Archive for June 2009

FORK LIFT DEATH CAUSED BY BROKEN WINDOW

Posted on 30th June 2009
Damaged window leads to telehandler operator fatal injuries

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SHANGHI BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th June 2009
Apartment block collapses without warning during construction

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LORRY OVERTURNS DURING LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 28th June 2009
Vehicle mounted crane topples during lifting of materials

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BUILDING COLLAPSE CAUSES INSTABILITY

Posted on 28th June 2009
Collapse following refurbishment work prompts investigation

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SCOTTISH BUILDING FED FEARS FOR SAFETY

Posted on 28th June 2009
SBF Chief fears recession could lead to cutting corners on safety 

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WORKER CRITICAL AFTER FALL INTO WATER TANK

Posted on 28th June 2009
Construction worker falls into empty tank during building work

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LEG OF DUMPER TRUCK DRIVER AMPUTATED

Posted on 28th June 2009
Overloaded dumper was driven by insufficiently trained operator

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ROOFER SAVED BY PROMPT FIRST AID

Posted on 28th June 2009
First aid by fellow worker saves builder after fall from roof

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 25th June 2009
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INDUSTRY BODIES ISSUE MEWP WARNING

Posted on 25th June 2009
Powered access users warned on work in confined overhead areas

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS LOWEST ON RECORD

Posted on 25th June 2009
Latest injury statistics show construction fatalities at all time low

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SCAFFOLDER COLLECTIVE PROTECTION

Posted on 24th June 2009
Australian construction worker invention is spotlighted on TV

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE VIDEO FOOTAGE

Posted on 24th June 2009
Lawyers puts together interesting material on scaffold collapses

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COUPLE GO TO CHURCH IN DUMPER

Posted on 24th June 2009
Plant hire boss takes bride to church on dumper for ‘quick hitch’

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DRIVER INJURED BY OWN DUMPER

Posted on 24th June 2009
Investigators explore how dumper driver run over by his vehicle

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CRANE DOUBLE FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th June 2009
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MOSCOW BUILDING COLLAPSE THREE DEAD

Posted on 19th June 2009
Three construction workers die after renovated building collapses

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HSE QUESTIONED ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 19th June 2009
Select committee probes construction H&S with HSE chiefs

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MOBILE CRANE INCIDENT IN NEW ZEALAND

Posted on 18th June 2009
Mobile crane incident puts children at risk

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STEELWORK TRAPS WORKMAN ON SMALL SITE

Posted on 18th June 2009
Man trapped by steel beam during work on new garage

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COMPANY AND DIRECTOR MANSLAUGHTER CASES

Posted on 17th June 2009
First Corporate Manslaughter Act prosecution opens in court

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EU FATAL INJURY STATISTICS COMPARISON

Posted on 17th June 2009
New statistics show GB leading Europe in reducing deaths at work

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CONSTRUCTION H&S PERFORMANCE IN US

Posted on 17th June 2009
Report reveals construction fatality rate almost fives times GB rate

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 17th June 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE GOES ‘UNDERCOVER’

Posted on 16th June 2009
Clugston Group CEO takes part in TV ‘Undercover Boss’ series

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US SCAFFOLD COLLPAPSE THREE DEAD

Posted on 16th June 2009
Scaffold collapse on residential tower claims lives of three workmen

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INCIDENT LEAVES SCAFFOLDER INJURED

Posted on 16th June 2009
Cause of injury uncertain as scaffolder suffers serious head injury  

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HSE REFURB BLITZ TO HIT ‘DOMESTICS’

Posted on 16th June 2009
Standards on ‘domestic’ refurbishment projects come under scrutiny

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US TOWER CRANE DATABASE PROPOSED

Posted on 12th June 2009
Recent tower crane incidents prompt greater sharing of information

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 12th June 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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LEADERSHIP TOPS THE SAFETY AGENDA

Posted on 11th June 2009
Some flesh added to the bones of HSE Leadership strategy

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NEW YORK CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 11th June 2009
Crane owner warned prior to crane collapse and double fatality

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ROOF FALL FATALITY ON RETAIL UNIT

Posted on 11th June 2009
Roof worker dies after falling through roof of retail unit

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ELECTROCUTION DURING APPLIANCE REPAIR

Posted on 11th June 2009
Appliance repair ends in electrocution and British Gas prosecution

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HSE CONSTRUCTION ENFORCEMENT DECLINES

Posted on 10th June 2009
Prosecutions and enforcement notices issued fall during 2008/09

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US MAN IMPALED AFTER STEPLADDER FALL

Posted on 9th June 2009
Fall from stepladder onto spiked fence could have proved fatal

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FALLS FROM HEIGHT WARNING TO HOME OWNERS

Posted on 9th June 2009
Two home owners die whilst carrying out their own building repairs

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BARRIER FAILS TO PREVENT FATAL FALL

Posted on 8th June 2009
Developer and director fined after fatal fall into building shaft

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CONFINED SPACE HEAT EXHAUSTION DEATH

Posted on 6th June 2009
Workman dies after collapsing during silo cleaning operations

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CONTRACTOR FALLS ON HEATHROW ROOF

Posted on 6th June 2009
Maintenance contract worker injured in fall on airport terminal roof

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AT LEAST FOUR DIE IN INDONESIAN COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th June 2009
Death toll from building collapse during demolition continues to rise

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COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE RISK OF FALLING

Posted on 4th June 2009
Fall from height exposes ineffective reliance on fall arrest system

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CONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW HSE STRATEGY

Posted on 3rd June 2009
HSE challenges construction industry to ‘Be part of the solution’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 3rd June 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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WORKMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER FALL

Posted on 3rd June 2009
Fall from scaffold causes serious injury and worker dies in hospital

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Never upset a man who owns an excavator

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TELEHANDLER PROSECUTION

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Major contractor fined after reversing telehandler injures workman

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

Posted on 2nd June 2009
WWT celebrates 10 years improving construction health and safety

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BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Seminar highlights ‘unseen’ risks in building management

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DUBAI CONSTRUCTION DEATHS FALL

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Conference reports improved safety on Dubai construction projects

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