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DIDCOT COLLAPSE: EMERGENCY SERVICES UPDATE

Posted on 1st March 2016
Recovery of bodies and site investigation may take weeks to complete

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DIDCOT COLLAPSE: CALL FOR FOUR MINUTE SILENCE

Posted on 1st March 2016
Coleman and Company request construction industry gesture of respect

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MAJOR INCIDENT: COLLAPSE AT DIDCOT POWER STATION

Posted on 23rd February 2016

One person dead and three missing on massive demolition project

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DEMOLITION WORKER FELL FROM TOWER SCAFFOLD

Posted on 2nd December 2015
Falling cable tray knocked workman from inadequate tower

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UNCONTROLLED COLLAPSE CAUSED WORKER DEATH

Posted on 3rd November 2015
Demolition firms failed to plan, manage and monitor works

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COLLAPSE DURING DISMANTLING OPERATION

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Falling bulkhead caused life threatening injuries to workman

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ROOF COLLAPSED DURING DEMOLITION WORKS

Posted on 1st June 2015
Workman trapped and seriously injured in unplanned collapse

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WALL COLLAPSE SENT FALLING MASONRY INTO HOME

Posted on 6th November 2014
Competent structural engineer should have been consulted

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FATALITY: WORKMAN DIES ON FIRE DAMAGED PIER

Posted on 20th August 2014
Fall from ‘rig’ on Eastbourne pier during unspecified work

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DEMOLITION EXCLUSION ZONES OPEN FOR COMMENT

Posted on 6th August 2014
NFDC seek feedback on Guidance Note now available online

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DRAMATIC VIDEO OF COLLAPSE DURING DEMOLITION

Posted on 21st July 2014
Structure topples onto busy West London high street

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MAJOR CLIENT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH CDM DUTIES

Posted on 19th May 2014
Death during dismantling project highlights importance of PC role

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DISMANTLING WORKER STRUCK BY FALLING STEELWORK

Posted on 24th March 2014
Assessment, planning and training could have avoided injury

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FATALITY: FALL DURING FACTORY DISMANTLING

Posted on 31st January 2014
Workman died at site of disused factory

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: LIFT DEMO AND DISMANTLING

Posted on 28th June 2013
Call to action from HSE over poor standards of safety management  

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DEMOLITION PROJECT CLAIMS SIX LIVES IN USA

Posted on 11th June 2013
Excavator operator accused of drug related manslaughter charges

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DEMO FIRM FINED OVER CRUSHING PLANT DEFECTS

Posted on 3rd June 2013
Swift action by colleagues saved life of demolition plant workman  

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CONTRACTORS SHARE BLAME FOR BUILDING BLUNDER

Posted on 28th May 2013
PC and demolition firm fined over unplanned collapse

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VIDEO REVEALS PERILS OF UNPLANNED DEMOLITION

Posted on 7th May 2013
Builder suffers serious injury in unanticipated collapse of structure

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NEW INDUSTRY GUIDE ON DEMOLITION AND ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th March 2013
NFDC publish advice on non-licenable work during demolition

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FAILED TO CONTROL RISK

Posted on 31st January 2013
Complaint from public to HSE brings errant contractor to court

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NEW DEMOLITION INDUSTRY MAGAZINE LAUNCHED

Posted on 31st January 2013
Demolition News first edition includes focus on demolition dust  

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DEVELOPER FINED OVER MASSIVE GAS MAIN STRIKE BLAST

Posted on 29th November 2012
Gas explosion during major conversion destroyed dozens of Manchester homes

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINED OVER FALLING STRUCTURE

Posted on 19th November 2012
CCTV captures moment excavator driver injured during cricket stand demo

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DEMOLITION FIRM FAILED TO HEED ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 6th November 2012
Asbestos boarding removal released significant quantities of asbestos fibres

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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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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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DEMOLITION FIRM OWNER FINED OVER FALL FROM STRUCTURE

Posted on 1st July 2012
Failure to use safer methods leaves workman paralysed in nursing home 

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DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR DEATH

Posted on 28th May 2012
Court hears of deficient working practices and ‘negligent safety culture’  

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SON CONTRIBUTES TO TRAGIC DEATH OF FATHER ON DEMO SITE

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Contractor fined over falling wall during poorly planned and managed demolition

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HIGH REACH DEMOLITION SECTOR GUIDE UPDATED

Posted on 4th March 2012
New training course supplements revised and updated high reach Guidance 

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MAJORS RAISE THE BAR ON SUPPLY CHAIN H&S TRAINING

Posted on 17th February 2012
UKCG insists on director, manager, supervisor and operator safety training

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DEMOLITION BODY PUBLISHES KEY SAFETY MESSAGES

Posted on 15th February 2012
National Demolition Training Group highlights demo hazards and good practice

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DEVELOPER FINED OVER SECURITY AND SURVEY FAILURES

Posted on 1st February 2012
Children not prevented from accessing site where asbestos may be present

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WORKER PUNISHED FOR UNAUTHORISED PLANT OPERATION

Posted on 17th January 2012
Untrained demo workman crushed co-worker after losing control of excavator 

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DEMOLITION FEDERATION ISSUE REVISED CRUSHER GUIDE

Posted on 10th January 2012
NFDC publication aims to provide demolition industry specific standard

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR ALERT FOLLOWS CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 8th January 2012
Mobile crane overturn investigation progress and findings made public

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INCIDENT: UNPLANNED COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 7th December 2011
Debris retained by scaffold sheeting as partial collapse triggers chaos

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INJURY TOLL FROM ROOFLIGHT FALLS CONTINUES UNABATED

Posted on 15th November 2011
Workman ‘cheats’ death in 5m fall through rooflight on agricultural building

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FATALITY: PLANT RELATED DEATH ON DEMOLITION SITE

Posted on 10th November 2011
Workman has died in incident at former Cadbury factory involving ‘digger’ 

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BUILDING CONTRACTOR WORKED WITHOUT ASBESTOS LICENSE

Posted on 9th October 2011
Control failures risked exposing workers to asbestos-containing materials

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ASBESTOS CEMENT SAFE WORKING PRACTICES NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 28th September 2011
Demolition contractor failed to heed warnings on safe removal of AC sheeting

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INCIDENT: ROOF COLLAPSE CAPTURED ON VIDEO

Posted on 15th September 2011
Roof collapses on parked cars in high winds on construction project 

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WORKMAN DIED DURING EXCAVATOR MAINTENANCE

Posted on 7th September 2011
Weight fell from machine frame during flawed dismantling operation 

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FATALITY: DEMOLITION DEATH INVOLVING MEWP

Posted on 10th August 2011
Demo workman using cherry picker crushed against steel structure

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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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BUILDING COLLAPSED DURING DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 12th May 2011
Firm sentenced after disused cinema collapses onto a dual carriageway

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 3rd May 2011
Scaffolding on row of houses due for demolition collapses without warning

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FALLING CONCRETE INJURES DEMOLITION WORKER

Posted on 28th April 2011
Excavator driver injured after concrete falls on Manchester demo project    

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