Archive for October 2010

STEEL BEAM PLUMMETED THROUGH OFFICE CEILING

Posted on 29th October 2010
Contractor fined after load from crane lands in office of estate agent   

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HEADTEACHER FACES HUGE FINE FOR PUPIL FALL

Posted on 29th October 2010
Merseyside head prosecuted after pupil injured in rooflight fall 

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS FAILURE TO ASSESS ROOFWORK RISK

Posted on 28th October 2010
Roofing contractor lands in court after workers found at risk from falling 

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BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN BIRMINGHAM AND BRIDGEND

Posted on 28th October 2010
Workman and four shoppers injured in separate incidents over two days

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LATEST CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS

Posted on 27th October 2010
Stats show construction remains one of Britain’s ‘most dangerous industries’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th OCTOBER 2010

Posted on 27th October 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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COMPETENCE AND PREQUAL QUESTIONNAIRE SIMPLIFICATION

Posted on 26th October 2010
New spec for construction industry aligns with CDM 2007 requirements

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SHP BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD

Posted on 26th October 2010
First place to Turner Access in prestigious safety achievement comp

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WORKMAN SUFFERED FATAL FALL FROM SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 26th October 2010
Developer and scaffolding contractor fined after unsecured board gave way 

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SMALLER CONTRACTOR FINED FOR UNSAFE WORKING

Posted on 25th October 2010
Contractor sentenced after roofwork carried out without proper risk control 

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY MASSIVE BRICK LOAD

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Tipper lorry overturn leaves workman dead on new homes development site

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSE DEATHS RISE STEEPLY

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Trench fatalities highlight the need for safe and speedy rescue arrangements

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REPORTING SITE HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS TO HSE

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Regulator online system fails to provide for anonymous reporting of concerns

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WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMS LIVES OF TWO BUILDERS

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Gable end wall collapses on Suffolk barn conversion refurb project 

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HSE TO MAKE AT LEAST 35% SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS

Posted on 21st October 2010
Regulator to recover more costs whilst reducing burden on ‘low risk’ firms

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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 21st October 2010
Workman struck by vehicle and died collecting traffic cones on motorway

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WORKMAN ELECTROCUTED DURING BUILDING REFURB

Posted on 20th October 2010
HSE and Police investigating after electrical fatality on major contractor site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th OCTOBER 2010

Posted on 20th October 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSE FATAL INCIDENT

Posted on 19th October 2010
Young building worker dies in trench collapse on ‘luxury’ homes development

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REVISED RESUSITATION RULES ISSUED BY HSE

Posted on 19th October 2010
Timetable for compliance with new protocol published for training providers

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WELDING AND CUTTING FUME CONTROL SEMINARS

Posted on 18th October 2010
HSE and AWD offer free seminars on fume control and worker protection 

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MANAGING FALLS RISK IN OFF-LOADING CONCRETE UNITS

Posted on 18th October 2010
Case study illustrates how falls from construction vehicles can be controlled

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GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEM

Posted on 15th October 2010
Lord Young Report: Implications for the UK construction industry

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN FIT-OUT FALLS

Posted on 15th October 2010
Two workmen in serious condition after 10m fall through warehouse ceiling

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS AUGUST 2010/11

Posted on 15th October 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries August 2010

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SITE WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS ENFORCEMENT RISING

Posted on 14th October 2010
Environment Agency becomes pro-active in inspecting and enforcing compliance

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MAJOR CLIENT FACES CDM SENTENCING AFTER GUILTY PLEA

Posted on 13th October 2010
Client, contractors and architects prosecuted following failed lifting operation

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSED 62% BURNS

Posted on 13th October 2010
Lack of basic precautions led to jack hammer striking 11kv cable

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th OCT 2010

Posted on 13th October 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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DUMPER TRUCK INCIDENT ON PLYMOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 12th October 2010
Construction worker ‘critical’ in second serious dumper incident in two weeks  

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ARM SEVERED FOLLOWING CEMENT MIXER ACCIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2010
Worker’s arm amputated after trapping in  cement mixer on schools project 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO DESIGN SAFE HOARDING

Posted on 7th October 2010
Liverpool retail park construction project hoarding collapsed on family    

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HSE PUBLISH UPDATED GUIDE ON CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY

Posted on 6th October 2010
Second edition of Fire Safety in Construction now available for free download

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WORKMAN FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER MOBILE PLANT INCIDENT

Posted on 6th October 2010
Site ‘sealed off’ after workman crushed on new major supermarket project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th OCT 2010

Posted on 6th October 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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NATIONAL WASTE COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER ROAD DEATH

Posted on 6th October 2010
Firm fined £1/4m after roadside worker struck by passing vehicle on busy road

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FALLING GABLE END WALL SERIOUSLY INJURED TEENAGER

Posted on 6th October 2010
Domestic restoration company fined after unplanned wall collapse

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CARBON MONOXIDE RISK ON MASSIVE SCALE

Posted on 5th October 2010
Major pub chain fined £300k after death and failure to inspect gas appliances

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WORKMAN STRUCK BY REVERSING TELEHANDLER DIED

Posted on 5th October 2010
Contractor failed to plan and manage safe movement of construction vehicles

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CARROTS AND STICKS TO INFLUENCE SMALLER BUILDERS

Posted on 4th October 2010
Regulator to target smaller building projects where majority of deaths occur

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H&S REVIEW LEAVES CONSTRUCTION UNTOUCHED

Posted on 4th October 2010
Report by Lord Young to focus on where risk is low and bureaucracy high 

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MIGRANT WORKER DIES IN EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st October 2010
Rescue services unable to save workman trapped in collapsed excavation 

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