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BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN BIRMINGHAM AND BRIDGEND

Posted on 28th October 2010
Workman and four shoppers injured in separate incidents over two days

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LATEST CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS

Posted on 27th October 2010
Stats show construction remains one of Britain’s ‘most dangerous industries’

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ARM SEVERED FOLLOWING CEMENT MIXER ACCIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2010
Worker’s arm amputated after trapping in  cement mixer on schools project 

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES PROJECT BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 22nd September 2010
Pedestrian bridge collapses seriously injuring at least five labourers

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MOBILE OVERTURNS LANDING ON NEARBY HOME

Posted on 3rd September 2010
Workman trapped and injured as mobile crane lifting operation goes wrong  

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COLLAPSE OF ROOF TRUSSES INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th August 2010
Man rescued from height by fire crews after trusses tumble on new homes site

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ROADWORKER STRUCK BY CAR AND SERIOUSLY INJURED

Posted on 3rd August 2010
White lining workman hit by passing vehicle and driver arrested

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DRIVER INJURED BY OWN DUMPER

Posted on 24th June 2009
Investigators explore how dumper driver run over by his vehicle

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STEELWORK TRAPS WORKMAN ON SMALL SITE

Posted on 18th June 2009
Man trapped by steel beam during work on new garage

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FALLING CHIMNEYS RISING

Posted on 9th March 2009
Building inspectors report increase in chimney collapses

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BASEMENT FALL INJURES TWO

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Two women seriously injured after fall into building site basement

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Workman survives four-storey fall in Melbourne scaffold collapse

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TWO HURT IN KENT BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 24th February 2009
Building collapse leaves two workers hospitalised

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INCIDENT FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 28th January 2009
Workman taken to hospital after 6m fall from apartment block

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INCIDENT SCAFFOLD ACCESS HOIST

Posted on 26th January 2009
Workman in ‘serious condition’ following scaffold access hoist fall

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INQUEST OVERTURNING VEHICLE

Posted on 24th January 2009
Operator of excavator crushed by overturning lorry

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FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 3rd November 2008
Surveyor survives fall through rooflight 

A surveyor is reported to be recovering after falling through a skylight on a building in Basingstoke. He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition , but is now reported as stable. HSE are investigating.

Comment: Falls through fragile rooflights and fibre cement roofs remain one of the biggest single causes of fatal injuries in the construction sector. This incident highlights that it not just industrial roof workers who are at risk. Client representatives, surveyors, architects, engineers and many other construction professions will occasionally find themselves invited onto or near an existing roof.  Before doing so, assess the risk and ask: is it essential to go on to the roof and if so are there any fragile areas on or adjacent to the roof. Building owners and occupiers have a duty to control and manage access to roof areas.