Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - EXCAVATORS - Category

EXCAVATOR AND PEDESTRIANS NOT SEPARATED

Posted on 11th July 2016
Workman run over by reversing excavator on demo site

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SITE MANGER PROSECUTED OVER MISUSED EXCAVATOR

Posted on 26th November 2015
Workman raised in digger bucket for work at height

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AFTER FATAL DIGGER FALL

Posted on 6th November 2015
Excavator bucket tipped and workman fell 9m to his death

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INQUEST: EXCAVATOR USED FOR LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 16th June 2015
Falling manhole cover struck workman in excavation

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PLANT VISIBILITY THROWN INTO CONFUSION BY EU

Posted on 27th May 2015
Standard does not reflect state of the art on visibility aids

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EXCAVATOR USED FOR LIFTING PROVES FATAL

Posted on 5th April 2015
Engineer prosecuted over death of workman crushed by digger

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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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REVERSING EXCAVATOR CAUSED PEDESTRIAN DEATH

Posted on 8th December 2014
Vehicle lacked mirrors other reversing aids or alarms

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GROUND CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT STANDARD SET BY CPA

Posted on 2nd June 2014
Draft guidance to reduce mobile construction plant risk of collapse

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER FINED OVER MOBILE PHONE USE

Posted on 28th April 2014
Co-worker struck by bucket after site mobile rules ignored

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INADVERTENT OPERATION OF EXCAVATOR CONTROLS

Posted on 21st January 2014
Manufacturers may be under-utilising expertise to address IOOC risks

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UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE KILLS EXCAVATOR DRIVER

Posted on 6th January 2014
Explosion on site in Germany leaves one dead and 13 injured

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WORKMAN TRAPPED BETWEEN MOBILE PLANT

Posted on 3rd January 2014
Groundworks firm prosecuted after leg of young worker amputated

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DEMO FIRM FINED OVER EXCAVATOR BUCKET FALL

Posted on 25th November 2013
Quick hitch incident leaves workman severely injured after first day on site

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DOZER DRIVER DIED IN EXCAVATOR ASSISTED RESCUE

Posted on 15th October 2013
Major project contractor failed to assess entirely forseeable risk

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PLANT HIRE FIRM USED DANGEROUS CLEANING SYSTEM

Posted on 26th September 2013
‘Cable ties’ used on excavator controls to clean with tracks in motion 

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AUSSIE EXCAVATOR DRIVER IMPALED ON REBAR

Posted on 20th August 2013
Graphic images show miraculous escape for young site worker

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SHEET PILE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PROPERLY PLANNED

Posted on 18th April 2013
Missing hook safety catch causes sheet to fall from excavator

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR RECEIVES PRISON SENTENCE

Posted on 16th April 2013
Missing digger bucket safety pin caused death of site engineer

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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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FATALITY: STRUCK BY MINI EXCAVATOR

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Man dies during clearing of rubble on North Wales building site

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR PROSECUTED OVER BUCKET ACCIDENT

Posted on 15th October 2012
Failure to check digger attachment security lands driver in court

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TWO ARRESTED OVER FALL FROM EXCAVATOR BUCKET FATALITY

Posted on 5th October 2012
Suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence prompts arrests

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY TRACKS OF REVERSING EXCAVATOR

Posted on 5th October 2012
Prosecution follows failure to segregated pedestrians and vehicles on site

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER AND EMPLOYER BOTH PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th October 2012
Parties failed to exclude persons from danger area and use bucket ‘safety pin’

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INNOVATION IN SAFE USE OF VEHICLES AND MOBILE PLANT

Posted on 18th July 2012
Sensor systems designed to prevent danger to people and site services

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EXCAVATOR INCIDENT LEAVES TEENAGER DISABLED FOR LIFE

Posted on 30th March 2012
Demo contractor fined after crushing incident leads to amputation of arm

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FIRM FAILED ON REVERSING EXCAVATOR RISK

Posted on 8th March 2012
Smaller excavator could have been chosen to avoid reversing dangers

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INCIDENT: EXCAVATOR OPERATOR CRUSHED BY FALLING WALL

Posted on 5th March 2012
Photographs show excavator rescue after refurbishment project incident

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FATALITY: EXCAVATOR RELATED DEATH ON FORMER RAF BASE

Posted on 17th February 2012
Inquest opened after man trapped beneath digger suffers fatal multiple injuries

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ERRONEOUS USE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 28th January 2012
Young workman died after unsafe system trapped in him in block grab jaws   

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DRIVER EJECTED THROUGH EXCAVATOR WINDOW

Posted on 24th January 2012
Contractor prosecuted after mobile plant struck bridge on M1 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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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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FATALITY: EXCAVATOR OPERATOR DROWNED

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Plant operator died at quarry site after excavator toppled into deep water

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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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DEATH CAUSED BY FAILURE TO INSERT QUICK HITCH PIN

Posted on 20th May 2011
Contractors and excavator operator prosecuted over quick hitch fatality

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 3rd May 2011
Updated guidance to HSE Inspectors reveals likely enforcement action

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RECENT EXCAVATOR INCIDENTS ON ROADWORKS PROJECTS

Posted on 8th February 2011
Man trapped in Notts whilst bus collides with excavator in Argyll

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FITTING FUNERAL FOR DEVOTED DIGGER DRIVER

Posted on 11th November 2010
Excavator driver carried to final resting place in the machine he loved

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WORKMAN FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER MOBILE PLANT INCIDENT

Posted on 6th October 2010
Site ‘sealed off’ after workman crushed on new major supermarket project

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH INQUEST CONCLUDES

Posted on 14th September 2010
Quick hitches come under the spotlight again after groundworker death

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PC AND CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER EXCAVATOR DEATH

Posted on 13th September 2010

Demolition worker died after being struck by excavator bucket 

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EXCAVATOR FATALITY ON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

Posted on 24th August 2010
‘Bobcat digger’ reported to be involved in fatal incident in Lancashire 

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PLANT FITTER CRUSHED DURING WORKSHOP REPAIR

Posted on 10th August 2010
Excavator toppled from ramp trapping and suffocating experienced fitter

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EXCAVATOR DEATH ON M6 MOTORWAY WORKS

Posted on 5th July 2010
Road worker fatally injured in collision with excavator at Lancs site

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EXCAVATORS USED FOR LIFTING OPERATIONS

Posted on 11th June 2010
Guidance on using excavators as cranes from two authoritative sources

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YOUNG WORKER INJURED IN CINEMA DEMOLITION

Posted on 18th March 2010
Demolition worker seriously injured in excavator incident

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH GUIDANCE

Posted on 4th February 2010
Industry body issues Guide to excavator quick hitch safety

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EXCAVATOR BUCKET FALL FATALITY

Posted on 3rd February 2010
Inquest into DLR excavator death delivers ‘accidental’ verdict

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