 11th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, MANAGEMENT, PROSECUTIONS

    EXCAVATOR STRUCK LIVE OVERHEAD POWER LINE

    Civil engineering contractor failed to induct excavator operator

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    Updated on 11th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, excavator, EXCAVATORS, PROSECUTIONS

    METAL BEAM FELL ONTO BUSY LONDON STREET

    Principal contractor and frame firm fined over injury and public risk

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    Updated on 11th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th DEC 2014

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 10th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REVERSING EXCAVATOR CAUSED PEDESTRIAN DEATH

    Vehicle lacked mirrors other reversing aids or alarms

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    Updated on 8th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, excavator, EXCAVATORS, PROSECUTIONS

    FIRM FINED £10k OVER IGNORED PROHIBITION NOTICE

    Guards not fitted to woodworking machines despite HSE instruction

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    Updated on 8th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EQUIPMENT, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    DIRECTOR AND H&S CONSULTANT GIVEN PRISON TERMS

    Consultant and contractor failed to stop unsafe excavation work

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    Updated on 8th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM COORDINATORS, CDM DIRECTORS, collapse excavation, coordinator, EXCAVATIONS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    CLIENT AND OTHERS IN COURT OVER SITE FATALITY

    Roofworker slipped to his death under inadequate edge protection

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    Updated on 5th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM CLIENTS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

    INQUEST: WORKMAN DIED TRAPPED BY INFERNO

    Machine worker died after failing to escape from burning building

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    Updated on 4th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION, INQUESTS

    LIFTING BEAM KEY INFORMATION NOT PROVIDED

    Work equipment misused in absence of supplier guidance

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    Updated on 4th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EQUIPMENT, lifting operations, MOBILE PLANT, PROSECUTIONS

    FATALITY: COLLAPSE ON LONDON REFURB PROJECT

    Falling wall crushed workman during pub to apartments conversion

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    Updated on 4th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    HOARDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED TWENTY SHOPPERS

    Fit-out firm failed to erect fit for purpose site fencing

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    Updated on 4th December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM COMPETENCE, CDM DESIGNERS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

    MEWP & STEEL ENTRAPMENT INCIDENT PREVENTABLE

    Firm fined after trainee crushed during building cladding operations

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    Updated on 3rd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, mewps, MEWPS, PROSECUTIONS

    DISMANTLING OPERATION ENDS IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

    Firm failed to plan for open edges at changing work locations

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    Updated on 3rd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, personal protection, PROSECUTIONS

    HEFTY FINE FOR CONTRACTOR ‘SHOPPED’ BY CLIENT

    Domestic client concern prompted call to HSE and prosecution

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    Updated on 3rd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM CLIENTS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd DEC 2014

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 3rd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORK EQUIPMENT CODE AND GUIDE UPDATED

    PUWER guidance material on compliance now published

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    Updated on 3rd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EQUIPMENT, LAW

    CONTRACTOR CLAIMED TO HOLD ASBESTOS LICENSE

    Asbestos insulation board removal put workers and public at risk

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    Updated on 2nd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

    REPORT ON HSE CONSTRUCTION REGULATION

    hselogo1Enforcement increases and health issues rise to top of agenda

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    Updated on 2nd December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION

    FEW OBJECT TO CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION CHARGES

    HSE Fee for Intervention yields £2.5m from construction in 2013/14

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    Updated on 1st December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Fee for intervention, REGULATION

    HOUSEBUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE WORK AT HEIGHT

    Fall from landing leaves plasterer with broken back

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    Updated on 1st December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE LOSE PATIENCE WITH SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

    Three strikes and out ends in prosecution and £10k fine

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    Updated on 1st December 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    CRANE OPERATOR CHEATS DEATH IN POWER LINE STRIKE

    Contractor failed to act on warning concerning overhead electric cable

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    Updated on 27th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    ARCHITECTS PROSECUTED OVER LACK OF INFORMATION

    Information on flammability of timber frame not provided to contractor

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    Updated on 27th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DESIGNERS, designer, FIRE & EXPLOSION, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th NOV 2014

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 26th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FATAL INCIDENT: TWO DIE IN BALCONY FALL

    Iron railings failed during modernisation of luxury London flat

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    Updated on 25th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    2 TONNES OF PLASTERBOARD CRUSHED WORKMAN

    Unsecured boards on fork lift truck fell causing severe injuries

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    Updated on 24th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, MOBILE PLANT, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler, TELEHANDLERS

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015 MORE DEMANDING FOR ALL

    cooperation2New project H&S obligations remain on course for April 2015

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    Updated on 24th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM CLIENTS, CDM CONTRACTORS, CDM COORDINATORS, CDM DESIGNERS

    PENSIONER STRUCK BY FALLING SITE FENCING

    Clear risk to the public which should have been addressed

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    Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

    HSE BASEMENT ‘BLITZ’ CATCHES CONTRACTOR

    Catalogue of failings prompts pre-emptive prosecution

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    Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    POLICE BRING ‘NONCHALANT’ SCAFFOLDER TO BOOK

    Early guilty plea, cooperation and contrition help contractor

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    Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

    DUMPER TRUCK DRIVER DIED IN DEEP EXCAVATION

    Developer and builder prosecuted after truck toppled over edge

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    Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, dumper, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 19th NOV 2014

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 19th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE CONCLUDED

    Stonemasonry company fined £150,000 over lifting operation death

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    Updated on 19th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

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