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INQUEST: WORKMAN STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE

Posted on 2nd March 2012
Conflicting evidence heard over adequacy of measures to prevent death

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EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE COMPLIANCE REPORT

Posted on 29th February 2012
Research suggests almost 20% of employers have no cover for workplace injury

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INCIDENT: PEDESTRIANS STRUCK BY FALLING PLASTERBOARD

Posted on 26th February 2012
Two women hospitalised after fall of material on London building site

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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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REPORTING INJURIES AND DANGEROUS OCCURENCES GUIDE

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Free detailed guide on new RIDDOR reporting arrangements published by HSE

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INCIDENT: UPDATE ON ILFORD BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Contractor reports that site now safe and HSE investigation commenced

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INCIDENT: FIVE STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st February 2012
Workers escape disaster as steel frame structure collapses after topping out 

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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 GUIDANCE ON INJURY AND INCIDENT REPORTING

Posted on 18th January 2012
Advice for businesses on RIDDOR changes coming into force from 6 April 2012

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NEW YORK SCAFFOLDER RESCUED IN HIGH RISE DRAMA

Posted on 13th December 2011
Pictures and video capture scaffolder suspended in safety harness

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 5th December 2011
Investigators probe cause of mobile crane incident on London Tate Modern site

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HELICOPTER WRECKED AS ROTA BLADES STRIKE SCAFFOLD

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Dramatic New Zealand video footage of crashing helicopter caught in cables

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FALSEWORK COLLAPSE DURING CONCRETE POUR IN NEW YORK

Posted on 9th November 2011
Incident picture illustrates potential for catastrophe in a falsework collapse

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LADDER SAFETY DEMONSTRATION FAILS THE TEST

Posted on 8th November 2011
Egg on face as contractor efforts to improve ladder safety ends in comic video  

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INCIDENT: NAILGUN “FREAK” INCIDENT

Posted on 21st October 2011
Six-inch nail embeds into body of workman during staircase repair

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSE ON MAJOR SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 12th October 2011
Substantial section of wall fell on Sheffield pavement adjacent to bus stop

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE LEAVES TWELVE DEAD IN CHINA

Posted on 9th October 2011
Concrete car park structure collapses on major construction project

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN LONDON

Posted on 5th October 2011
Pictures show scale of potential disaster on busy Fulham high street 

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RESCUE FROM HEIGHT AFTER FALL ON SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 23rd September 2011
Fire and rescue secure men with aerial platform after ‘fall through’ scaffolding

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INCIDENT: FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 21st September 2011
Workman in serious condition after 10m fall from scaffolding

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INCIDENT: COLLAPSE TRAPS WORKMAN

Posted on 21st September 2011
Falling roof trusses on home build site cause serious injuries

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INCIDENT: TEMPORARY ROOF COLLAPSE INJURES FOUR

Posted on 25th August 2011
Mystery surrounds cause of roof incident on new school academy project  

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INCIDENT:WORKMAN ON SCHOOLS ROOF PROJECT INJURED

Posted on 10th August 2011
Builder working on a school roof airlifted to hospital after fall

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SAFETY NET FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES TWO LIVES

Posted on 17th July 2011
Freak just of wind put fall arrest and rescue plan to the ultimate test

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DUTCH FOOTBALL STADIUM COLLAPSE RESCUE UNDERWAY

Posted on 7th July 2011
Roof collapse probably related to construction work at the stadium

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WORKMAN FELL FROM MOBILE SCAFFOLD TOWER

Posted on 24th June 2011
Both legs and wrist fractured after 6m fall from tower in West Midlands town

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PILING RIG INCIDENT ON MAJOR SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 23rd June 2011
School pupils sprayed with hydraulic fluid from adjoining construction site

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HELICOPTER HEAVY LIFTING OPERATIONS IN USA

Posted on 13th June 2011
Lifting of US power transmission towers ends in double dose of ‘disaster’  

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ACCIDENTS MORE LIKELY FOR WORKPLACE ‘NEW STARTERS’

Posted on 2nd June 2011
HSE advice on reducing risk of accidents in the first six months at a workplace

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RESCUE AT HEIGHT INCIDENTS IN DUDLEY AND OTTAWA

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Incidents illustrate need to make plans for rescue when working at height

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PILING RIG FATALITY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Construction worker dies as drilling rig collapses on Melbourne site

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PILING RIG COLLAPSE CAUSES ROAD CHAOS

Posted on 6th May 2011
Rig platform fails during road strengthening operations 

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MOBILE CRANE OIL LEAKS INVOLVED IN ROAD DEATHS

Posted on 24th March 2011
Inquiry hears crane not road safe and lists ticked without checks being made

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INCIDENT:LIFT SHAFT FATALITY ON MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE

Posted on 22nd March 2011
Workman found at base of lift shaft on college refurb and new build project

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INCIDENT:ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION ON UTILITIES PROJECT

Posted on 20th March 2011
Workman suffers  ‘life-threatening’ injuries in electrical explosion

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INCIDENT: MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM AND BUS COLLIDE

Posted on 7th March 2011
Workman in serious condition after cherry picker collides with London bus 

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TWO MEN DEAD AFTER CONCRETE STRUCTURE COLLAPSES

Posted on 24th February 2011
Father and son die after being trapped by falling concrete during demolition

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 18th February 2011
Students escape serious injury during multi-storey car park demolition

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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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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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TWO PEDESTRIANS DIE IN TIMBER FALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th February 2011
Lorry strikes bridge triggering shedding of load with tragic consequences

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MYSTERY BUILDING COLLAPSE ON HIGH STREET

Posted on 8th February 2011
Building to be demolished after partial collapse leaves dangerous structure

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TEN GLASS INSTALLERS DIE IN PHILLIPINES DISASTER

Posted on 31st January 2011
Platform collapse leaves 10 workers dead on Manila apartment block

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INCIDENT: LYME REGIS CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Passers-by narrowly avoid injury as crane topples on south coast seafront

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Two work men recovering in hospital after 10m fall from scaffold

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GAS EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION CLEARS ALL PARTIES

Posted on 26th January 2011
‘Low risk’ gas main caused injury and devastation in town centre

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CHANGES TO ACCIDENT REPORTING REGULATIONS

Posted on 16th December 2010
‘Three-day’ reporting rule set to change following industry consultation

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ROOF COLLAPSE ON MAJOR RETAILER SUPERSTORE

Posted on 7th December 2010
Shoppers narrowly escape injury as roof collapses under weight of snow

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MASSIVE DEATH TOLL IN SHANGHAI BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 16th November 2010
Welding work suspected as triggering inferno on scaffolded structure

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REFURBISHMENT WORK LINK TO SALFORD GAS EXPLOSION

Posted on 2nd November 2010
House at centre of massive blast was subject to kitchen refurbishment

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