Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - EXCAVATIONS - Category

NEW GUIDANCE ON SUCTION/VACUUM EXCAVATORS

Posted on 7th December 2017
Site death leads to CPA Good Practice Guidance on safe use

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BASEMENT FIRMS IGNORED ADVICE ON PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 12th December 2016
Unsafe basement project excavation work ends up in court

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HUGE PENALTY OVER FATAL EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 5th May 2016
Major contractor fined £2.5 million after workman dies in trench

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CONTRACTOR IMPRISONED OVER EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 11th April 2016
Workman died when unsupported trench suddenly collapsed

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSE BURIED WORKMAN

Posted on 24th November 2015
Drainage firm fined following second incident and injury

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UNSUPPORTED EXCAVATIONS POSED PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 13th November 2015
Complaint from public prompted HSE visit and prosecution

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REINFORCEMENT CAGE SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Posted on 19th October 2015
Temporary works expert forum concerned over cage stability

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HSE BASEMENT BLITZ LEADS TO PROSECUTION

Posted on 1st June 2015
Firm failed to provided proper support for deep excavation

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TRAPPED MAN DUG OUT OF EXCAVATION BY HAND

Posted on 4th March 2015
Company and director fined after excavation collapsed …on director

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HSE TARGETS BASEMENT PROJECT SAFETY STANDARDS

Posted on 4th March 2015
Intensive inspection aims to cut excavation deaths and injuries

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DIRECTOR AND H&S CONSULTANT GIVEN PRISON TERMS

Posted on 8th December 2014
Consultant and contractor failed to stop unsafe excavation work

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GUIDELINES ON SAFE UNDERPINNING AND MINI PILING

Posted on 3rd November 2014
Industry body publishes new guide for all dutyholders

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INQUEST: GROUNDWORKER DIED IN “DODGY” TRENCH

Posted on 15th October 2014
Contractor refuses to answer questions about safeguards

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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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INCIDENT: EXCAVATION COLLAPSE TRAPS WORKMAN

Posted on 19th February 2014
Workman buried up to neck during excavation cave in

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INQUEST: FAMILIES CALL FOR PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th February 2014
Accidental death verdict over death of four groundworkers

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INQUEST: FOUR MEN DIED IN REBAR CAGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 11th February 2014
Coroner hears of Police challenge to CPS view on manslaughter

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSED DURING WORK ON BASEMENT

Posted on 23rd January 2014
Co-worker used bare hands to enable buried worker to breath

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INQUEST: FOUR DEATHS IN ONE INCIDENT

Posted on 3rd December 2013
HSE prosecutions still possible regarding in Norfolk collapse

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CLIENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 15th October 2013
Developers and contractor prosecuted over excavation collapse fatality 

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NEW BASEMENT GUIDE TO LAUNCH AT CONFERENCE

Posted on 8th July 2013
ASUCplus basement guidance designed to raise standards on safety

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NEW CPA SHORING GUIDANCE BACKED BY HSE

Posted on 1st July 2013
Essential for planning, management, design and supervision of excavations

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BUILDING COLLAPSE CAUSED BY ADJACENT EXCAVATION

Posted on 5th June 2013
Firm fined over failure to properly plan and consult on works

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VIBRATION TRIGGERED EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th May 2013
Ground worker escapes death in 4m deep excavation

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CRAZY TRAIN OF EVENTS END IN LEG AMPUTATION

Posted on 8th April 2013
Director held responsible for structural collapse and resultant injury

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UNDERPINNING BODY TO LIFT BASEMENT SAFETY

Posted on 1st March 2013
ASUC publish new audit regime and plan health and safety guidance

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HSE ACT ON TRENCH DANGER CONCERNS

Posted on 20th February 2013
Contractor prosecuted over unsupported deep excavation 

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL INTO 4M DEEP EXCAVATION

Posted on 29th October 2012
Builder suffered cardiac arrest after falling into trench on Herefordshire site

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC INJURED AFTER FALL INTO EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th October 2012
Court hears how open excavation presented 5m drop that caused serious injury

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BASEMENT BLITZ REVEALS POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC RISKS

Posted on 29th June 2012
HSE ongoing inspection of basement projects looks to drive out poor performers

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FATALITY: TRENCH COLLAPSE ON NEW HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 29th June 2012
Workman dies in excavation collapse despite emergency rescue efforts   

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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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EXCAVATION FOR FOUNDATIONS DANGEROUSLY UNSUPPORTED

Posted on 5th April 2012
Developer prosecuted after failing to follow guidance from own safety advisers

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RUDIMENTARY TRENCH SUPPORT FAILED TO PROTECT

Posted on 24th March 2012
Excavator used to ‘dig out’ trapped workman after excavation collapse

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSES INTO TRENCH TRAPPING WORKMAN

Posted on 21st March 2012
Workman airlifted to hospital after being trapped for two hours 

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INCIDENT: HIGHWAYS WORKER TRAPPED IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 11th March 2012
Worker survives trench collapse with fractured leg on drainage project

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN STRUCK BY EXCAVATOR FALLS 6M

Posted on 22nd January 2012
Injured construction worker suffers “potentially life threatening” injuries

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SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEMS ON BASEMENT PROJECTS

Posted on 1st December 2011
HSE Inspectors take enforcement action on over a third of sites visited

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FATALITY: TRENCH COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th November 2011
Recovery of deceased workman delayed because of ongoing stability risk

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INQUEST: EXCAVATION WAS A ‘TICKING TIMEBOMB’

Posted on 11th November 2011
Young man died in collapsing trench on homes project run by his father

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HSE TARGETS PREVENTION OF BASEMENT PROJECT DEATHS

Posted on 10th November 2011
Blitz of capital basement projects launched to improve safety standards

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SITE FOREMAN PROSECUTED AFTER EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 9th June 2011
Supervisor failed to act despite proper training in trench work safety

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TRENCH COLLAPSE DEATH ON HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 8th April 2011
Man arrested in connection with fatal incident on small housing site 

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SHORING TECHNOLOGY SAFETY PRODUCTS UPDATE

Posted on 1st March 2011
Groundforce Shorco products show how safe excavation can be achieved 

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BUILDER USED DEADLY EXCAVATION METHOD

Posted on 1st March 2011
Workman died from asphyxiation after sides of trench collapsed

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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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FIRST CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE DELIVERED

Posted on 17th February 2011
Organisations need to reflect on the implications for their businesses

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INCIDENT: TRENCH SIDE SLUMP ON SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 21st January 2011
Miraculous rescue of groundworker trapped in excavation collapse

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BUILDER FATALLY INJURED IN BASEMENT PROJECT COLLAPSE

Posted on 5th December 2010
Death of workman highlights recent spate of basement project incidents 

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CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 24th November 2010
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of excavation collapse fataility

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