Archive for October 2012

LATEST STATISTICS SHOW CONSTRUCTION REMAINS HIGH RISK

Posted on 31st October 2012
HSE publish provisional workplace injury and ill-health statistics for 2011/12

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 31st OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 31st October 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE REVIEW CONCLUDES NO PROBLEM WITH WAH REGULATIONS

Posted on 30th October 2012
Misinterpretation is main cause of difficulty with Work at Height Regulations

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POWER COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY OVER EXPLOSION DEATH

Posted on 30th October 2012
Maintenance work at electricity substation ended in tragedy 

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INCIDENT: HURRICANE SANDY HITS NEW YORK TOWER CRANE

Posted on 30th October 2012
Pictures show damaged tower crane at tallest residential building in New York

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED ON TEMPORARY WORKS SAFETY

Posted on 29th October 2012
Inadequate support for floor decking caused collapse and lucky escape 

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL INTO 4M DEEP EXCAVATION

Posted on 29th October 2012
Builder suffered cardiac arrest after falling into trench on Herefordshire site

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CONTRACTOR FAILINGS SPOTTED BY PASSING HSE INSPECTOR

Posted on 29th October 2012
Firm prosecuted over unsafe roofwork on primary school premises

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FATALITY: ONE MAN DEAD AND TWO INJURED ON LONDON SITE

Posted on 29th October 2012
Workman falling from platform appears to have struck and injured co-workers

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CONSULTANT PROSECUTED FOR NOT SPOTTING DEFECTS

Posted on 29th October 2012
Client and health and safety adviser both fined over lack of safeguards

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSE IN LEISURE CENTRE

Posted on 26th October 2012
Schoolboy seriously injured after collapse of internal wall at council pool

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WASTE COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER FALL FROM VEHICLE RISK

Posted on 25th October 2012
Tipper driver fell from HGV whilst fixing auto-sheeting safety device

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ROOF LADDER FAILS TO PREVENT FALL OR FINE

Posted on 25th October 2012
Building prosecuted over chimney work without use of scaffolding

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HEFTY FINE AFTER RESIDENTS ALERT HSE TO DEMO DANGERS

Posted on 25th October 2012
Demolition works exposed public and workforce to safety and asbestos risks

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BUILDER FINED OVER FAILURE TO PREVENT INTERNAL FALL

Posted on 24th October 2012
Roof truss installation ends in double fall as beam fails beneath workmen

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY IN DOCK OVER SCAFFOLDING DANGERS

Posted on 24th October 2012
Mobile work platform could have reduced risk to scaffolding labourer 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 24th October 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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GUTTER CLEANING OPERATIONS END IN ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 22nd October 2012
Workman being treated for the psychological effects of fall incident

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 22nd October 2012
SCOSS and CROSS newsletter highlights stud failure, falsework and other issues

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HSE EXPLAINS CHARGING REGIME ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Posted on 22nd October 2012
Fee for Intervention guidance to demolition sector shared in two HSE videos

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COUNCIL FAILED TO PREVENT FALL THROUGH CEILING

Posted on 19th October 2012
Fitting lightbulb for safety sends workman to floor and Council into court 

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT FIRM FINED OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 18th October 2012
Verbal warning fails to protect gutter cleaner from 6m fall through roof

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DIRECTOR FACES PROSECUTION OVER WATER PROJECT FATALITY

Posted on 18th October 2012
Liquidated firm and former director to face safety charges over tank death

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MAJORS TO DRIVE FORWARD SUPPLY CHAIN HEALTH & SAFETY

Posted on 18th October 2012
UKCG launches 10 year health and safety plan for members and their partners

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TRADE BODY FOR LADDERS SHINES SPOTLIGHT LADDER LUNACY

Posted on 18th October 2012
Ladder Association uses Facebook photo campaign to improve ladder safety

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 17th October 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MOTHER TELLS OF MOMENTS BEFORE FATAL WALL COLLAPSE

Posted on 16th October 2012
Parents of child manslaughter victim reveal human cost of builder failings 

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FATALITY: WALL FALL CLAIMS LIFE AND INJURES TWO OTHERS

Posted on 16th October 2012
Collapse of wall on home refurbishment project in Scotland

