Archive for August 2009

HSE REVEALS CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES

Posted on 28th August 2009
Priorities published for 2009 onwards provide clues for action

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 27th August 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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REGULATOR TO ACT ON SILICA CONTROL

Posted on 27th August 2009
Guidance for Inspectors heralds HSE crackdown on silica risk

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FATAL FALL FROM TOWER SCAFFOLD

Posted on 27th August 2009
Major electrical contractor fined after tower scaffold fall in school

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HSE INCIDENT SAFETY ALERT SYSTEM

Posted on 26th August 2009
Recent fatal fall from scaffold prompts issue of HSE safety alert

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MOBILE CRANE CRASHES INTO BUILDING

Posted on 26th August 2009
Crane overturns onto scaffold at Australian University project

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WORKMAN SURVIVES 6M FALL INTO LIFT SHAFT

Posted on 26th August 2009
Miraculous escape after fall into shaft on university building project

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WALL COLLAPSE TRAPS WORKMAN

Posted on 26th August 2009
Builders rescued after collapse of wall during refurbishment work

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ON UAE ‘MEGA’ PROJECTS

Posted on 25th August 2009
Guide to achieving good H&S management on large UAE projects

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER EVENT

Posted on 25th August 2009
Help for smaller builders in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

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WORKMAN INJURED AT POWER PLANT SITE

Posted on 25th August 2009
Falling pipe causes serious injury at power plant construction site

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COLLAPSE OF WALL WAS ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Posted on 24th August 2009
Inquest jury hears of how wall collapse killed local builder

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EXPLOSION CLAIMS AT LEAST TWELVE LIVES

Posted on 24th August 2009
Massive hydro electric station explosion in Russia

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MESOTHELIOMA MORTALITY RATE INCREASES

Posted on 24th August 2009
Model predicts mesothelioma mortality to increase to 2016

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WORK AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

Posted on 24th August 2009
Construction industry conference examines work at height issues

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL ON FARM

Posted on 24th August 2009
Farm worker survives 5m fall during fragile roof repairs

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BASEMENT EXCAVATION PROSECUTION

Posted on 24th August 2009
HSE issues warning of dangers in basement conversion projects

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CARRICKFURGUS CRAWLER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 24th August 2009
Crane misses supermarket manager as it overturns on retail unit

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SAFETY NET CLOSES ON ROGUE SCAFFOLDERS

Posted on 24th August 2009
Major property group announces NASC member only policy

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TOP CUTTING MACHINE SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 24th August 2009
Fatality prompts HSE to issue warning on use of safety devices

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 23rd August 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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EXCAVATOR CAUSES FATAL BLOW

Posted on 13th August 2009
Workman dies after being struck by excavator on building site

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 13th August 2009
Huge excavator, vast volume of water and a predictable outcome?

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS JUN 2009

Posted on 12th August 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries June 2009

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GRANITE CLAD STRUCTURE FATAL COLLAPSE

Posted on 11th August 2009
Structure in factory collapses causing fatal crushing

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SCAFFOLD FATAL FALL ON REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 11th August 2009
Scaffold fall during refurbishment work on south coast home

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 8th August 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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HSE RESEARCH ON COMPETENCY ISSUES

Posted on 7th August 2009
Research published by HSE on two aspects of competency

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NEW YORK FAKE COMPETENCY CARDS

Posted on 7th August 2009
Construction competence scheme undermined by bogus certificates

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DRIVERS WARNED OVER ROADWORKS ABUSE

Posted on 7th August 2009
Highways Agency (HA) and Police crack down on reckless drivers

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CHILD KILLED BY FALLING MATERIALS

Posted on 7th August 2009
Three-year old dies in Canada after material falls from building

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TEENAGER KILLED BY FALLING TREE

Posted on 5th August 2009
Call by mother for manslaughter prosecution rejected 

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OVERHEAD CABLE DEATH INQUEST

Posted on 5th August 2009
Electrocution of grab arm vehicle driver was accidental death

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DAMAGE TO NIE ELECTRICITY NETWORK

Posted on 5th August 2009
NIE report massive increase in third party damage to network

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BOGUS SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND HEALTH & SAFETY

Posted on 4th August 2009
Government consults on proposed new ‘self-employment’ rules 

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CRANE FIRM FINED AFTER DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 3rd August 2009
Tower crane supplier fined after crane collapse during dismantling

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WORKER ARRESTED AFTER DEATH OF COLLEAGUE

Posted on 2nd August 2009
Death during resurfacing work prompts police arrest of roadworker

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