Archive for March 2009

WELDER ELECTROCUTED IN FLOODED SPACE

Posted on 31st March 2009
Water entering confined space ends in death of welder

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN EXETER

Posted on 31st March 2009
Property damaged and public in shock after scaffold falls

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HSE REFURBISHMENT BLITZ UPDATES

Posted on 31st March 2009
West Country tops enforcement whilst the Highlands are praised  

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FIRM CONVICTED OVER CRANE FATALITIES

Posted on 28th March 2009

Jury convicts crane company and “significant” fine expected
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MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE IN MANCHESTER

Posted on 26th March 2009
Driver left suspended and rescued from overturned crane

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 25th March 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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FATALITY ON MAJOR LONDON PROJECT

Posted on 25th March 2009
Workman thought to have died in MEWP incident

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REFURB PROJECT BLITZ LATEST RESULTS

Posted on 25th March 2009
HSE inspections find poor performance and green shoots of progress

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HSE TO CONCENTRATE ON ‘SMALL SITES’

Posted on 25th March 2009
Focused, practical and robust plan to raise small site standards 

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FINED FOR UNSAFE ROOFWORK FROM LADDER

Posted on 24th March 2009
Diary owner prosecuted for risky roof repair

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SCAFFOLD POLE INJURES PASSER-BY

Posted on 24th March 2009
Contractor fined after scaffold pole hits pedestrian

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MISSING EARTH CAUSES SCAFFOLDER DEATH

Posted on 24th March 2009
Council fined after scaffolder electrocuted by faulty light 

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INADEQUATE ASBESTOS SURVEY PROSECUTION

Posted on 23rd March 2009
Company fined after inaccurate asbestos survey leads to exposure

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POOR RISK MANAGEMENT FINED

Posted on 23rd March 2009
Failure to take proper precautions results in fine and criminal record

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BOARDROOM ADVICE FROM HSE CHIEF

Posted on 23rd March 2009

Top 10 Tips from HSE for Boardroom H&S Leadership

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REFURB ‘BLITZ’ SHOWS MIXED RESULTS

Posted on 23rd March 2009
Aberdeen refurb projects slated as Eastern Counties improve

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR COMMITS TO NASC

Posted on 20th March 2009
NASC member only policy for scaffold contractors

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BUILDING CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Posted on 20th March 2009
Work at height can be carried out safely without ‘Shattered Lives’

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SKIP LOADING DUMPER OVERTURNS

Posted on 20th March 2009
Contractor fined after truck driven by untrained operator overturns

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CONTRACTOR RAIDED FOR ILLEGAL WORKERS

Posted on 19th March 2009
London construction company raided by UK Border Agency

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FATALITIES DURING FIRST DAYS ON SITE

Posted on 19th March 2009
Recent deaths in Canada and US support ‘newer worker’ theory

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NORTH EAST REGIONAL SAFETY EVENT

Posted on 19th March 2009
Half-day free construction safety event for managers and workforce

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DEVELOPERS WARNED NOT TO CUT CORNERS

Posted on 18th March 2009
Campaign moves to engage developers at Olympia Show

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CALCULATING PROJECT DURATION

Posted on 18th March 2009
New online tool helps predict the length of a construction project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 18th March 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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PROSECUTION AFTER SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th March 2009
Workforce and public put at risk by scaffold falling on railway 

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COLOGNE BUILDING COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 18th March 2009
Contractor seeks to calm investors as second body found in rubble 

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EFFECTIVE SAFETY MESSAGES

Posted on 17th March 2009
‘Trojan Horse’ messages to influence awareness and behaviour

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COLLAPSE OF TOWER CRANE TRIAL

Posted on 17th March 2009
Court told ‘management vacuum’ and ‘mistake’ led to two deaths

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HUMAN FACTOR RESOURCES

Posted on 17th March 2009
HSE conference on ‘human factors’ is relevant to construction 

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REFURB PROJECTS FAIL THE TEST

Posted on 16th March 2009
Widespread HSE enforcement required in refurbishment sector

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PROSECUTION OVER DANGEROUS MACHINERY

Posted on 16th March 2009
Construction products manufacturer failed to maintain precautions

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CAUSES INJURY

Posted on 16th March 2009
Woman injured as scaffold falls in strong winds

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EXCAVATION SAFETY USA

Posted on 13th March 2009
US requires training, competence and authority to stop work