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FATALITY: MANAGER DIES ON PROJECT IN IRELAND

Posted on 16th October 2012
Death on major educational building construction project

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FREE TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE ON HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 16th October 2012
Assistance and support for all working in construction on health issues

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR PROSECUTED OVER BUCKET ACCIDENT

Posted on 15th October 2012
Failure to check digger attachment security lands driver in court

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FIRMS FEAR HSE CHARGES WILL DAMAGE BUSINESS RELATIONS

Posted on 15th October 2012
Survey reveals worry over costs, consistency and collaboration

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FIRM PROSECUTED AFTER WORKER CRUSHED BY FALLING STEEL

Posted on 15th October 2012
Fatal fall of steel girder triggered by ‘snagging’ of lifting clamp

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MAJOR STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE IN US CLAIMS FOUR LIVES

Posted on 15th October 2012
Press report provides graphic images of car park under construction collapse

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DRIVER FINED AFTER FAILING TO DEPLOY VEHICLE OUTRIGGER

Posted on 15th October 2012
Scaffolding materials crash on to pavement during unsafe lifting operation

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SCOTLAND SITE INSPECTIONS REVEAL MIXED RISK PICTURE

Posted on 12th October 2012
Significant proportion of sites working at height in a dangerous manner

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TRADES UNION CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS SCHOOL ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 12th October 2012
TUC pamphlet warns of “very real” asbestos danger from schools in disrepair

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WORKMEN CRUSHED DURING HANDLING OF GRANITE SLABS

Posted on 12th October 2012
Firm fined over failure to train and provide suitable equipment

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 10th October 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HAND ARM VIBRATION AND NOISE HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Posted on 9th October 2012
Construction and other high risk sectors failing to monitor HAVS / Noise damage

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COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE TRIGGERED ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 9th October 2012
PC fined over deficient CDM health and plan and asbestos blunder

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WORKMAN LOSES LEG IN COLLISION WITH CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 9th October 2012
Provision of high-viz jackets not enough to avoid prosecution and fine

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FATALITIES: ROADWORKER DIES ON KENT ROAD

Posted on 9th October 2012
Kent Police and HSE investigating after a road worker fatally injured

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SAFETY TRAINING FOR WEST OF SCOTLAND CONTRACTORS

Posted on 8th October 2012
Working Well Together provides free event in Dumfries and Galloway

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BUILDER FACES TWO YEAR JAIL SENTENCE OVER CHILD DEATH

Posted on 5th October 2012
Fall of wall on toddler amounted to gross negligence manslaughter guilt

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TWO ARRESTED OVER FALL FROM EXCAVATOR BUCKET FATALITY

Posted on 5th October 2012
Suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence prompts arrests

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY TRACKS OF REVERSING EXCAVATOR

Posted on 5th October 2012
Prosecution follows failure to segregated pedestrians and vehicles on site

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER AND EMPLOYER BOTH PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th October 2012
Parties failed to exclude persons from danger area and use bucket ‘safety pin’

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PUBLIC ‘SHOP’ DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR POSING DANGER

Posted on 4th October 2012
HSE respond to public concerns with advice and preemptive prosecution

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MASSSIVE FINE IMPOSED FOLLOWING ROOF OPENING DEATH

Posted on 4th October 2012
Principal contractor to pay over £1/2m following trial over death of worker

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FATALITY ON 2018 WORLD CUP STADIUM PROJECT

Posted on 4th October 2012
Construction worker falls to his death on major Russian world cup venue

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CLIENT PROSECUTED FOR FAILING TO ASSESS COMPETENCE

Posted on 4th October 2012
Builder left paralysed after fall through fragile rooflight on client building

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC INJURED AFTER FALL INTO EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th October 2012
Court hears how open excavation presented 5m drop that caused serious injury

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SCOSS HIGHLIGHTS LESSONS FROM MAJOR STADIUM COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th October 2012
Dutch Safety Board findings provide useful reminder to UK construction

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES AUGUST 2012

Posted on 3rd October 2012
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal four deaths during August 2012 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 3rd October 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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