Archive for September 2009

CONCRETE BEAM FALL INQUEST OPENS

Posted on 30th September 2009
Inquiry opens into death of labourer during bridge demolition

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 30th September 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 30th September 2009
Novel and interesting methods to install windows and work at height

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TOWER BLOCK REFURBISHMENT FIRE RISKS

Posted on 30th September 2009
BBC investigation finds high-rise housing not fire checked

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ROOF REFURBISHMENT ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 29th September 2009
Further HSE warning on the dangers of working on fragile roofs

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MILTON KEYNES SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 29th September 2009
Contractor joins Principal Contractor in admitting offences

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CONSTRUCTION SKILLS CARD FORGERS JAILED

Posted on 29th September 2009
Three men imprisoned for forging documents including CSCS cards

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ANALYSIS OF CRANE INCIDENT CAUSES

Posted on 29th September 2009
Singapore Task Force publishes results of crane incident study

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CONSTRUCTION DIVING FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 28th September 2009
Three parties to pay almost £200k after construction diver death

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FIRST FINES UNDER H&S OFFENCES ACT

Posted on 28th September 2009
Health and Offences Act starts to hit the bottom line for offenders

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HSE ISSUES SCISSOR LIFT SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 25th September 2009
Regulator warns of potential structural failures on specific lifts

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FAILURE TO USE PROPER EQUIPMENT

Posted on 25th September 2009
Fall of heavy component during assembly reveals system failure

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SHOOTING RAISES RISK ASSESSMENT PROBLEMS

Posted on 25th September 2009
Action on risk assessment findings is what stops injury and ill-health

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EXCAVATORS AND OVERHEAD POWER LINES

Posted on 25th September 2009
Operator trapped in cab after excavator strikes power cable in US

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36 DEATHS AT INDIAN CHIMNEY COLLAPSE SITE

Posted on 24th September 2009
Power plant chimney collapses during construction

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FATALITY PROMPTS SAFER LIFTING METHOD

Posted on 24th September 2009
Portable building company changes system after tragic death

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AUSTRALIAN MSD TV CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Posted on 24th September 2009
Regulator takes manual handling risks to the small screen

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 23rd September 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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HSE REJECT ASA ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN RULING

Posted on 23rd September 2009
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) disputes HSE asbestos ‘facts’

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LEADING CRANE HIRE COMPANY FINED

Posted on 23rd September 2009
Crane collapsed onto hotel and operator seriously injured

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HSE CUT BACK ON FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS

Posted on 23rd September 2009
First Aid at Work (FAW) training regime to be more ‘flexible’

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PASMA WARNING OVER FAKE ID CARDS

Posted on 22nd September 2009
Tower association urges employers to check for fake PASMA cards

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MIGRANT WORKER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Posted on 21st September 2009
HSE launch initiative to help London Polish construction workers

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HEATHROW CONTRACTOR LANDS UP COURT

Posted on 21st September 2009
Unsuspecting workman falls from height through defective flooring

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LEADING CRANE HIRE COMPANY IN COURT

Posted on 21st September 2009
One of the largest UK plant hire companies faces prosecution

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED MOTORCYCLIST

Posted on 20th September 2009
Firm fined after traffic management inadequacies injure biker

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BARGE AND CRANE COLLAPSE INQUEST

Posted on 18th September 2009
Survivors describe how barge and crane crashed into sea

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INQUEST INTO CRANE DEATH HALTED

Posted on 18th September 2009
Witness refusal to answer questions causes inquest delay

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RESEARCH PROVIDES A LIFT FOR MEWPS

Posted on 18th September 2009
Study shows mobile elevating platforms are safe and effective

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 18th September 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 18th September 2009
Time running out for ladder safety wind up

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FREE CUMBRIAN CONSTRUCTION EVENT

Posted on 17th September 2009
Free major safety event tackling deaths and injuries in construction

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POWER LINE STRUCK DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 17th September 2009
Workman survives 11kV line shock and fall from roof

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RANDOM ALCOHOL TESTING ON THE RISE

Posted on 17th September 2009
Major contractor introduces on-the-spot drug and alcohol checks

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MYSTERY DEATH ON WIND TURBINE

Posted on 16th September 2009
Maintenance worker dies whilst at height on Scottish wind farm

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FATAL ROOF FALL DURING REFURBISHMENT

Posted on 16th September 2009
Worker dies falling through rooflight during refurb of factory roof

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STREETWORKS FATALITY DURING SIGN REPAIRS

Posted on 16th September 2009
Workmen killed and colleague seriously injured during streetworks

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FALL ARREST TRAINING PUTS DIRECTOR IN DOCK

Posted on 16th September 2009
Firm and director fined for failures during training of linesman

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FATAL FALL FROM LADDER

Posted on 16th September 2009
Roofline work from ladder claims life of another refurb worker

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FOUR METRE FALL THROUGH FLOOR OPENING

Posted on 12th September 2009
Joiner avoids death after fall through poorly protected floor opening

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 12th September 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FIRM FINED

Posted on 10th September 2009
Failure to maintain electrical installation sparks off prosecution

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INDIAN BUILDING COLLAPSE LEAVES SIX DEAD

Posted on 10th September 2009
Major ‘illegal’ retail building collapses during refurbishment work

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 9th September 2009
Inadequate scaffold ties causes collapse on busy industrial estate
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COSHH OFFENCES ATTRACT HEFTY FINE

Posted on 9th September 2009
Crown Court takes dim view of failure to manage dermatitis hazard

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NEW STANDARD FOR SUPERVISOR TRAINING

Posted on 9th September 2009
Major UK Contractors raise the bar for site supervisor training

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WORKFORCE INVOLVMENT AND SUCCESS

Posted on 8th September 2009
Subsidised training initiatives for employees soon to be launched

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MERSEYSIDE CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 8th September 2009
Foundations to be investigated and crane tests carried out

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CONTROLLING HUMAN COST OF MAJOR GAMES

Posted on 8th September 2009
Delhi 2010 project deaths rise whilst London 2012 remains on track

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER EVENT

Posted on 7th September 2009
Haydock hosts event tackling workplace deaths and injury

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS JUL 2009

Posted on 7th September 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries July 2009

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FAILS ON ASBESTOS

Posted on 4th September 2009
Failure to use licensed asbestos remover ends in hefty fine

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FORK LIFT INCIDENT LEADS TO AMPUTATION

Posted on 4th September 2009
Reinforcement mesh falling from lift forks crushes workman

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WORK AT HEIGHT REGS UNDER SCRUTINY

Posted on 4th September 2009
WAH Regulations 2005 come under House of Lords examination

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LADDER SAFETY INITIATIVE RELAUNCHED

Posted on 4th September 2009
TV ‘star’ launches HSE safe working with ladders campaign

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 4th September 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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HSE MAKES PUBLICATIONS FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Posted on 4th September 2009
Essential construction safety guides now free in pdf format

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THREE INCIDENTS IN THREE WEEKS

Posted on 2nd September 2009
Rooflight fall adds to mounting incident toll in Scotland

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL PROSECUTION

Posted on 1st September 2009
Young roof maintenance worker survives 10m rooflight fall

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ABERDEEN SCAFFOLD FALL FATALITY

Posted on 1st September 2009
Workmen falls from scaffold in second Scottish death in two weeks

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ROOF FALL DEATH DURING DEMOLITION

Posted on 1st September 2009
Migrant worker falls through roof on Aberdeenshire demolition site

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NEW SCAFFOLDING COMPLIANCE TOOLS

Posted on 1st September 2009
Trade association launches useful tools for scaffolders and managers

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