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CONSTRUCTION H&S RELATED PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

Posted on 12th October 2016
Managing trailing cables to prevent same level trips and falls

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ELECTRIC SHOCKS TRIGGER TWO LADDER FALLS

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Substantial fine imposed by court on major telecomms firm

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INCORRECT TEST EQUIPMENT ENDS IN SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Two electricians seriously injured whilst removing redundant cabling

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PLEADS CLIENT ‘PRESSURE’

Posted on 26th October 2015
Poorly operated permit to work systems claimed life of jointer

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION AT SUB-STATION

Posted on 9th July 2015
Cause of incident unknown as Police and HSE start enquiry

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SERIOUS BURNS FROM LIVE WORKING ‘FLASH-OVER’

Posted on 20th April 2015
electricaltestingLive work only acceptable unreasonable to make dead

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LABOURER CHEATS DEATH IN CABLE STRIKE INCIDENT

Posted on 28th October 2014
Incorrect information caused workman to cut cable

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INQUEST: DEFECTIVE RCD FAILED TO PROTECT PLUMBER

Posted on 9th December 2013
Combination of circumstances caused death by electrocution

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LIVE ELECTRICAL TESTING PROVES DISASTROUS

Posted on 25th November 2013
Electrician suffers burns after preventable arc flashover

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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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HSE GUIDANCE ON SAFE WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY

Posted on 27th August 2013
Revised standard on management action required to reduce electrical risks

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION ON SCHOOL PROJECT

Posted on 7th August 2013
Workman died during asbestos removal works at closed school

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PROPERTY FIRM PROSECUTED OVER ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 1st March 2013
Death of plumber caused by failure to test electrical installation

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MAJOR POWER COMPANY FINED OVER BLAST DEATH

Posted on 7th January 2013
Work on voltage regulator triggered fatal explosion and fire

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION DURING MAINTENANCE WORK

Posted on 4th November 2012
Workman suffers fatal shock during work on premises of major retailer

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ELECTRICAL DANGER PUTS REFRIGERATION FIRM IN THE COLD

Posted on 25th August 2012
Plant removal required competent electrician to make safe disconnection 

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HSE PULLS THE PLUG ON ‘UNNECESSARY’ PAT TESTING

Posted on 2nd May 2012
Revised portable appliance testing guide aims to cut £30m off business costs

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FATALITY: LIGHTNING STRIKE ON HOMEBUILD PROJECT

Posted on 19th April 2012
Bricklayer dies in ‘freak’ lightning incident during site tea break

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CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 8th March 2012
Workman receives electric shock and serious burns during ladder fall 

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INQUEST: YOUNG MOTHER ELECTROCUTED IN FLAT

Posted on 29th December 2011
Unlawful killing verdict opens HSE and CPS consideration of criminal prosecution

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: MOBILE CRUSHING PLANT

Posted on 2nd November 2011
Action required to prevent unintended movement of mobile crusher tracks 

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FIRM FINED AFTER ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION BURNS WORKMAN

Posted on 16th September 2011
Disastrous assumption made by contractor highlights need for proper enquiries

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ELECTRICIAN ENGULFED IN FUSE BOX FIRE BALL

Posted on 20th July 2011
Horrific burns caused when work took place in live fuse box  

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MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN SUFFERED MASSIVE SHOCK

Posted on 4th February 2011
Large fine imposed after safe electrical maintenance systems fail to protect

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JOINTER BURNED IN COMMUNICATIONS MIX-UP

Posted on 31st January 2011
Lack of checks and tests led to unsafe working on cable connection box

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INQUEST INTO ELECTROCUTION OF BUILDER

Posted on 14th January 2011
Investigators could find “no reason” for actions of deceased workman

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WORKMAN ELECTROCUTED DURING BUILDING REFURB

Posted on 20th October 2010
HSE and Police investigating after electrical fatality on major contractor site

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ELECTROCUTION DURING APPLIANCE REPAIR

Posted on 11th June 2009
Appliance repair ends in electrocution and British Gas prosecution

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WELDER ELECTROCUTED IN FLOODED SPACE

Posted on 31st March 2009
Water entering confined space ends in death of welder

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MISSING EARTH CAUSES SCAFFOLDER DEATH

Posted on 24th March 2009
Council fined after scaffolder electrocuted by faulty light 

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YOUNG PLUMBER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Plumber electrocuted whilst working in Berkshire property 

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PROSECUTION AFTER SCAFFOLDER DEATH

Posted on 19th February 2009
Family of electrocuted scaffolder demand a public inquiry

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ELECTRICAL FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 22nd October 2008
Contractor fined £300k after workman electrocuted

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