Archive for December 2009

INDIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSE DISASTER

Posted on 31st December 2009
Over forty die as bridge under construction collapses in India

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MANAGING WORKPLACE TRANSPORT

Posted on 29th December 2009
Management and maintenance failures fined £400k following death

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SCHOOL BUILDING COLLAPSE INQUEST

Posted on 29th December 2009
Roof collapsed during demolition of single storey school building

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TIMBER FRAME FIRE HAZARD

Posted on 29th December 2009
Timber frame suppliers take action on construction fire hazard

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WORKMAN SURVIVES FALL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 29th December 2009
Small roofing contractor fined after fall through roof

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 29th December 2009
Prosecution cases and enforcement added to HSE register

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STOP PRESS: SANTA IN SLEIGH INCIDENT

Posted on 22nd December 2009
Present delivery delay possible after sleigh train hits powerline

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JUST A BIT OF CHRISTMAS FUN

Posted on 18th December 2009

Regulator guidance on the ‘Safe Singing of Festive Music’

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SECURING SAFETY OVER XMAS

Posted on 17th December 2009
Contractors reminded to ‘secure sites’ during shut-down

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SCISSOR LIFT OPERATOR DIES

Posted on 17th December 2009
Workman loses fight for life after MEWP incident

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 16th December 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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TUC CALL FOR NEW DUTY ON DIRECTORS

Posted on 16th December 2009
Report expresses preference for new boardroom H&S duty

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WORKMAN DROWNED IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 16th December 2009
Contractor fined after death on domestic extension project

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THE ABC&D OF CDM-COORDINATOR DUTIES

Posted on 16th December 2009

Time for CDM Coordinators to go on the front foot in 2010?

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TWO WORKMEN SURVIVE TEXAS ROOF FALL

Posted on 16th December 2009
Roof maintenance risks at Dallas Stadium highlighted by 70ft slide

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MOTORWAY DEATH BLAMED ON CONTRACTOR

Posted on 15th December 2009
Poor traffic management led to fatal accident and prosecution

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TELEHANDER FALL FATALITIES

Posted on 15th December 2009
Two deaths highlight danger from telehandler misuse

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OPERATOR TRAPPED BY SCISSOR LIFT

Posted on 11th December 2009
Mobile elevating platform incident leaves operator “fighting for life”

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CLIENT PROSECUTED AFTER FRAGILE FATALITY

Posted on 11th December 2009
Fall through roof on client premises ends in death of workman

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DEVELOPER PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 9th December 2009
Renovation work exposed employees and others asbestos risk

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GAS EXPLOSIONS AT APARTMENT PROJECT

Posted on 9th December 2009
Flats destroyed in two gas explosions at Manchester site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 9th December 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS OCT 2009

Posted on 9th December 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries October 2009

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DRIVING FOR WORK ON MOTORWAYS

Posted on 9th December 2009
‘Through-junction running’ to improve reliability and safety

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HA AND PLUMBER FINED AFTER EXPLOSION

Posted on 8th December 2009
Decommissioning failures led to fatal explosion of back boiler

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CLIENT FINED FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

Posted on 8th December 2009
Asbestos risk not assessed prior to major office refurbishment

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UNSUITABLE TRAFFIC ROUTES CONVICTION

Posted on 8th December 2009
Site of telehandler fatality lacked suitable traffic routes

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HOUSING MAINTENANCE FATAL LADDER FALL

Posted on 8th December 2009
Workman falls from ladder on Hull homes refurb contract

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SAFE OFF-LOADING OF REINFORCEMENT FABRIC

Posted on 8th December 2009
British Association of Reinforcement (BAR) guide to safe off-loading

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FALLING STEEL BEAM CRUSHED WORKMAN

Posted on 8th December 2009
Inquest hears how lifting operation led to erectors death

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CONTRACTORS EXPOSED TO RADIATION RISK

Posted on 4th December 2009
Workers contaminated with plutonium during concrete removal

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LIFT TRUCK OPERATOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th December 2009
A second forklift operator is convicted after workplace deaths

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CONCRETE EXPLOSION HSE INVESTIGATION

Posted on 4th December 2009
Advice issued by regulator following foamed concrete ‘explosion’

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STANDARDS FOR SAFETY NETS

Posted on 4th December 2009
Definitive standards for testing and repairing fall arrest safety nets

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PLANT OPERATOR GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 3rd December 2009
Jury finds telehandler operator responsible for death of co-worker

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DEVELOPER USED DANGEROUS SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 3rd December 2009
Failure to heed safety warnings puts developer in the dock

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CONSERVATIVE PARTY PLANS FOR H&S

Posted on 3rd December 2009
David Cameron outlines approach to H&S under a new administration

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 3rd December 2009
Prosecution cases added to register

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SCAFFOLD DEATH PROSECUTION OPENS

Posted on 1st December 2009
Contractors facing prosecution over the death of a joiner

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FIRE AT TIMBER FRAME FLATS SITE

Posted on 1st December 2009
Regulators to meet with UKTFA after timber frame fire

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SAFER ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Posted on 1st December 2009
Risk during rooflight replacement reduced by working from below

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UNAUTHORISED SITE ACCESS DEATHS

Posted on 1st December 2009
Public deaths highlight the prevention of unauthorised site access

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