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SCAFFOLD PROSECUTION

Posted on 13th March 2009
Scaffold deficiencies put user and erector before court

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NEW YORK CRANE COLLAPSE REPORT

Posted on 13th March 2009
Investigation blames ‘improper rigging’ as cause of fatal collapse

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 12th March 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 11th March 2009
Dangers of public involvement in construction work

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CRANE PROSECTION TO START

Posted on 11th March 2009
Crown court set to hear crane double fatality case

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FORK LIFT INQUEST

Posted on 11th March 2009
Inquest hears of factors leading to forklift overturn and fatality 

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OLYMPICS PARK HITS SAFETY TARGETS

Posted on 11th March 2009
Workforce achieves another million hours without a reportable injury

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AUSTRALIAN SUSPENDED PLATFORM DEATH

Posted on 11th March 2009
Painter dies and worker hangs in harness as platform collapses

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MIGRANT WORKER SAFETY

Posted on 10th March 2009
HSE recruit Outreach Workers to raise migrant worker awareness

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CRANE FATALITY IN LONDON

Posted on 10th March 2009
Workman crushed by falling crawler crane jib

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KUALA LUMPUR CRANE DEATHS

Posted on 10th March 2009
Two construction workers die as load falls during lifting operation

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER INQUEST

Posted on 9th March 2009
Driver of excavator hailed as hero after fatal incident

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LADDER FALL PROSECUTION

Posted on 9th March 2009
Log cabin erection contractor fined after ladder fall injury

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECTUTED

Posted on 9th March 2009
Roof fall lands contractors with fines in excess of £100k

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FALLING CHIMNEYS RISING

Posted on 9th March 2009
Building inspectors report increase in chimney collapses

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HOMEBUILDER DENIES ALLEGATIONS

Posted on 9th March 2009
Date set for trial over death of child who fell from scaffold   

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ELECTRIC SHOCK PROSECUTION

Posted on 9th March 2009
Electrical contractor responsible for groundworker cable contact

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COLOGNE COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 9th March 2009
Body of a 17-year-old man recovered from collapsed building

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UNSAFE SCAFFOLDING PROSECUTION

Posted on 6th March 2009
Ineffective inspections fail to detect insecure guardrail

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EXCAVATOR DEATH INQUEST

Posted on 6th March 2009
Failure to insert safety pin led to excavator bucket death

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CONSTRUCTION BLITZ RESULTS

Posted on 6th March 2009
HSE disappointed “basic precautions not in place”

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SHATTERED LIVES TV FILLERS

Posted on 6th March 2009
Short sharp TV filler highlights construction risks

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UCATT FATALITIES INQUIRY EVIDENCE

Posted on 6th March 2009
Construction union proposals for reducing fatalities

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DIRECTOR AND BOARD LEADERSHIP

Posted on 6th March 2009
 
Research reveals need for increased boardroom awareness of guide 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 4th March 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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MAJOR BUILDING COLLAPSE IN COLOGNE

Posted on 4th March 2009
Collapsed building leaves three people feared ‘missing’

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CARPENTERS FACE MESOTHELIOMA RISK

Posted on 4th March 2009
One in 17 carpenters born in 1940s will die of mesothelioma

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GRAB POWERLINE STRIKE UPDATE

Posted on 4th March 2009
Workman fails to survive 11kv powerline strike

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UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION PROSECUTION

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Excavator bucket fall during lifting operation proves fatal  

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Construction deaths Dec 2008 – Jan 2009 show steep decline

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND FINED

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Falling stack of MDF sheets kills young apprentice

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT BELOW PAR

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Widespread enforcement taken on asbestos management

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SCAFFOLDS TO BECOME WORKS OF ART

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Sydney set to ban ‘ugly building sites’ across the city

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BASEMENT FALL INJURES TWO

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Two women seriously injured after fall into building site basement

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WATER COOLER HAZARDS

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Dirty water coolers may be put health at risk

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Workman survives four-storey fall in Melbourne scaffold collapse

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DECEPTION SENTENCE ‘TOO LONG’

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Reduced sentence served by builder who deceived

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REFURB BLITZ IN FULL FLIGHT

Posted on 2nd March 2009
HSE announce 1500 visits to refurb projects in March 2009

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TWO FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Charges follow carbon monoxide death at refurbished hotel

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YOUNG PLUMBER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Plumber electrocuted whilst working in Berkshire property 

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