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    CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FALLING

    April brings fatality free start to the ‘new year’ in construction

    HSE report the annual fatal and non-fatal injury statistics on an April-March cycle. We are one full month into the new accounting period of 2009/2010. Brief details of each fatality are now published each month on the HSE website. 

    The published data show no construction fatalities reported to HSE during April 2009 and we are unaware of any fatal injuries during the first two weeks of May. This is a very unusual situation and continues a fall in the number of fatalities seen during the 2008/2009 period. 

    It is likely that when the official figures for 2008/2009 are published later this year the number and frequency of fatal construction industry deaths could be the lowest on record. 

    The end of June 2009 will see publication of a report into construction industry fatalities following the inquiry Chaired by Rita Donaghy.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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    Posted on 16th September 2019

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    Posted on 16th September 2019

    FIRMS FAILED TO MONITOR SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

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    Posted on 12th September 2019

    ASSISTANCE FROM THIRD PARTY PROVES COSTLY

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    Posted on 12th September 2019

    CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

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    Posted on 12th September 2019

    FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM LORRY BED

    Serious injury after failure to provide suitable and clear instructions

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    Posted on 10th September 2019

    COUNCIL FINED £100k OVER VIBRATION FAILINGS

    Excessive use of power tools uncontrolled and without health surveillance

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    Posted on 10th September 2019

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Posted on 28th August 2019

    IMPROVING CDM DESIGNER HAZARD AWARENESS

    Research explores power of “multi-media digital tool” for design hazards

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    DEMOLITION FEDERATION ON RECENT INCIDENTS

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    RAISING COMPETENCE AND MAKING BUILDINGS SAFER

    Life-safety-critical disciplines urged to act on Interim Report

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    BUILDING WORKS COMPROMISED GAS SAFETY

    Company and director fined after work created risk to residents

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

    HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

    Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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    Posted on 9th August 2019

    SOLAR PANEL FIRM AWARE OF FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Workman suffered long-term injuries in 4m fall through rooflight

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    Posted on 9th August 2019

    HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

    Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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    Posted on 9th August 2019

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

    Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    £1M FINE OVER DEATH CAUSED BY EXCAVATOR

    Vehicle driver found guilty at trial alongside CDM Principal Contractor

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

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    Lack of end stop caused gate to fall on 6 year old boy

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    HSE SPEAK AT ACCESS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2019

    AIF National Working at Height Conference November 2019

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

    Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    COMPLETE FAILURE TO RECOGNISE HAVS RISK

    Specialist drilling company and director sentenced over HAVS danger

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    PC AND TWO OTHERS FAILED TO ASSESS WIND EFFECT

    Fall of director from roof caused by ‘Storm Doris’ gust

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    Posted on 30th July 2019

    MAJOR FIRM FINED £400k OVER LIFTING OPERATION

    Fitter loses four fingers as load slides and falls to the ground

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    Posted on 28th July 2019

    NEW HOMES LEFT IN DANGEROUS CONDITION

    Fined for unsafe gas work causing fires at housing development

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    Posted on 28th July 2019
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