Archive for April 2009

CONVICTED CRANE COMPANY IN ADMINISTRATION

Posted on 30th April 2009
New company rises from the ashes of tower crane fatality firm

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PROPOSED TOWER CRANE REGISTER

Posted on 30th April 2009
Regulatory impact assessment casts doubt over tower crane register

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FALLS FROM VEHICLES CASE STUDY

Posted on 30th April 2009
New case study added to HSE falls from vehicles webpages

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCHES

Posted on 30th April 2009
Manufacturer and plant hire company join forces to raise awareness

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 30th April 2009
Lack of checks causes gas escape, fire and shopping centre closure

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FALSEWORK COLLAPSE DURING CONCRETE POUR

Posted on 29th April 2009
Risk of falsework collapse should not be forgotten

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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Posted on 28th April 2009
IWMD is time to remember those killed at or by work

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR FINED

Posted on 27th April 2009
Building collapse during refurb project lands director in court

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SITES IN THE CAPITAL FAIL THE SAFETY TEST

Posted on 24th April 2009
North London sites confirm action required across the city

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ROOF FALL CAUSED BY SCAFFOLD DEFECTS

Posted on 24th April 2009
Scaffolding contractor failed to protect roofworker

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NOTIFYING INCIDENTS TO HSE

Posted on 24th April 2009
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurences update

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NEW APPROACHES TO CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 24th April 2009
Northern Ireland contractor provides example of best practice

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PLANT OPERATOR FACES MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Telehandler driver denies manslaughter charge

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Geotech company first charged under Corporate Manslaughter Act

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ADVISE ON CDM 2007

Posted on 23rd April 2009
LA Inspectors to work with construction clients and designers

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE IN CANADA

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Companies face prosecution after two die in structural collapse

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FRAGILE ROOF FATALITY INQUEST

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Coroner hears that roof fall death was “wholly preventable”

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MILTON KEYNES SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Two construction companies committed for trial after scaffold death

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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HSE RESPOND TO ‘ELF AND SAFETY’ CRITICS

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Construction resourcing second only to nuclear says regulator

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RECENT HIGH FINE CASES

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Court fines reflect disquiet over workplace deaths

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LONDON REFURBISHMENT BLITZ

Posted on 21st April 2009
Dangerous practices widespread at South London building sites

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 17th April 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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REFURB COLLAPSE FATALITY IN USA

Posted on 17th April 2009
Workman dies as building collapses during joist replacement

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ASSISTANCE FOR DESIGNERS UNDER CDM 2007

Posted on 17th April 2009
Seminar on designing health and safety into construction

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FOREMAN SLATED BY INQUIRY REPORT

Posted on 16th April 2009
Fatal accident inquiry says foreman put ‘lives at risk’

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR WORKMEN CLEARED

Posted on 16th April 2009
Manslaughter trial halted and workmen found not guilty

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LIFT SHAFT FALL CAUSES SERIOUS INJURY

Posted on 15th April 2009
Site manager falls whilst assisting lift maintenance engineer

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL STARTS

Posted on 15th April 2009
Court to hear cases arising from death of young construction worker

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FATALITY NAMES TO BE DISCLOSED

Posted on 15th April 2009
Names of those involved in workplace deaths now disclosed by HSE

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CRANE COLLAPSE IN JAPAN

Posted on 15th April 2009
Workman and public injured as piling rig crashes beyond site

ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT LICENSE

Posted on 10th April 2009
Company director fined for ignoring survey results and advice

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PARTNERS FINED AFTER SHUTTER FALLS

Posted on 9th April 2009
Workmans leg amputated in falling shuttering incident 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 9th April 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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NEW LEPTOSPIROSIS GUIDANCE

Posted on 9th April 2009
Updated leaflet on leptospirosis risk and control published

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ARCHITECT STRUCK OFF

Posted on 9th April 2009
Prosecution ends in architect removal from professional register 

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FATALITIES REPORT DELAYED

Posted on 7th April 2009
Inquiry into construction industry deaths delayed for 2 months

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CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION

Posted on 6th April 2009
Relaunched CPA website includes free plant safety guides

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SENTENCE AWAITED ON WEMBLEY DEATH

Posted on 6th April 2009
Contractor faces fine after platform fatality at Wembley Stadium 

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HSE CRACKDOWN ON ASBESTOS DUTY TO MANAGE

Posted on 5th April 2009
Widespread ignorance of asbestos management duty prompts action

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER CONFIRMED

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Government commit to tower crane register by April 2010

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COURT OF APPEAL CONSIDERS EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Independent contractor ‘sham’ documents will not work   

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JOINER DIED IN FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Incomplete working platform caused death of Blackpool joiner

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DISMANTLING NOT PLANNED PROPERLY

Posted on 2nd April 2009
Workman seriously injured in fall when dismantling factory floor  

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SAFER ROADWORKS FOR WORKERS AND PUBLIC

Posted on 2nd April 2009
New ‘Chapter 8′ updates advice to make road works safer

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FINE INCREASED ON APPEAL

Posted on 1st April 2009
Scottish Court increases fine after Crown appeal

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GAS SAFETY REGIME CHANGE

Posted on 1st April 2009
‘Gas Safe Register’ takes over form CORGI

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS CONTINUE TO FALL

Posted on 1st April 2009
HSE quarterly data shows falling construction fatalities and injuries

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 1st April 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 1st April 2009
So that’s how MEWPs are intended to be used!

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CRANE COMPANY WARNED OVER WELDS

Posted on 1st April 2009

Contractor gave warning over New York crane repair

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SCOTLAND STANDARDS LOW BUT IMPROVING

Posted on 1st April 2009
Work stopped at one in five Scottish refurbishment sites

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FINED FOR WORKERS SLEEPING ON SITE

Posted on 1st April 2009
HSE warns of the dangers of sleeping on construction sites

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