Archive for January 2011

JOINTER BURNED IN COMMUNICATIONS MIX-UP

Posted on 31st January 2011
Lack of checks and tests led to unsafe working on cable connection box

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TEN GLASS INSTALLERS DIE IN PHILLIPINES DISASTER

Posted on 31st January 2011
Platform collapse leaves 10 workers dead on Manila apartment block

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FATALITY CAUSED BY INADEQUATE ANCHOR FIXING

Posted on 28th January 2011
Chimney scaffold collapse firms sentenced after steeplejack death 

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INCIDENT: LYME REGIS CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Passers-by narrowly avoid injury as crane topples on south coast seafront

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Two work men recovering in hospital after 10m fall from scaffold

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DISMANTLING OPERATION ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 27th January 2011
Young workman suffered life-changing injuries after 6m fall through roof 

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MAJOR SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN SAUDI ARABIA

Posted on 27th January 2011
Large façade scaffold collapse in Riyadh leaves three dead and 11 injured

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GAS EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION CLEARS ALL PARTIES

Posted on 26th January 2011
‘Low risk’ gas main caused injury and devastation in town centre

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PENSIONER DIED DURING HOME REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 26th January 2011
Opening left in hallway caused fall and death of elderly lady

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FATALITY ON LONDON DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 26th January 2011
Lift shaft demolition incident leaves one workman dead and one injured

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th JANUARY 2010

Posted on 26th January 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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WORKMAN SURVIVED 10M FALL INTO OPEN SHAFT

Posted on 25th January 2011
Developer admits failing to secure safety on new apartments project

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS FAILURE TO TRAIN MANAGER

Posted on 25th January 2011
Leg amputated after floor collapse and fall on poorly supervised refurb site

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DIRECTOR FINE FOLLOWS FARM BARN ROOF FALL

Posted on 24th January 2011
Roof modifications result in workman falling through fragile roof

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WORKMAN FELL UNDER TELEHANDLER FRONT WHEEL

Posted on 24th January 2011
Makeshift handling system lands small builder in magistrates court

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HAND ARM VIBRATION DAMAGE PENALISED

Posted on 24th January 2011
Use of pneumatic drills and grinders caused permanent loss of hand mobility

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FOUR WORKMEN DIE IN STEEL REBAR COLLAPSE

Posted on 22nd January 2011
Tragic incident on building project triggers major Police and HSE investigation

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INCIDENT: CONCRETE PUMPING OPERATION

Posted on 21st January 2011
Concrete pumping unit topples on new homes project in Kent

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INCIDENT: TRENCH SIDE SLUMP ON SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 21st January 2011
Miraculous rescue of groundworker trapped in excavation collapse

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HSE SAFETY BULLETIN: POWERED PERIMETER GATES

Posted on 21st January 2011
Advice for landlords, owners and FM’s on safety in vicinity of gates

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NHS TRUST, CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR IN COURT

Posted on 20th January 2011
Asbestos fibres released during running of cables during refurb work

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US FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORTS

Posted on 20th January 2011
Report on fatal fall from roof through elevator ventilation shaft

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HSL DISCOUNTING HANDLING TRAINING COURSES

Posted on 20th January 2011
Manual handling training available at reduced rates during February

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OVERHEAD CRANE CAUSED CHERRY PICKER INCIDENT

Posted on 20th January 2011
Steel firm prosecuted after workman fell when crane struck MEWP

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DEMOLITION FIRM IGNORED BASIC LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Posted on 20th January 2011
Workman fell through fragile roof causing serious long-term injuries

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LAW COMMISSION CALLS FOR FEWER CRIMINAL OFFENCES

Posted on 19th January 2011
Due diligence and director liability for H&S under consideration for change 

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DEVELOPER FAILED TO ENSURE STABLE GROUND

Posted on 19th January 2011
Property company ignored HSE order to improve earth bank stability

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th JANUARY 2011

Posted on 19th January 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IS NOT A BURDEN ON BUSINESS

Posted on 17th January 2011
Survey results reveal H&S does not cause a great burden to UK firms

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DEMOLITION CLIENT/CONTRACTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 17th January 2011
Inadequate demolition assessment and planning destabilised disused factory

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INQUEST INTO ELECTROCUTION OF BUILDER

Posted on 14th January 2011
Investigators could find “no reason” for actions of deceased workman

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NEW CIVIL SANCTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Posted on 14th January 2011
Hazardous waste and water offences face new tough civil sanctions 

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JUST A BIT OF FUN AT HEIGHT

Posted on 14th January 2011
Experience the thrill of climbing 1778ft communications tower!

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COUNCIL MANAGEMENT ARM FAIL ON ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

Posted on 14th January 2011
Asbestos survey results not communicated to plumbing contractor 

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HSE SUPPORT FOR SMALLER BUILDERS IN NORTH WEST

Posted on 14th January 2011
Builders attend free event prior to 6 month intensive site inspection initiative

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM FACE ASBESTOS FINE

Posted on 13th January 2011
Company failed to conduct asbestos survey and properly plan removal work 

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FALLING CONCRETE SLABS CAUSE M1 FATALITY

Posted on 13th January 2011
Concrete products traveling to construction site crush lorry driver 

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NEW GUIDANCE ON SAFER SCAFFOLDING PUBLISHED

Posted on 12th January 2011
HSE endorses NASC revised standard for scaffolding providers

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12 JANUARY 2011

Posted on 12th January 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY FALLING STACK OF BRICKS

Posted on 11th January 2011
Building worker dies after brick stack incident on new homes site

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FAILURE TO MANAGE LOW FALL RISK ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 10th January 2011
Contractor prosecuted and fined after steel beam lifted on ‘low’ scaffold 

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FATAL FALL FROM INDUSTRIAL ROOF EDGE

Posted on 10th January 2011
Workman died in fall from partially constructed roof over Xmas break  

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BUILDING OWNER PROSECUTED AFTER TRIPLE ROOF FALL

Posted on 7th January 2011
Three workers fall through rooflights in three incidents in three weeks

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CONTRACTOR AND CLIENT FINED AFTER FLT FALL

Posted on 7th January 2011
Four workers seriously injured in fall from makeshift work at height platform 

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COUNCIL ON TRIAL OVER AFTER DEATH OF CHILD

Posted on 5th January 2011
Trial examines responsibility for dangerous wall that crushed young boy

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HSE ISSUES WARNING AFTER SCISSOR LIFT DEATHS

Posted on 5th January 2011
Five deaths in three separate MEWP incidents prompts Safety Alert

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th JANUARY 2011

Posted on 5th January 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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CDM CLIENT, DIRECTOR AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th January 2011
Building contractor fined alongside client after failing to manage safety

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER HYDRO PLANT DEATH

Posted on 4th January 2011
Telehandler driver crushed by boom through cab window opening

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 4th January 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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DUTCH CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AFTER SITE DEATH

Posted on 3rd January 2011
Failure to select the right equipment and plan work led to fatal ladder fall

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