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    MAJOR RAIL FIRM FINE £400k OVER TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Firm aware of risk yet failed to take appropriate precautions

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    Updated on 9th February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FATALITY: NEW YORK CRAWLER CRANE COLLAPSE

    Dramatic video shows collapse of massive mobile crane

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    Updated on 8th February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM DUMPER TRUCK

    Inadequate planning caused fall into truck whilst dismounting

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    Updated on 8th February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL THROUGH ROOF ERECTING EDGE PROTECTION

    Contractor failed to protect worker from asbestos roof light risk

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    Updated on 5th February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

    WINDOW INSTALLATION WORK PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

    HSE warning to those who “under quote” at expense of safety

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    Updated on 5th February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 3rd FEB 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 3rd February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BRICKLAYER DIED UNDER FALLING PACK OF BRICKS

    Poorly organised materials storage and damaged brick pallets

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    Updated on 3rd February 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    ‘DERISORY’ FINE AFTER DEATH REFLECTS MEANS

    Workman died whilst assisting a reversing lorry

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    Updated on 28th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing, vehicles

    ENGINEER DIED WORKING UNDER ‘AD HOC SYSTEM’

    Crane engineer trapped between drive motors and boom

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    Updated on 28th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    £1M FINE FOR MAJOR FIRM AFTER ROAD REPAIR DEATH

    Lorry mounted crane jib swung causing fatal head injuries

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    Updated on 28th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, roadworks, vehicles

    SCAFFOLDING FIRM IGNORED SAFETY STANDARD

    Workman fell in absence of guard rails and fall arrest system

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    Updated on 28th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

    DEATH OF RUNNER CAUSED BY DELAYED ACTION

    Immediate cable ‘de-energising’ would have controlled public risk

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    Updated on 28th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, PROSECUTIONS, public

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th JAN 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 27th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PROCEEDING START OVER STEEL COLLAPSE DEATHS

    hselogo1Four parties face charges over death of four construction workers

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    Updated on 27th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    PUBLIC AND WORKER RISK PROMPTS £1 MILLION FINE

    Firm failed to follow own risk management processes and procedures

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    Updated on 26th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION, gas, PROSECUTIONS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Updated on 25th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    THOUSANDS OF ‘UNSAFE’ CSCS CARDS REVOKED

    Employers urged to check CSCS cards electronically

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    Updated on 25th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM: COMPETENCE, TRAINING

    CULVERT COLLAPSE SURVIVED BY THREE WORKMEN

    Structure stability not properly assessed and work planned

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    Updated on 25th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHIEFS HEALTH SUMMIT

    Vital that industry takes action to improve health as well as safety

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    Updated on 22nd January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ASBESTOS, MSD & ULD, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION

    UCATT CONCERNED OVER FATALITIES IN LONDON

    Union claims majority of deaths involve ‘migrant workers’

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    Updated on 21st January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, TRAINING

    FATALITY: FALL SUSPECTED ON NEW INDUSTRIAL UNIT

    Workman dies in fall during warehouse construction

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    Updated on 20th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: LULL BEFORE THE STORM?

    HSE enforcement opportunities enhanced by new regulations

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    Updated on 20th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, REGULATION

    KEY SCAFFOLD SAFETY GUIDANCE UPDATED AND FREE

    NASC publish revised SG4:15 online for free download

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    Updated on 20th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th JAN 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 20th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE COMMITS TO RISK MANAGEMENT SIMPLIFICATION

    Upcoming strategy to target “well meaning over-complication” by others

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    Updated on 19th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANAGEMENT, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

    FIRMS FINED AFTER WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL

    Principal Contractor in dock with contractor partners

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    Updated on 19th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    SCOOTER PLUNGED THROUGH BELOW PAR BARRIER

    NHS prosecuted after pensioner died in mobility scooter 4m fall

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    Updated on 18th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

    DIRECTOR FINED OVER FALL AND FAILURE TO REPORT

    Fall through fragile rooflight not notified to HSE under RIDDOR

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    Updated on 18th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM: DIRECTORS, PROSECUTIONS, riddor

    TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROOF COLLAPSE

    Permit to work system not enforced by Principal Contractor

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    Updated on 18th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    MAJOR WINDOW FIRM FINED OVER VAN ROOF FALL

    Drivers left in the dark over loading and unloading equipment

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    Updated on 18th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    CONCRETE WORKER SCARRED FOR LIFE BY BURNS

    Company failed to understand the hazard and control the risk

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    Updated on 18th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, PROSECUTIONS

    FATALITY: WORKER DIES ON MAJOR BRIDGE PROJECT

    Death on Third Don Crossing construction project in Aberdeen

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    Updated on 14th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL 60FT ON HOSPITAL SITE

    Fall from scaffolding erected at the rear of the hospital

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    CONTRACTORS FINED HEAVILY OVER ELECTRIC SHOCK

    Risk from overhead power line not assessed and uncontrolled

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: DESIGNING IN THE DARK?

    HSE criticised over lack of designer guidance on risk avoidance

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM: DESIGNERS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER RAIL DEATH

    Firm failed to close railway line during maintenance work

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th JAN 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR

    HSE advice on application of CDM 2015 in the entertainment industry

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    Updated on 13th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015

    CLIENTS & CONTRACTORS ASBESTOS ERROR FINES

    Two cases where refurbishment / demolition survey lacking

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    Updated on 7th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, CDM: CLIENTS, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS OCT – DEC 2015

    Latest HSE fatality records reveal one deaths during Oct – Dec 2015

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    Updated on 7th January 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

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