Archive for November 2010

SCAFFOLDER FATALITIES ON MAJOR AND MINOR PROJECTS

Posted on 30th November 2010
Inquests hear how deaths occurred during scaffolding works on two projects

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MINOR ROOF REPAIRS REQUIRE PROPER PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 29th November 2010
Builder sentenced after roofers spotted working dangerously on restaurant roof

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RECENT HIGH PROFILE ASBESTOS PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 29th November 2010
Contractors, major retailer and pub chain all fined over asbestos failures

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HEAVY LOAD TRANSPORTATION SPEED LIMITS CHANGE

Posted on 25th November 2010
Increase in speed limit for abnormal loads to improve safety and reduce costs

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FAILURE TO CONTROL FALLS RISK ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 25th November 2010
Firm fined after workers lives threatened by poorly managed risk

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TEENAGER INJURED IN SITE DUMPER ROLL-OVER

Posted on 25th November 2010
Contractor illegally engaged school age youth on building site   

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SCAFFOLDING STANDARDS UNDER CLOSE SCRUTINY

Posted on 24th November 2010
Inspectors prepare for ‘blitz’ on city centre dangerous scaffolding

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CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 24th November 2010
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of excavation collapse fataility

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on 24th November 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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TELEHANDLER CRUSHED CAR KILLING OCCUPANT

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Developer and driver prosecuted after forklift collapse ends in tragedy 

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LORRY DEATH ON DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR PREMISES

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Driver run over by vehicle on premises of demolition/haulage business 

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DEMO RISKS NOT PROPERLY IDENTIFIED AND CONTROLLED

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Workers fall and are injured as stone staircase collapses under their feet

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M25 WIDENING PROJECT BULLDOZER FATALITY

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Family of worker struck by reversing dozer keen to progress investigation

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MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Fatal fall through store rooflight lands company boss facing court trial

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FATAL FALL FROM SCAFFOLDING ON SMALLER PROJECT

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Workman died after falling from scaffolding during minor painting works

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GAS COMPANY FINED FOR UNSAFE ROADWORKS

Posted on 19th November 2010
Dangerously placed metal plate over road trench ‘flipped’ car and driver

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LORRY GRAB FATALITY FIRMS FACE PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th November 2010
Two companies now charged with failing to secure scissor grab safety 

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ROOFLINE REFURBISHMENT ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 19th November 2010
Window and conservatory firm fined for failing to protect from asbestos

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: SKIP HOOK FALSE ENGAGEMENT

Posted on 19th November 2010
Fatality prompts safety notice on potential danger from builders skip

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FACTORY OCCUPIER FINE FOLLOWS FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 17th November 2010
Workman fell through fragile rooflight during poorly planned roof leak repair

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COURT OF APPEAL ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Posted on 17th November 2010
Effectiveness at preventing or controlling risk is central to glove suitability 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on 17th November 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FOR THOSE EXPOSED TO SILICA

Posted on 16th November 2010
Report by HSL considers appropriate health surveillance standards

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MASSIVE DEATH TOLL IN SHANGHAI BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 16th November 2010
Welding work suspected as triggering inferno on scaffolded structure

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ANOTHER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE PROSECUTION!

Posted on 16th November 2010
Midlands contractor fined following failure to locate hazardous services

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ASBESTOS WIDOW BACKS NEW LEARNING PACKAGE

Posted on 12th November 2010
New HSE teaching materials for young apprentices on asbestos dangers

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ACCESS INDUSTRY TRADE BODY TAKES ON NEW MEMBER

Posted on 11th November 2010
Edge Protection Federation (EPF) joins Access Industry Forum (AIF)

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE INJURY PROSECUTION

Posted on 11th November 2010
Breaker excavating in concrete struck 11kv cable causing serious burns

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED FOR FAILED LIFTING OP

Posted on 11th November 2010
Plasterer crushed as timber roof trusses fall during unloading of lorry

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FITTING FUNERAL FOR DEVOTED DIGGER DRIVER

Posted on 11th November 2010
Excavator driver carried to final resting place in the machine he loved

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SMALLER BUILDERS OFFERED FREE SAFETY EVENT

Posted on 11th November 2010
WWTC event aimed to help NW builders with free safety event in Carlisle

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS SEPTEMBER 2010/11

Posted on 10th November 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries September 2010

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POTTERS BAR CRASH PROSECUTIONS COMMENCE

Posted on 10th November 2010
Network controller and contractor to face safety prosecution under HSW Act

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on 10th November 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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HSE SAFETY ALERT:FAILURE OF FROZEN FOOD STORE CEILING

Posted on 9th November 2010
Oxidation and exposure to chlorine cause bolt fatigue and corrosion failure

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MAJOR CLIENT PROSECUTED FOR CDM-C ROLE FAILURE

Posted on 9th November 2010
Workman suffered serious leg injuries during manual handling of prefab wall

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ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION FIREBALL ENGULFS ENGINEER

Posted on 9th November 2010
Major building materials Plc prosecuted after electrical engineer suffers burns

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HSE INSPECTORS TO FOCUS ON SMALLER LONDON SITES

Posted on 8th November 2010
Sites across the capital face safety checks to reduce death and injury

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MESOTHELIOMA DEATH INQUEST LINK TO DEMOLITION

Posted on 8th November 2010
Inquest highlights human tragedies behind mesothelioma statistics

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PROSECUTION AFTER 11KV UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 8th November 2010
Thirteen foot flame erupts after steel bar strikes sub-station cable

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CONCRETE LORRY CRUSHES PASSENGER TRAIN

Posted on 6th November 2010
Vehicle crashes through ‘safe’ bridge barrier onto busy commuter train below

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING PROSECUTION

Posted on 6th November 2010
Refurbishment contractor fined following failure to ensure workforce aware

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BENEFITS OF INVOLVING THE WORKFORCE IN MANAGING H&S

Posted on 4th November 2010
Case studies from construction sector show what can be achieved

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SCAFFOLDING REGULATORY SYSTEM FAILS TO PROTECT

Posted on 4th November 2010
Trade body publishes new criteria for scaffolding erected close to the public

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on 3rd November 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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LADDER TRADE BODY PUBLISHES NEW SAFETY TOOL

Posted on 2nd November 2010
LadderSolve provides straightforward information using ladders properly

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REFURBISHMENT WORK LINK TO SALFORD GAS EXPLOSION

Posted on 2nd November 2010
House at centre of massive blast was subject to kitchen refurbishment

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SME PREQUALIFICATION BURDEN TO BE EASED

Posted on 2nd November 2010
Government commits to making it easier to do business with the public sector

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OBSCURED VISIBILITY ON LOADER PROVED FATAL

Posted on 2nd November 2010
Energy firm heavily fined after workman died in loader incident

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DIRECTOR MANSLAUGHTER CASE HITS BUFFERS

Posted on 2nd November 2010
Corporate Manslaughter prosecution proceeds as case against director halted

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