Archive for April 2014

CHERRY PICKER PULLED OVER BY DUMPER TRUCK

Posted on 28th April 2014
System of work for overhead line rigging proves inadequate

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DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE EXCAVATION STOP NOTICE

Posted on 28th April 2014
Report of concerns identified unprotected 6m deep excavation

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER FINED OVER MOBILE PHONE USE

Posted on 28th April 2014
Co-worker struck by bucket after site mobile rules ignored

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WORKING BELOW ROOF SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED

Posted on 25th April 2014
Firm fined after inadequate assessment ends in 6m fall through roof

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DIRECTOR PAYS FOR LAUGH AT FALL ARREST REQUEST

Posted on 24th April 2014
Solar panel firm boss fined following 6m fragile roof fall

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HSE CONSTRUCTON CHIEF INSPECTOR FEARS FOR FUTURE

Posted on 24th April 2014
hselogo1Economic recovery must be supported by competent workforce

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INCIDENT: INJURED WORKMAN RESCUED FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 23rd April 2014
Picture shows firefighters effecting rescue after 5m fall

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CONCRETE FLOOR COLLAPSED DURING REMEDIAL WORKS

Posted on 22nd April 2014
Homes developer and bricklaying firm fined over obvious risk

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CABLE STRIKE LEAVES WORKMAN IN BURNS COMA

Posted on 17th April 2014
Live conductors not marked or protected during refurb project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th APRIL 2014

Posted on 16th April 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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FALL THROUGH ROOF DURING ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Posted on 15th April 2014
Woeful lack of precautions ends in 4m fall through roof

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APS PRESIDENT FEARS FOR HSE CDM 2015 PROPOSALS

Posted on 15th April 2014
CDM Regulations may “increase likelihood of site deaths” and health risks

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INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND POWER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 15th April 2014
Serious burns and electric shock caused on London Bridge site

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SOLAR PANEL WORKER IN 4M FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 15th April 2014
Young workman lacked adequate supervision and precautions

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FATALITY: COLLAPSE ON MAJOR LONDON REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 15th April 2014
Floor failure suspected to have caused fall of mini-excavator and workmen

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FEAR OVER RISE IN DEATHS ON ECONOMIC UPTURN

Posted on 14th April 2014
Doubling in London construction fatalities may be warning sign

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POOR DESIGN CAUSED WALL COLLAPSE ON HOMEOWNER

Posted on 14th April 2014
Builder lacked competence to recognise structural safety risk

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INCIDENT: PLANT IN TRANSIT INJURES ROAD USER

Posted on 14th April 2014
Three excavators topple onto vehicle from low loader

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CDM 2015 PUTS DESIGNERS AT HEART OF PROJECT SAFETY

Posted on 14th April 2014
HSE original CDM Coordination intentions may now come to fruition 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th APRIL 2014

Posted on 9th April 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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ROAD USER PROSECUTED OVER ROAD WORKER DEATH

Posted on 8th April 2014
Driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving

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CDM REGULATIONS 2015: PROPOSALS EXPLAINED

Posted on 8th April 2014
I Are project clients destined to take centre stage?

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ROOF FALL DESPITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Posted on 7th April 2014
Method statement failed to identify hazards and precautions

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COMPANIES ADMIT GUILT OVER POWERED GATE DEATH

Posted on 7th April 2014
Firms await sentence over death of young girl crushed by gate

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN FALLS ON MAJOR HOMES SITE

Posted on 7th April 2014
Air ambulance transports workman to hospital after 6m fall

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DIRECTOR IN SERIOUS DERELICTION OF DUTY

Posted on 7th April 2014
Company and director prosecuted over danger without injury

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HOMES FIRM FINED AND PLASTERER LOSES HER CAREER

Posted on 7th April 2014
Temporary guard-rail was insufficiently ‘robust’ to stop fall

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR CONVICTED IN TELEHANDLER TRIAL

Posted on 4th April 2014
fragilefallmanCourt hears how deceased workman feared tragic incident

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INJURED CONTRACTOR FINED FOR OWN FAILINGS

Posted on 3rd April 2014
Council and contractor partners in court over roofwork dangers

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INCIDENT: MASSIVE BLAZE ON RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

Posted on 3rd April 2014
Contractor evacuates building in under 5 minutes

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd APRIL 2014

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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DEVELOPER FAILED COMMISSION ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Workers exposed to large amounts of airborne asbestos fibres

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DEMOLITION FIRM TOOK NO ACTION ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Unfair financial advantage gained over other contractors

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE FENCING PROVED UNSTABLE

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Passer-by suffers serious injury after site hoarding collapse

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOME

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Luffing jib TC collapsed on London apartment project

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