Archive for July 2009

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 31st July 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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TRENCH MACHINERY DEATH

Posted on 31st July 2009
Workman dies when crushed by machinery during gas main works Read the rest of this article »

STEEL SITE REMEDIATION LEGAL BATTLE

Posted on 30th July 2009
Families win right to pursue claim for toxic waste harm

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REGULATOR PARTNERSHIPS TARGET KEY RISKS

Posted on 30th July 2009
HSE and Local Authorities work together on falls and asbestos risks Read the rest of this article »

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE WORKER FROM TOWER

Posted on 30th July 2009
Injured worker rescued during refurb work on iconic tower

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CONFUSION OVER RISK HARMS SMALL FIRMS

Posted on 29th July 2009
Advisory body calls for end to the cost of confusion on H&S risks

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CIVIL ENGINEERS REPORT IMPROVED SAFETY

Posted on 29th July 2009
CECA report accidents on member sites at all-time low

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INDUSTRY BODY STATEMENT ON QUICK HITCHES

Posted on 28th July 2009
Plant Safety Group issues statement on excavator quick hitch safety

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INFLUENCING SMALLER SITES AND BUSINESSES

Posted on 28th July 2009
HSE small firms research produces some unsurprising findings

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CONFINED SPACE DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 24th July 2009
Massive fine imposed after two lives lost in confined space incident

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WORKMAN CLEANING GUTTER CHEATS DEATH

Posted on 24th July 2009
Wooden pallets break fall as workman plunges through fragile roof
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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE DURING CHURCH REFURB

Posted on 24th July 2009
Narrow escape for workers and public as scaffold collapses

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE

Posted on 23rd July 2009
Failure to follow basic health and safety procedures caused fatal fall

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CRYSTALLINE SILICA RISKS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 23rd July 2009
USA and UK regulators provide wealth of information on controls

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LADDER FALL CAUSES SERIOUS INJURY

Posted on 23rd July 2009
Builder seriously injured after fall from ladder during house refurb

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 23rd July 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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UNACCREDITED SCAFFOLDERS UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on 21st July 2009
Yet another major contractor pledges support for NASC members

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FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES PYLON WORKER

Posted on 20th July 2009
Workman survives 7m fall from electricity pylon

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JOIST WORK LEAVES WORKER PARALYSED

Posted on 20th July 2009
Developer fined heavily after workman left in permanent paralysis

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BUILDER GIVEN THREE YEAR JAIL SENTENCE

Posted on 20th July 2009
Manslaughter of young building worker ends in prison for builder

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FACTORY EXPLOSION REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 17th July 2009
Public inquiry concludes loss of nine lives was an ‘avoidable disaster’ 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 16th July 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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CRANE RESCUE DRAMA IN USA

Posted on 16th July 2009
Chattanooga rescue of unwell operator from tower crane

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INQUEST INTO ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 16th July 2009
Coroner hears how fatal fall through roof could have been prevented

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CORONER HEARS OF LOFT CONVERSION FALL

Posted on 15th July 2009
Inquest told how builder fell to his death fitting loft window

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SURVEYOR FALLS TO DEATH FROM ROOF

Posted on 15th July 2009
Fatal fall through roof ahead of major development in the Midlands

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MOBILES OVERTURN DURING RECOVERY

Posted on 15th July 2009
Further incident during Delhi bridge collapse recovery operations

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CHILD SAFETY DURING SCHOOL BREAK

Posted on 15th July 2009
Summer site safety warning to children, parents and contractors

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 14th July 2009
Rail Safety Case on how to develop land and keep residents safe

This short video clip shows how development can take place very close to a railway line whilst the rail operators and local residents live in total harmony.

Stay with it until the train has gone through and you will see what we mean!


BUILDERS GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 14th July 2009
Defendants plead guilty to manslaughter and now await sentence

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FALLEN LIVERPOOL CRANE NOW REMOVED

Posted on 14th July 2009
Tower crane which collapsed is dismantled and removed from site

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TOWER CRANE NOTIFICATION PROPOSALS

Posted on 13th July 2009
Comments sought on new tower crane notification regulations

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MEWP FAILURE REQUIRES RESCUE

Posted on 13th July 2009
Cherrypicker collapses during inspection of underside of bridge

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DELHI BRIDGE COLLAPSE SIX DEAD

Posted on 12th July 2009

Collapsed bridge was subject to repairs at time of fatal incident

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER CONSULTATION

Posted on 10th July 2009
Industry body meets to discuss tower crane register consultation

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS MAY 2009

Posted on 10th July 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries May 2009

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NEW PROSECUTION SYSTEM IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 10th July 2009
Specialist prosecutors will on work-related accidents and fatalities

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 9th July 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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INFORMATION FAILURE AND ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 9th July 2009
Building owners warned to keep accurate records of asbestos

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PLATFORM FALL FATALITY VERDICT

Posted on 9th July 2009
Concrete contractor fined heavily after fatality at Wembley stadium

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RESPONSES TO THE FATALITIES REPORT

Posted on 9th July 2009
Industry and unions respond to Govt report into construction deaths

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 8th July 2009
Inquiry calls for new Building Control, Director and Gangmaster laws

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FATALITIES REPORT IMMINENT

Posted on 7th July 2009
Publication of Government report on construction fatalities imminent

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE IN LIVERPOOL

Posted on 6th July 2009
Crane collapses on occupied apartment block without resident injury

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WATER PIPE JOINT FAILURE INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th July 2009
Contractor injured as pipe joint fails on water project

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PLANT INSTALLATION CAUSES NEAR FATAL FALL

Posted on 3rd July 2009
Failure to plan, manage and monitor causes serious injury 

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MANAGING ASBESTOS GUIDE LAUNCHED

Posted on 3rd July 2009
Online ‘step by step’ guide published on managing asbestos

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SITE SAFETY DURING SCHOOL BREAKS

Posted on 3rd July 2009
HSE issue warning to parents and contractors on child safety

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SAFETY ENGINEER DIED IN ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 1st July 2009
Inquest told that safety engineer fell 12m through rooflight

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PLANT HIRE FIRM MOVE ON EXCAVATOR SAFETY

Posted on 1st July 2009
Excavator fleet quick hitches become fully-automatic for hire firm

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 1st July 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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USE OF REGULATED SCAFFOLDERS IS WIDENING

Posted on 1st July 2009
NASC members now operating across all construction projects

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