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DRAMATIC VIDEO AS HAND-HELD BREAKER HITS CABLE

Posted on 19th December 2015
Underground cable strike leaves worker scarred for life

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CLIENT FAILURE LEAVES GROUNDWORKER DISABLED

Posted on 9th November 2015
CDM client pays £100,000 after taking control of work

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INCIDENT: EXCAVATOR STRIKES POWER CABLE

Posted on 1st October 2015
Operator taken to airlifted specialist burns unit

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SHOVEL STRUCK UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CABLE

Posted on 1st October 2015
Work near electrical system was not planned to minimise strike risk

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FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT SAFE DIGGING SYSTEM

Posted on 25th March 2015
Hospital site gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm

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INCIDENT: FIVE INJURED IN CABLE EXPLOSION

Posted on 20th October 2014
Another electrical link box explodes on a London street

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR CALLS ON DESIGNERS TO DO MORE

Posted on 25th June 2014
Safe digging not enough to reduce underground service strikes

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 4th June 2014
Workman suffers massive electric shock during explosion

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DIGGER TIGGERED MASSIVE FLAMMABLE GAS RELEASE

Posted on 6th May 2014
Bungled drainage works caused excavation of school and homes

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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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INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND POWER CABLE STRIKE

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

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 26th March 2014
Both parties required to provide information on services

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CABLE STRIKE CAUSED BY CONFUSED COMMUNICATIONS

Posted on 26th September 2013
Contractor fined over failure to manage underground cable danger

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INNOVATION TO REDUCE UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKES

Posted on 9th September 2013
Video shows how to eliminate intrusive road pins during setting out

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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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MULTIPLE FAILINGS ENDED IN 11,000 VOLT CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th August 2013
Council prosecuted after two workman suffer flash burns digging trench   

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE ON GLASGOW PROJECT

Posted on 28th August 2013
Workman injured during incident involving underground supply

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE DURING HOARDING ERECTION

Posted on 3rd August 2013
Two workman in specialist burns unit following 11,000 volt incident

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‘EXPLODING PAVEMENTS’ INCREASE THREEFOLD

Posted on 18th June 2013
HSE concerned that underground explosions could cause death

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DRAMATIC VIDEO OF EXPLODING LONDON PAVEMENT

Posted on 26th April 2013
Underground 11,000 volt cable explosion captured by local resident 

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CLIENT BLAMED FOR CONTRACTOR CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 6th February 2013
Failure to provide CDM pre-construction information punished in court

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UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT CAUSED ‘JET OF FIRE’

Posted on 17th January 2013
Contractor fined over ineffective use of cable detection device

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ABSENCE OF PLANS PROMPTS UNDERGROUND STRIKE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council prosecuted after workman with ‘jackhammer’ suffers electric shock

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION INJURY

Posted on 12th December 2012
Crossrail worker suffers burns in electrical cable incident

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER CABLE EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st September 2012
Company failed to inform deceased of live cables present in excavation

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FIRM FAILED TO PREVENT UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 4th July 2012
Workman suffered burns after metal pin struck high voltage electric cable

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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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AVOIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES NEW TRAINING MATERIALS

Posted on 19th April 2012
Highways maintenance industry body publishes ‘Breaking New Ground’ DVD

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INCIDENT: TWO INJURED IN UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 23rd March 2012
Minor steetworks hits high voltage power cable causing ‘roman candle’ effect

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PLANNING SUPERVISOR PROSECUTED BELATEDLY UNDER CDM94

Posted on 5th March 2012
Architect appointed as PS prosecuted alongside contractor over 2006 cable strike

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LARGE FINE IMPOSED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th February 2012
Severe burns were caused by failure to devise and implement safe systems

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CABLE STRIKE VICTIM SUFFERS ‘SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM’

Posted on 28th December 2011
Refurb worker thrown across room after live electric cable damaged

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MANAGER IN DOCK WITH COMPANY AFTER FIREBALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th December 2011
Cable strike occurred despite manager awareness of guidance on precautions 

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AVOIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES INNOVATION

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Vacuum excavation technique improves site productivity and safety 

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NO DANGER TO PUBLIC ON RACECOURSE INCIDENT SITE

Posted on 15th February 2011
Disturbed underground power cable likely cause of racehorse deaths

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT

Posted on 1st December 2010
Cable struck during demolition work on Aberdeen redevelopment project

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ANOTHER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE PROSECUTION!

Posted on 16th November 2010
Midlands contractor fined following failure to locate hazardous services

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE INJURY PROSECUTION

Posted on 11th November 2010
Breaker excavating in concrete struck 11kv cable causing serious burns

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PROSECUTION AFTER 11KV UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 8th November 2010
Thirteen foot flame erupts after steel bar strikes sub-station cable

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSED 62% BURNS

Posted on 13th October 2010
Lack of basic precautions led to jack hammer striking 11kv cable

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UNTRAINED WORKMAN STRIKES 11KV CABLE

Posted on 20th May 2009
Workman suffers burns and shock as breaker hits power cable 

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POWER CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION

Posted on 19th May 2009
Workman hospitalised after cutting through power cable

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PROSECUTION ELECTRICAL CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 27th January 2009
Workman suffers burns as concrete breaker hits underground cable

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FATAL INCIDENT UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 13th January 2009
Workman dies on London Underground network project

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PROSECUTION UNDERGROUND SERVICES

Posted on 9th January 2009
Workman suffers severe burns after breaker strikes 132kv cable

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