Archive for September 2013

WORKMAN PLUNGED HEAD FIRST IN FLOOR VOID

Posted on 30th September 2013
Removal of floor lacked assessment and simple safe system of work

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS LOOK SET TO FALL FURTHER

Posted on 30th September 2013
In-year work-related deaths reported to HSE and local authorities

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FIRM FINED OVER TWO WATER JETTING INCIDENTS

Posted on 30th September 2013
Leg amputated after incident whilst jetting concrete bridge column   

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC BRAIN DAMAGED BY FALLING SIGN

Posted on 30th September 2013
Developer failed to inspect and maintain sign on major London project

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CDM-C ROLE UNDER NEW CDM REGULATIONS 2015

Posted on 29th September 2013
Safety through design input by project CDM-C needs to be clarified 

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MAINTAINING PORTABLE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Posted on 27th September 2013
HSE update on PAT frequencies and what legislation does/does not require 

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TELEHANDLER AS WORK PLATFORM ENDS IN INJURY

Posted on 27th September 2013
Firm fined for failure to secure platform and use ‘special’ controls  

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER DESIGNER AWARENESS DAY

Posted on 26th September 2013
HSE and WWT Event provides information about CDM 2007

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PLANT HIRE FIRM USED DANGEROUS CLEANING SYSTEM

Posted on 26th September 2013
‘Cable ties’ used on excavator controls to clean with tracks in motion 

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MAJOR BUILDING PRODUCT SUPPLIER PROSECUTED

Posted on 26th September 2013
Modified equipment not assessed for the impact of change on safety

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CABLE STRIKE CAUSED BY CONFUSED COMMUNICATIONS

Posted on 26th September 2013
Contractor fined over failure to manage underground cable danger

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th SEPT 2013

Posted on 26th September 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PLANT REMOVAL CONTINUED DESPITE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 23rd September 2013
Developer aware of asbestos materials from a survey it commissioned

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN

Posted on 20th September 2013
Big Mac comes with free extra large chip at McDonalds

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DOUBLE FALL IN DISMANTLING OF MEZZANINE FLOOR

Posted on 20th September 2013
Unsafe method of work was poorly-planned and presented ‘abundant risks’

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER TRUCK OVERTURN

Posted on 20th September 2013
Tipper truck overturn on homes sites in Rotherham

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CONFERENCE PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BIM AND SAFETY

Posted on 20th September 2013
CIC supported event examines leveraging BIM for CDM and beyond

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MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST FAILED TO PLAN & SUPERVISE

Posted on 19th September 2013
Precautions highlighted in tender not implemented in practice

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th SEPT 2013

Posted on 17th September 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE CLAMPDOWN: 50% OF FIRMS FACE INSPECTION FEES

Posted on 17th September 2013
Poor standards found as major inspection initiative targets refurb sector

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PLANT DISMANTLING SPREAD ASBESTOS AND RISK

Posted on 17th September 2013
Major client and contractor failed to plan for and manage asbestos danger

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SCHOOL SKYLIGHT OPENING LEFT UNPROTECTED

Posted on 16th September 2013
Contractor failed to carry out effective planning for safety 

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INCIDENT: RAIN THREAT TO TOWER CRANE BASES

Posted on 16th September 2013
Three cranes dismantled whilst foundations checked and strengthened

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PC FAILED TO PROVIDE KEY INFORMATION ON GAS RISK

Posted on 16th September 2013
Demolition contractors damaged gas main causing major leak

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FRAGILE ROOF INJURY TOLL CONTINUES APACE

Posted on 12th September 2013
Lucky to alive after rooflight fall caused by total lack of precautions

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CRANE INCIDENT UNCOVERS WIDER SAFETY FAILINGS

Posted on 12th September 2013
HSE prosecute over fall risks discovered during unrelated investigation

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NETWORK RAIL FINED OVER MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 11th September 2013
Overload alarm ‘off’ despite platform weight limit exceeded regularly

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SOLAR PANEL FIRM PROSECUTED OVER FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 11th September 2013
Installer escapes with life after 11m fall through building roof

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EQUIPMENT AND WORK SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 11th September 2013
Aggregates firm fined over lorry crane fatal crushing incident  

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th SEPT 2013

Posted on 10th September 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JULY 2013

Posted on 10th September 2013
Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths during July 2013

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RESIDENT INJURED THROUGH LACK OF PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 9th September 2013
Fall though exposed floor opening during poorly managed plumbing works

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FATALITY: RUNAWAY TARMAC LORRY

Posted on 9th September 2013
Member of the public dies during road surfacing operations

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REVERSING TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK GROUNDWORKER

Posted on 9th September 2013
Prosecution follows failure to segregate workers and moving vehicles

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INNOVATION TO REDUCE UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKES

Posted on 9th September 2013
Video shows how to eliminate intrusive road pins during setting out

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‘DEATH RAY’ BUILDING DEBATE ON DESIGN ANALYSIS

Posted on 6th September 2013
Modelling suggests heating effect may last for “two to three weeks”

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SITE MANAGER PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE HOMES FIRM

Posted on 6th September 2013
Bricklayer died in fall from scaffold erected by untrained workmen

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BANKRUPT BOSSES ESCAPE HIGH FINES OVER DEATH

Posted on 6th September 2013
Trainee scaffolder fatality caused by poor safety management

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ACCESS PLANT SUPPLIER FINED OVER DEPOT DEATH

Posted on 5th September 2013
Falling Tri-mast sections crush engineer during assembly in plant yard

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HOSPITAL FINED FOR LEGIONELLA DEATHS & WINDOW RISK

Posted on 4th September 2013
Foundation Trust sentenced after two separate building maintenance blunders

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LADDER FALL CAUSED LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES

Posted on 4th September 2013
Scaffold could have been used to remove risk of working from a ladder

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HGV CYCLE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT HOTS UP IN CAPITAL

Posted on 4th September 2013
Government plans wide range of action on construction HGV safety

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th SEPTEMBER 2013

Posted on 4th September 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CATALOGUE OF PC FAILINGS PUT FAMILY AT CO FUME RISK

Posted on 4th September 2013
Insufficient direction and supervision exercised over sub-contractor

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HSE ‘CLAMPDOWN’ ON SITE SAFETY AND HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 2nd September 2013
Initiative underway to raise refurb project risk management standards

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EAGLE EYED PASSER-BY SPARKED HSE PROSECUTION

Posted on 2nd September 2013
Court imposes light sentence on builder despite clear tower scaffold danger

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