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PUBLIC AND WORKER RISK PROMPTS £1 MILLION FINE

Posted on 26th January 2016
Firm failed to follow own risk management processes and procedures

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HOT WORK NEAR GAS CANISTER CAUSED EXPLOSION

Posted on 23rd October 2015
Risks from flammable aerosols were not assessed and controlled

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INCIDENT: TWO DIE IN MYSTERY EXPLOSION

Posted on 5th October 2015
Deaths in unoccupied unit where Police believe “work in progress”

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LONDON EXPLODING PAVEMENTS ON THE RISE

Posted on 24th August 2015
Eighty fires in last five years with forty incidents in 2014

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INQUEST: WORKMAN DIED TRAPPED BY INFERNO

Posted on 4th December 2014
Machine worker died after failing to escape from burning building

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ARCHITECTS PROSECUTED OVER LACK OF INFORMATION

Posted on 27th November 2014
Information on flammability of timber frame not provided to contractor

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INCIDENT: FIRE ON 10th FLOOR OF LONDON PROJECT

Posted on 28th October 2014
Scaffolding blaze on city demolition site

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ROADMARKING GAS FIRED CAULDRONS UNSUITABLE

Posted on 14th October 2014
Workman burnt when road marking vehicle caught fire

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HOT CUTTING ON OIL TANK ENDS IN SERIOUS BURNS

Posted on 20th August 2014
Steel fabricators used angle grinder to cut “drained” oil tank

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DRAMATIC VIDEO OF VEHICLE EXPLOSION IN LEEDS

Posted on 16th June 2014
Demolition group acetylene gas cylinder involved in van blaze

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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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INCIDENT: MASSIVE BLAZE ON RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

Posted on 3rd April 2014
Contractor evacuates building in under 5 minutes

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DRAMATIC RESCUE OF BUILDER FROM BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 28th March 2014
Video captures narrow escape from blazing construction site

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING GAS CYLINDERS

Posted on 16th March 2014
Video highlights dangers from road transport of LPG

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY IN FOCUS

Posted on 4th February 2014
HSE issue reminder on early adoption of effective fire precautions

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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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PC FAILED TO PROVIDE KEY INFORMATION ON GAS RISK

Posted on 16th September 2013
Demolition contractors damaged gas main causing major leak

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INCIDENT: TWO INJURED IN GAS PIPE STRIKE

Posted on 20th August 2013
Work by contractor on redundant gas pipe ignited ‘residual gas’

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR IN COURT OVER MASSIVE FIRE

Posted on 2nd August 2013
Gas main welding work sparked fire sending 20-foot flames into sky

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MAJOR QUARRY FIRM FINED OVER EXPLOSION ERRORS

Posted on 30th July 2013
Blast sent rock flying 200 metres onto public road and damaged cars

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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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WEAPONS PLANT FAILED TO MANAGE FIRE RISK

Posted on 29th May 2013
Lack of assessment for dangerous substances triggers large fine 

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ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT LANDS REFURB FIRM IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Floor openings used to ‘bomb’ material causing danger to those below

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DRAMATIC CCTV FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING DRUM

Posted on 20th January 2013
Incident highlights danger of hot work on ’empty’ oil drums

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TOWER BLOCK FIRE DEATHS INQUEST COMMENCES

Posted on 16th January 2013
Inquest into six deaths will consider impact of refurbishment work

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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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DEVELOPER FINED OVER MASSIVE GAS MAIN STRIKE BLAST

Posted on 29th November 2012
Gas explosion during major conversion destroyed dozens of Manchester homes

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INCIDENT: VIDEO OF CRANE COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 27th November 2012
Dramatic fire on Sydney tower crane prompts boom collapse

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MULTIPLE FIRE AND SAFETY ISSUES AIRED IN COURT

Posted on 15th November 2012
Refurb contractor failed to take action following repeated HSE warnings

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INCIDENTS: SPATE ‘PAVEMENT EXPLOSIONS’ INVESTIGATED

Posted on 25th July 2012
Pavement explosions injure at least seven pedestrians in recent months

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FIRE SERVICE MANAGERS NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 30th May 2012
Chief fire officer condemns decision to press criminal charges over deaths

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INADEQUATE CHECKS TRIGGERED GAS RELEASE AND BURNS

Posted on 29th May 2012
Demolition contractor prosecuted after services confusion causes gas explosion 

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY CODE NEW EDITION

Posted on 26th May 2012
FPA announce publication of updated joint Code of Practice for fire prevention

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INCIDENT: SEVEN INJURED IN MYSTERY REFURB EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st March 2012
Major contractor working with HSE and CID on cause of police HQ explosion

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INCIDENT: ILFORD COLLAPSE SITE SUFFERS 8 HOUR BLAZE

Posted on 6th February 2012
Steel cutting operations ignited combustible materials on ill-fated site

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PRISON FOR PLUMBER POSING AS GAS SAFETY REGISTERED

Posted on 1st February 2012
Lives put a risk by plumber illegally working on domestic gas appliances

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INCIDENT: GAS EXPLOSION FEAR IN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE

Posted on 24th January 2012
Pipe damage and gas release causes scare on city centre construction project

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NEW TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 2nd December 2011
HSE backs UKTFA guidance on timber frame site fire risk management

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LPG FUELED FIREBALL ENGULFED WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th November 2011
Contractor prosecuted after excavator stuck LPG pipe triggering explosion

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FITTER PROSECUTION HIGHLIGHTS ‘WIDESPREAD’ GAS DANGER

Posted on 22nd October 2011
Bogus gas engineer given two years in jail for false claims and dangerous work

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FIRE SAFETY RISK ASSESSOR JAILED FOR 8 MONTHS

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Business owner and assessor imprisoned for fire safety offences

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TIMBER FRAME BUILDING FIRE RISK DEBATE

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Trade body calls for withdrawal of “misleading and inaccurate report”

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JAIL SENTENCE FOR PLUMBER AFTER HOME EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st July 2011
Pensioner suffers 21% burns after work on gas by unregistered plumber 

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR CREATED EXPLOSION RISK

Posted on 20th June 2011
Failure to isolate gas and electrical services lands demo firm in court

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FIRE ON CENTRAL LONDON REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Posted on 15th June 2011
Firefighters tackled large blaze at Marconi House on the Strand

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INSURER PROVIDES TIMBER FRAME SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 1st April 2011
Advice issued on timber frame fire safety during construction and occupancy

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TEENAGER ENGULFED IN FLAMES AT CONTRACTOR DEPOT

Posted on 16th February 2011
Spray painting of construction lighting tower ends in ‘horrific’ burns

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PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th February 2011
Report examines key corporate issues for industry leaders to address

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BUILDER SUES OWN COMPANY AFTER DEATH OF HIS SON

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Damages awarded to father following exploding canister fatality

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CDM CLIENT AND MANAGER FINED FOR FIRE SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 10th December 2010
Workforce and public put at risk during bar refurbishment operations  

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