Archive for July 2011

TWO MAJOR CONTRACTORS FINED OVER MOTORWAY DEATH

Posted on 31st July 2011
Engineer fell to his death from motorway embankment during maintenance work

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PUBLIC RISK PROMPTS PRE-EMPTIVE PROSECUTION

Posted on 29th July 2011
Roofwork tile and other debris puts pavement users in great danger 

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SITE MANAGER AWARE OF MISSING EDGE PROTECTION

Posted on 29th July 2011
Homebuilder prosecuted over failure to properly plan for risk 

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NO BLAME IF RISK ASSESSMENT ‘PROVED WRONG BY EVENTS’

Posted on 29th July 2011
Landowner cleared of negligence over death whilst HSE take action elsewhere

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COUNTY COUNCIL PROSECUTED AFTER OVERHEAD STRIKE

Posted on 27th July 2011
Narrow escape for driver after lorry mounted crane jib hits cable 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th JULY 2011

Posted on 27th July 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SKIP HIRE FIRM WORKMAN DIED IN TYRE EXPLOSION

Posted on 26th July 2011
Training and supervision necessary for high risk maintenance work not provided

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SUPERVISION FAILS ON SMALLER RENOVATION PROJECT

Posted on 25th July 2011
Inadequate fall protection leaves workman seriously injured

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SCHOOL CHILDREN AT RISK FROM CONTRACTOR FAILINGS

Posted on 25th July 2011
Workman seriously injured during fall through school building rooflight

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NEW CHARGES PROPOSED FOR CDM 2007 NON-COMPLIANCE

Posted on 24th July 2011
HSE cost recovery plans set to change the construction safety landscape

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JAIL SENTENCE FOR PLUMBER AFTER HOME EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st July 2011
Pensioner suffers 21% burns after work on gas by unregistered plumber 

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CONCRETE PRODUCTS WORKER ARM SEVERED IN AUGER

Posted on 21st July 2011
Vital maintenance safety procedures not communicated to key worker

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CONTRACTOR ERRS ON SCAFFOLDING SAFETY AND ASBESTOS

Posted on 21st July 2011
Work without required license for asbestos removal ends in court

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FATALITY: TELEHANDLER DEATH ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 21st July 2011
Driver dies as telehandler overturns on major retail and residential development  

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ELECTRICIAN ENGULFED IN FUSE BOX FIRE BALL

Posted on 20th July 2011
Horrific burns caused when work took place in live fuse box  

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th JULY 2011

Posted on 20th July 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MAJOR RETAILER AND CONTRACTOR GUILTY ON ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 20th July 2011
Client failed to allocate sufficient time and space for safe working

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SAFETY NET FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES TWO LIVES

Posted on 17th July 2011
Freak just of wind put fall arrest and rescue plan to the ultimate test

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FATALITY: TELEHANDLER CONTACT WITH OVERHEAD CABLE

Posted on 17th July 2011
Incident in Australia highlights electrocution risk to MEWP users

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‘HOMEMADE’ FALL ARREST FAILS THE SAFETY TEST

Posted on 17th July 2011
Contractor prosecuted after compromising safety on roof refurb project

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FATALITY: FALL FROM SCAFFOLD ON DOMESTIC PROJECT

Posted on 14th July 2011
Workman dies in hospital after fall during external painting works

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DEBATE ON DESIGNER ROLE IN CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 13th July 2011
Access Industry Forum (AIF) publish designer conference debate online

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th JULY 2011

Posted on 13th July 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SCHOOL PROSECUTED OVER FALL DURING REFURB JOB

Posted on 12th July 2011
Recladding kitchen exterior by caretaker ended in fall from platform

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WATER MAIN LEAK CAUSED CHAOS IN LINCOLN STREET

Posted on 12th July 2011
Incident highlights potential health and safety risk from water main leaks

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ACTION TO END COMPETENCE CARD SHORTCOMINGS

Posted on 12th July 2011
Industry and HSE consider competence Card Registration Authority

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FATALITY: INQUEST OPENS INTO SITE DEATH

Posted on 12th July 2011
Young construction worker died from traumatic brain injuries

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REVIEW OF CDM REGULATIONS RESEARCH FINDINGS

Posted on 10th July 2011
Positive results for CDM 2007 despite bureaucracy, complexity and ambiguity

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TEMPORARY WORKS NOT PROPERLY DESIGNED FOR SAFETY

Posted on 9th July 2011
Workmen fell on refurb project when concrete pour triggered decking collapse

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FINAL DEFENDANT SENTENCED OVER EXCAVATOR DEATH

Posted on 8th July 2011
Company failed to act upon HSE guidance on quick hitch safety precautions

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FATALITY: SHOPFITTER STRUCK BY FALLING DEBRIS

Posted on 8th July 2011
Workman dies from severe head injuries on shopping centre refit project

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PROSECUTIONS AFTER FIRMS IGNORE ASBESTOS WARNING

Posted on 8th July 2011

Surveyor warned of fork trucks operating in asbestos contaminated areas

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DUTCH FOOTBALL STADIUM COLLAPSE RESCUE UNDERWAY

Posted on 7th July 2011
Roof collapse probably related to construction work at the stadium

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CONTRACTORS AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 7th July 2011
Fragile roof light fatal fall occurred during refurb cladding operations  

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DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING SCAFFOLD BOARD IN IRELAND

Posted on 7th July 2011
Company failed to take preventive action during record high winds

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UNSTABLE STRUCTURE COLLAPSED ON DEMOLITION TEAM

Posted on 6th July 2011
Failure to properly assess and plan demolition work caused injury

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GIRDER STRUCK WORKER ON DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 6th July 2011
Effective separation of people and excavators not achieved on demo site 

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MAJOR CLIENT REPORTS REDUCTION IN PROJECT ACCIDENTS

Posted on 6th July 2011
Effective supply chain management secures compliance and reduced harm  

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TEENAGER SEVERED HAND ON VERTICAL PANEL SAW

Posted on 6th July 2011
Timber frame firm failed to provide training during first week at work  

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FATALITIES MAY 2011

Posted on 6th July 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th JULY 2011

Posted on 6th July 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SMALL BUILDER FAILED TO PROVIDE SAFE PLATFORM

Posted on 5th July 2011
Incident and prosecution highlights risks on smaller domestic client projects

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SCAFFOLD FATALITY ON IOW PROMPTS HSE INITIATIVE

Posted on 5th July 2011
Building workers and scaffolders urged to attend a free half-day safety events

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROVISION FOR SMALLER FIRMS

Posted on 5th July 2011
Article explores why SMEs should invest in occupational health services

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MEDICAL FITNESS FOR OPERATING CONSTRUCTION PLANT

Posted on 4th July 2011
Industry Plant Safety Group issues fitness to work consultation document

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PROTECTION AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE

Posted on 4th July 2011
HSE website highlights need for awareness of hazards, risk and precautions

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‘BIG SOCIETY’ SOLUTION TO CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROBLEM

Posted on 1st July 2011
HSE Construction Chief challenges major players to do more for the minors

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FIVE DIE IN INDIAN CRANE CLIMBING INCIDENT

Posted on 1st July 2011
Pin ‘snapped’ during task of increasing tower crane height in Bangalore

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