Archive for February 2014

QATAR WORLD CUP ARCHITECT ON WORKFORCE DEATHS

Posted on 27th February 2014
Combating project fatalities is outwith designer duty and power

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WORKER FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH DOMED ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 27th February 2014
Contractor prosecuted over well-known fragile roof risk

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MASSIVE FINE AND BAN IMPOSED ON DIRECTOR

Posted on 26th February 2014
Corporate Manslaughter charge attracts nominal financial penalty

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WORKMAN DIED ON TOWER CRANE LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 26th February 2014
Concrete beam crushed lifting banksman during high winds

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ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th FEBRUARY 2014

Posted on 26th February 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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COURT OF APPEAL ON SENTENCING H&S CASES

Posted on 25th February 2014
Sellafield and Network Rail lose appeals against sentence

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INCIDENT: FALL FROM LADDER ON HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 24th February 2014
Workman ‘critical condition’ after unexplained ladder fall

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ASBESTOS RESEARCHERS SEEK ASSISTANCE

Posted on 24th February 2014
Survey looks to identify key topics for mesothelioma research

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE FAILURE

Posted on 24th February 2014
Boom collapse during pile extraction highlights FPS Guidance

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ERRANT SMALL BUILDER

Posted on 21st February 2014
Bricklayer left paralysed in wheelchair after scaffold fall

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: LUFFING JIB TOWER CRANES

Posted on 21st February 2014
Crane failures in high winds prompt HSE warning

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SECURITY GUARD DIED FROM GENERATOR FUMES

Posted on 19th February 2014
Lone worker suffers CO poisoning on pending demo site

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL THROUGH OPENING

Posted on 19th February 2014
Young workman survives 7m fall on timber frame home

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INCIDENT: EXCAVATION COLLAPSE TRAPS WORKMAN

Posted on 19th February 2014
Workman buried up to neck during excavation cave in

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th FEBRUARY 2014

Posted on 19th February 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PLANT HIRE FIRM FAILED TO DEVISE SAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 17th February 2014
Mini-digger ran over workman during refurbishment of plant

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WINDOW REPLACEMENT DISTURBED SCHOOL ASBESTOS

Posted on 17th February 2014
Presence of asbestos kept from company workers

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINED OVER FALLING GUTTERING

Posted on 17th February 2014
Safety helmet probably prevented death of workman

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WORLD CUP COLLAPSED CRANE ‘CLEARED’ OF BLAME

Posted on 17th February 2014
Liebherr investigation clears crane of fault in fatal collapse

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FATALITY: WORKMAN DIES ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 17th February 2014
Steel beam involved in death on new HQ for retailer

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER FALL

Posted on 17th February 2014
“Fall into foundations” on major refurb project

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INQUEST: FAMILIES CALL FOR PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th February 2014
Accidental death verdict over death of four groundworkers

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ENGINEER PROSECUTED OVER DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 17th February 2014
Conduct fell far below that expected of competent engineer

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th FEBRUARY 2014

Posted on 12th February 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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EXCLUSION ZONE COULD HAVE PREVENTED TIPPER DEATH

Posted on 12th February 2014
Tipper truck overturned during off-loading of limestone

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FREE SEMINARS ON NEW SCAFFOLDING STANDARD

Posted on 11th February 2014
Non-NASC members offered free regional TG20:13 presentations

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INQUEST: FOUR MEN DIED IN REBAR CAGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 11th February 2014
Coroner hears of Police challenge to CPS view on manslaughter

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INVESTIGATION INTO DOOR DOUBLE FATALITY ONGOING

Posted on 10th February 2014
Police and HSE continue to explore cause of catastrophic door collapse

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CLIENT CDM MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS INADEQUATE

Posted on 10th February 2014
Contractors and client fined over asbestos management blunders

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STAIRWELL GUARDRAIL FAILED UNDER LOAD

Posted on 10th February 2014
House builder fined after decorator seriously injured in fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th FEBRUARY 2014

Posted on 5th February 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: GENIE Z135/70 MEWP

Posted on 4th February 2014
Stability compromised by incorrect measurement of boom sensors

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES NOVEMBER 2013

Posted on 4th February 2014
Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths during November 2013

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MIDLAND PROJECTS COME UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Posted on 4th February 2014
HSE announce clampdown on poor site H&S management

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR FINED FOR DOUBLE FAILURE

Posted on 4th February 2014
Unsafe pavement scaffolds posed risk to public and workers

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY IN FOCUS

Posted on 4th February 2014
HSE issue reminder on early adoption of effective fire precautions

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INTERVIEW WITH HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF INSPECTOR

Posted on 3rd February 2014
hselogo1Health and Safety at Work publish insights into HSE plans

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION

Posted on 3rd February 2014
Company and director plead guilty to CMCH and HSW Act charges

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FATALITY: CHERRY PICKER OVERTURN

Posted on 3rd February 2014
Worker tells of cherry picker “horror” during lorry loading

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