Archive for December 2010

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 22nd December 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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INDUSTRIAL ROOFWORK REFURBISHMENT PROSECUTION

Posted on 21st December 2010
Proceedings follow death and failure to appointment competent contractor

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SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL OUR SUBSCRIBERS

Posted on 16th December 2010
Thanks to you all for your support in 2010 and our best wishes for 2011

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CHANGES TO ACCIDENT REPORTING REGULATIONS

Posted on 16th December 2010
‘Three-day’ reporting rule set to change following industry consultation

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PLUMBER FACES TRIAL ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 16th December 2010
Major housebuilder not charged over carbon monoxide death in new flats 

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H&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVED INEFFECTIVE

Posted on 16th December 2010
Longstanding fault in loading dock ended in crushing of workman

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MAJOR TELECOMMS BUSINESS FACES £1/2m IN FINES AND COSTS

Posted on 16th December 2010
Fatal fall caused by failure to ensure appropriate access equipment was used

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BASEMENT DEATH SITE INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Posted on 16th December 2010
Backfill with concrete required to make excavation safe for investigators

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FALL HIGHLIGHTS FRAGILE MATERIAL HAZARD

Posted on 16th December 2010
Contractor prosecuted after roof worker fractures back in fragile roof fall

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GOVERNMENT TO CURB ‘GOLD PLATING’ EU REGULATIONS

Posted on 16th December 2010
New principles to stop GB interpretations of EU law restricting British companies

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 15th December 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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MAJOR ENERGY PROVIDER PROSECUTED AFTER DEATH

Posted on 14th December 2010
Sagging power cable struck by passing car caused death of workman

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BANKSMAN DIED DURING VEHICLE REVERSING OPERATION

Posted on 14th December 2010
Proper training required when relying on banksman during reversing

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CDM CLIENT AND MANAGER FINED FOR FIRE SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 10th December 2010
Workforce and public put at risk during bar refurbishment operations  

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BUILDER PROSECUTED FOR FAILING ON BASIC WELFARE

Posted on 10th December 2010
Refurb contractor repeatedly ignored HSE calls to improve standards

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COLD WEATHER IMPLICATIONS FOR SITE SAFETY

Posted on 9th December 2010
UCATT issues warning on construction site safety in colder weather

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JUDGE BRANDS PROSECUTION DELAY ‘DISGRACEFUL’

Posted on 9th December 2010
Major construction industry players face trial as contractor pleads guilty

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CRANE DRIVER FATALLY INJURED IN RIVERSIDE INCIDENT

Posted on 9th December 2010
Operator died after crawler crane toppled into river during de-silting work 

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WARNING ON UNSAFE CONSTRUCTION ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 8th December 2010
Concern over ‘cheap inferior’ access products flooding the UK market

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TWO DIE AT MERSEYSIDE CHIPBOARD FACTORY

Posted on 8th December 2010
Workmen fatally injured after becoming trapped during plant maintenance

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 8th December 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS REPORT FALL IN INJURIES

Posted on 7th December 2010
National Specialist Contractors Council member injury rate ‘lowest ever’

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY: LOADER DEATH

Posted on 7th December 2010
Incorrect use of loading shovel contributed to death of workman

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ROOF COLLAPSE ON MAJOR RETAILER SUPERSTORE

Posted on 7th December 2010
Shoppers narrowly escape injury as roof collapses under weight of snow

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS OCTOBER 2010/11

Posted on 7th December 2010
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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BUILDER FATALLY INJURED IN BASEMENT PROJECT COLLAPSE

Posted on 5th December 2010
Death of workman highlights recent spate of basement project incidents 

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PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN IN THE USA

Posted on 3rd December 2010
NIOSH publishes plan for integrated national ‘safety by design’ initiative

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CIRCULAR SAW ACCIDENT AT LAMINATE FLOOR FIRM

Posted on 3rd December 2010
Unsuitable machine caused severe injury in laminated flooring factory

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UNIVERSITY FAILED TO MANAGE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 3rd December 2010
Fine imposed after contractor staff exposed to asbestos during fitting CCTV

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BOX GIRDER COLLAPSE CLAIMS SEVEN LIVES

Posted on 3rd December 2010
China bridge collapse caused by “bad construction and poor site management”

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FATALITY ON HOME BUILD PROJECT

Posted on 2nd December 2010
Death of workman following head injuries suffered on new homes site in Kent

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DEMOLITON FIRM FINED AFTER TEENAGER BLINDED

Posted on 1st December 2010
Soft strip demolition worker injured whilst not wearing eye protection

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT

Posted on 1st December 2010
Cable struck during demolition work on Aberdeen redevelopment project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 1st December 2010
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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