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WORLD CUP COLLAPSED CRANE ‘CLEARED’ OF BLAME

Posted on 17th February 2014
Liebherr investigation clears crane of fault in fatal collapse

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER FALL

Posted on 17th February 2014
“Fall into foundations” on major refurb project

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: GENIE Z135/70 MEWP

Posted on 4th February 2014
Stability compromised by incorrect measurement of boom sensors

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FATALITY: ONE MAN DIES AND SECOND CRITICAL

Posted on 24th January 2014
Workmen fall through roof in two incidents on same site only hours apart

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CCTV CATCHES SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN SHOPPING MALL

Posted on 17th December 2013
Pedestrians sent running as wind impacts on debris netting

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INQUEST: FALL FROM MEWP REMAINS MYSTERY

Posted on 5th December 2013
Coroner hears how builder fell to his death on Lancs building site

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DOUBLE-DECKER

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Images show aftermath of scaffold fall onto London bus

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FATAL CRANE COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Two die as massive mobile crane boom fails during major lift

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN IN WIND TURBINE FALL

Posted on 25th November 2013
Investigation launched after workman falls “inside” turbine structure

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MAJOR INCIDENT: BUILDING COLLAPSE SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on 20th November 2013
Shopping mall under construction collapses trapping workers

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INCIDENT: LIFT ENGINEER INJURED

Posted on 11th November 2013
Investigation launched after engineer trapped during lift repairs

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INCIDENT: ROADWORKERS SERIOUSLY INJURED ON M25

Posted on 4th November 2013
Major incident on M25 after lorry overturned in roadworks

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INQUEST: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th October 2013
Director points Coroner to malfunctioning crane safety device

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON LOFT CONVERSION

Posted on 4th October 2013
Images of scene of scaffold collapse on North London road

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER TRUCK OVERTURN

Posted on 20th September 2013
Tipper truck overturn on homes sites in Rotherham

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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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INCIDENTS: TWO MOBILES COLLAPSE IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 21st August 2013
Mobile cranes topple in both Putney and Royal Tunbridge Wells

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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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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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INCIDENT: RESCUE FROM CITY CENTRE ROOF

Posted on 19th June 2013
Photographs show fire service rescue from major museum rooftop

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INCIDENT: SCHOOL BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 17th June 2013
Workman trapped as building collapsed during demolition

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FATALITY: TWO CHERRY PICKER DEATHS IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 13th June 2013
Workman dies in MEWP incident on marine construction project

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INCIDENT: ROOFWORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED

Posted on 14th May 2013
Workman left ‘fighting for life’ after roof fall

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INCIDENT: TOWER SCAFFOLD FELL FROM BUILDING

Posted on 14th May 2013
Lucky escape after scaffold tower plummets from ninth floor

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INCIDENT: CRANE ‘CRASH’ ON HOSPITAL PROJECT

Posted on 9th May 2013
Work remains on hold after crane strikes wall of ward

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th April 2013
Pavement scaffold struck by HGV left in precarious position

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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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INCIDENT: BUILDING COLLAPSE INVESTIGATION

Posted on 26th March 2013
Witnesses speak of a ‘miracle’ there were no deaths on collapse

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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON WIND FARM PROJECT

Posted on 15th March 2013
Mobile crane collapse fuels concerns of local residents 

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th February 2013
Driver leapt to safety as crane overturned into canal

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN INJURED BY TUNNEL MACHINERY

Posted on 29th January 2013
Serious head injury after crushing on London tunnel project

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NIGHT CLUB ‘SIGNIFICANT’ CEILING COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2013
Firefighters respond after ceiling collapse in Edinburgh

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INCIDENT: CHERRY PICKER OPERATOR INJURED

Posted on 18th December 2012
MEWP incident highlights risk of entrapment on steel structures

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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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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL INTO OPENING

Posted on 29th November 2012
Police and HSE investigate mystery fall into man-hole

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INCIDENT: MEWP OVERTURN TRIGGERS RESCUE

Posted on 13th November 2012
Dramatic pictures show injured workman recovered using tower crane

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSE IN LEISURE CENTRE

Posted on 26th October 2012
Schoolboy seriously injured after collapse of internal wall at council pool

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MAJOR STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE IN US CLAIMS FOUR LIVES

Posted on 15th October 2012
Press report provides graphic images of car park under construction collapse

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER MEWP OVERTURN

Posted on 10th August 2012
Man severely injured after cherry picker topples on utilities project

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN TRAPPED IN LIFT SHAFT

Posted on 29th July 2012
Worker seriously injured in office block lift decommissioning incident

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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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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON BUSY LONDON STREET

Posted on 15th July 2012

Car narrowly missed and plant blocked road for many hours after overturn

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INCIDENT: WORKMEN LEFT STRANDED IN ELEVATED PLATFORM

Posted on 6th July 2012
Fire and rescue service use hydraulic platform to reach trapped workmen

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR INJURED IN LOAD FALL

Posted on 6th July 2012
Cab fails to protect mobile operator after lifting operation goes wrong

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INCIDENT: ABSEILING PARAMEDIC RESCUES SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 24th June 2012
Video footage shows rescue services novel use of MEWP and abseiling

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INCIDENT: WORK SUSPENDED ON FORMER MUSTARD GAS SITE

Posted on 17th May 2012
Two workers affected during work on new Avonmouth recycling plant project

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES ON ROAD

Posted on 27th April 2012
Scaffold collapse on Portsmouth hotel refurb project crushes six parked cars

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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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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: CROSSRAIL TUNNEL CONCRETE COLLAPSE

Posted on 21st March 2012
Tunnel incident prompts RMT Union call for full HSE investigation

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