Archive for October 2009

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCING

Posted on 30th October 2009
Guideline on sentencing Corporate Manslaughter offences published

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN HIGH WINDS

Posted on 29th October 2009
Inadequate ties and improper inspection ends in scaffold collapse

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FMB REJECT PLANS FOR ‘SELF-REGULATION’

Posted on 29th October 2009
Federation of Master Builders doubt plans for earned autonomy

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A LEGAL EAGLE WRITES

Posted on 29th October 2009
Recent prosecutions suggest offences heard at ‘wrong’ venue?

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WORK-RELATED DEATHS CENTRE CLOSES

Posted on 28th October 2009
Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA) closes down amid turmoil

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ASBESTOS EXPOSURE ON DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 28th October 2009
Two businesses and a director fined after asbestos dust exposure

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UK HEALTH AND SAFETY RECORD BEST EVER

Posted on 28th October 2009
HSE reports that Britain is a ‘healthier and safer place to work’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 28th October 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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TEMPORARY STRUCTURE LARGEST IN EUROPE

Posted on 28th October 2009
Scaffolders construct monster temporary roof over listed building

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DOUBLE FATALITY RAILWAY PROSECUTION

Posted on 28th October 2009
Rail operator and contractor fined £1.m+ over death of rail workers

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STEEL BEAM FALL CAUSES DEATH OF LABOURER

Posted on 27th October 2009
Contractor fined after manual handling of steel beam ends in fatality

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CANADIAN TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 27th October 2009
Operator has miraculous escape as Toronto crane fails

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DIRECTORS FINED AFTER EXPLOSION DEATH

Posted on 23rd October 2009
Danger from flammable vapours exposed by tragic welding fatality

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TELEHANDLER OPERATOR FINED

Posted on 23rd October 2009
Operator fined for dangerous practice and fraudulent certificate

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CRANE INCIDENT OPERATOR INTERVIEW

Posted on 23rd October 2009
Operator of collapsed crane on Merseyside left paralysed

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TILE RECLAMATION FAILS SAFETY TEST

Posted on 22nd October 2009
Firm fined after worker breaks spine during roof tile reclamation

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NEW SAFETY CHIEF AT BAM

Posted on 22nd October 2009
BAM Construct UK Ltd appoint new director of health and safety

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HSE SET TO LAUNCH SAFETY BULLETINS

Posted on 21st October 2009
Safety Alert system about to be launched to aid prevention

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 21st October 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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EARNED AUTONOMY PLANS UNVEILED

Posted on 21st October 2009
Conservatives publish ‘HSE Lite’ plans for health and safety

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REFURBISHMENT PROJECT PROSECUTION

Posted on 16th October 2009
Workman fell when walls removed during refurbishment project

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER EVENT

Posted on 16th October 2009
North Wales construction firms offered free safety event

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OVERHEAD POWER LINE STRIKE PROSECUTION

Posted on 16th October 2009
Principal contractor, scaffolding contractor and director all fined

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HSE CHAIR ON WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS

Posted on 15th October 2009
Olympics project declared example of ‘genuine partnership’

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STEEL ERECTION FATALITY IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 15th October 2009
Workman dies as steelwork collapses during frame erection

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 15th October 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER

Posted on 13th October 2009
Chartered Institute of Building calls for alternative to Register

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 13th October 2009
Industry body explains why NASC membership matters

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS AUG 2009

Posted on 13th October 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries August 2009

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LANDORD JAILED FOR 16 MONTHS

Posted on 13th October 2009
Gas risk and perverting course of justice ends in jail sentence

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LONG REACH MEWP DEATH IN US

Posted on 13th October 2009
Workman dies as mobile elevating platform topples

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SAFER FLOOR SURFACES BY DESIGN

Posted on 11th October 2009
Guidance on law concerning design of workplace floor surfaces

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HIGH FINE PROSECUTION

Posted on 10th October 2009
Dozer fall fatally injures workman during lifting operation
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SCAFFOLD OVERTURN PROSECUTION

Posted on 9th October 2009
Overturning tower causes injury and long term psychological effects

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ASBESTOS DEATHS CIVIL LIABILITY

Posted on 9th October 2009
Mesothelioma caused by asbestos but employer not negligent

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USEFUL CRANE SAFETY WEBSITE

Posted on 8th October 2009
US website provides space to share crane safety information

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ONLINE CRANE OPERATOR TRAINING

Posted on 8th October 2009
Provider offers online training for crane and MEWP operators

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 8th October 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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HEFTY FINES FOR CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR

Posted on 7th October 2009
Workers and public exposed to asbestos during roofwork

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CRANE CONTRACTOR TAKES POSITIVE ACTION

Posted on 7th October 2009
Incident and prosecution combine as spur to further improvements
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DUMPER TRUCK DEATHS AND INCIDENTS

Posted on 7th October 2009
Young worker run over by dumper truck and concrete yard man dies

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ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN TO RELAUNCH

Posted on 7th October 2009
The Hidden Killer Campaign re-launches 2 November 2009

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FALLING DEBRIS FROM TOWERS

Posted on 7th October 2009
Calls for stricter control after debris falls from Calgary sites

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LORRY DRIVER DIES IN TIPPER INCIDENT

Posted on 4th October 2009
Tipper lorry overturns killing driver during offloading in lay-by

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FATAL FALL FROM TANK SCAFFOLD

Posted on 4th October 2009
Welder falls 8m to his death from fermentation tank scaffold

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FALL ARREST FAILS TO PREVENT INJURY

Posted on 2nd October 2009
Lack of training renders fall arrest system ineffective

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