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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns whilst digging trench

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PERMIT TO WORK FAILURES CAUSED ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 28th July 2016
Fine following fatality reduced by 33% after admission of guilt

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CONTACT WITH POWER LEAVES STONEMASON INJURED

Posted on 20th June 2016
Jump from tower scaffold freed workman ‘held’ by live conductor

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CONTRACTORS FINED HEAVILY OVER ELECTRIC SHOCK

Posted on 13th January 2016
Risk from overhead power line not assessed and uncontrolled

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MAJOR SOLAR BUSINESS ADMITS CDM 2007 OFFENCE

Posted on 11th December 2015
Risk to workers from overhead electric power cables

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CLIENT AND ENGINEER GIVEN FOUR YEAR JAIL TERMS

Posted on 14th October 2015
Site was a potential death trap despite repeated warnings

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FATALITY: TIPPER DRIVER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 16th June 2015
Driver died exiting truck after overhead cable strike

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EXCAVATOR STRUCK LIVE OVERHEAD POWER LINE

Posted on 11th December 2014
Civil engineering contractor failed to induct excavator operator

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CRANE OPERATOR CHEATS DEATH IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Posted on 27th November 2014
Contractor failed to act on warning concerning overhead electric cable

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INQUEST: TEENAGER ELECTROCUTED IN MEWP

Posted on 16th October 2014
Painter and decorator died after contacting overhead cable

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £350K IN BURNS CASE

Posted on 9th September 2014
Overhead cable installers unaware of live 25,000 volt cable

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DIRECTOR & OTHER FACE MANSLAUGHTER ETC. CHARGES

Posted on 6th August 2014
Rigger electrocuted whilst installing fall arrest safety netting

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FREE TRAINING ON POWER LINES AND RAIL CROSSINGS

Posted on 30th August 2013
ORR demonstration training facility hosts free training day

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RAIL REGULATOR GETS TOUGH ON CONTRACTOR FAILINGS

Posted on 4th July 2013
Working unsafely near power lines both stopped and prosecuted 

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OVERHEAD POWER LINE STRIKE BY HOMES BUILDER

Posted on 3rd July 2013
Company’s own QS warned developer over lack of suitable precautions  

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INCIDENT: BANKSMAN SUFFERS SERIOUS ELECTRIC SHOCK

Posted on 20th March 2013
Mobile crane on new homes project site strikes overhead power cable 

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FATALITY: JOGGER ELECTROCUTED IN POWER CABLE INCIDENT

Posted on 26th July 2012
Low-hanging overhead 11,000 volt powerline claims life of runner

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NEW BASIC GUIDANCE FROM HSE FOR THE ‘BUSY BUILDER’

Posted on 27th April 2012
Three short leaflets issued covering excavation, electricity and basement safety

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION IN MOBILE ACCESS PLATFORM

Posted on 14th October 2011
Workman electrocuted whilst working in MEWP close to high voltage powerline 

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POWER GIANT FINED OVER OVERHEAD LINE FATALITY

Posted on 7th September 2011
Electrical linesman electrocuted during removal of transformer by crane 

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COUNTY COUNCIL PROSECUTED AFTER OVERHEAD STRIKE

Posted on 27th July 2011
Narrow escape for driver after lorry mounted crane jib hits cable 

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ERECTOR NARROWLY ESCAPED ELECTROCUTION IN MEWP

Posted on 1st June 2011
Client, director and contractors all fined for failure to manage OH cable risk 

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LARGE FINE IN OVERHEAD CABLE STRIKE PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th May 2011
Farming firm fined after workman electrocuted in conductor strike

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SENTENCING DILEMMA IN OVERHEAD CABLE DEATH CASE

Posted on 15th March 2011
Grab lorry operator electrocuted during deliver of roofing materials

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CONCRETE PUMP BOOM STRUCK OVERHEAD POWERLINE

Posted on 11th February 2011
Contractor and hire firm prosecuted after operator receives shock and burns

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CHERRYPICKER OPERATOR ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th May 2010
Workman dies during construction of ‘large shed’ on farm

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TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK OVERHEAD POWERLINE

Posted on 13th April 2010
Tyres exploded and life of lorry driver at risk in powerline incident

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TIPPER STRUCK OVERHEAD POWER LINE

Posted on 23rd February 2010
High voltage strike ‘fried’ mechanics of tipper truck

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TRAINEE ENGINEER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 12th January 2010
Company fined after pole held by young surveyor touches power line

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OVERHEAD LINE DOUBLE ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 23rd November 2009
Two men die in rear of tipper truck near overhead power cable

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OVERHEAD POWER LINE STRIKE PROSECUTION

Posted on 16th October 2009
Principal contractor, scaffolding contractor and director all fined

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EXCAVATORS AND OVERHEAD POWER LINES

Posted on 25th September 2009
Operator trapped in cab after excavator strikes power cable in US

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POWER LINE STRUCK DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 17th September 2009
Workman survives 11kV line shock and fall from roof

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OVERHEAD CABLE DEATH INQUEST

Posted on 5th August 2009
Electrocution of grab arm vehicle driver was accidental death

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DAMAGE TO NIE ELECTRICITY NETWORK

Posted on 5th August 2009
NIE report massive increase in third party damage to network

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FATAL OVERHEAD POWERLINE STRIKE

Posted on 28th May 2009
Workman electrocuted during erection of polytunnel structure
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GRAB POWERLINE STRIKE UPDATE

Posted on 4th March 2009
Workman fails to survive 11kv powerline strike

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