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INQUEST: CRANE OPERATOR ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 2nd February 2017
Driver died after lorry mounted crane struck overhead cable

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INQUEST: DUMPER DRIVER CRUSHED BY ROLL BAR

Posted on 9th December 2016
Jury hears that driver of overturning dumper was not wearing seat belt

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INQUEST: CHERRY PICKER FOUND TO BE FAULTY

Posted on 26th April 2016
Painter died from trauma caused by cherry picker overturn

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INQUEST: CORONER CALLS FOR ACTION

Posted on 12th November 2015
Risk of future deaths unless action taken

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INQUEST: CONCRETE SLAB FELL DURING LIFTING OP

Posted on 14th October 2015
Stair landing fell 6m dragging deceased into path of slab

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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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INQUEST: EXCLUSION ZONE DEFINITION UNCLEAR

Posted on 27th February 2015
Jury finds language skills contributed to Crossrail worker death

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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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INQUEST: GROUNDWORKER DIED IN “DODGY” TRENCH

Posted on 15th October 2014
Contractor refuses to answer questions about safeguards

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INQUEST: LACK OF IMAGES FRUSTRATES CORONER

Posted on 13th May 2014
Fall from scaffold during heating pipe replacement

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INQUEST: FAMILIES CALL FOR PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th February 2014
Accidental death verdict over death of four groundworkers

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INQUEST: FOUR MEN DIED IN REBAR CAGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 11th February 2014
Coroner hears of Police challenge to CPS view on manslaughter

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INQUEST: DEFECTIVE RCD FAILED TO PROTECT PLUMBER

Posted on 9th December 2013
Combination of circumstances caused death by electrocution

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INQUEST: FOUR DEATHS IN ONE INCIDENT

Posted on 3rd December 2013
HSE prosecutions still possible regarding in Norfolk collapse

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INQUEST: FALL USING LADDER ON ROLLER DOOR REPAIR

Posted on 7th August 2013
Coroner calls for improved training and risk assessment reminder

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INQUEST: TIPPER TRUCK DEATH REMAINS MYSTERY

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Crush death of construction firm MD baffles HSE experts

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INQUEST: DEMO WORKER FELL WITH LIFT PLATFORM

Posted on 19th February 2013
Second worker survived after harness caught in lift chains

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INQUEST: BUILDERS PANICKED AND ‘DUMPED’ BODY

Posted on 14th February 2013
Coroner hears how alcohol triggered ladder fall fatality  

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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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INQUEST: WORKMAN IGNORED TRENCH WARNING

Posted on 3rd December 2012
Coroner hears how warnings failed to prevent excavation death

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INQUESTS: FIRST CHIEF CORONER APPOINTED

Posted on 20th September 2012
Government resists calls for new inquest decision appeal rights

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MANSLAUGHTER: FAMILY EXPRESS DISGUST AT CPS ‘FAILURE’

Posted on 5th September 2012
CPS rejects manslaughter charges over electrocuted mother

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INQUEST: CHILD DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING LAMP POST

Posted on 16th May 2012
Coroner hears of devastation experienced by engineer over his role in death

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DEATH OF RETIRED BUILDER IN SEA FRONT WALL FALL

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Inquest hears how ‘safety gone mad’ debate delayed erection of railings  

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INQUEST: NARRATIVE VERDICT CRANE DEATHS

Posted on 13th March 2012
Coroner hears how incorrect erection manual triggered crane collapse

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INQUEST: SITE TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th March 2012
Coroner opens inquiry into homes development tower crane double tragedy

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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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INQUEST: CORONER HALTS ‘WINDY BUILDING’ DEATH HEARING

Posted on 15th February 2012
Evidence on building design and construction reopens police investigation 

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INQUEST: WORKMAN STRUCK BY REVERSING VEHICLE

Posted on 24th January 2012
Jury hears of precautions required to manage vehicles on shop project 

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INQUEST: YOUNG MOTHER ELECTROCUTED IN FLAT

Posted on 29th December 2011
Unlawful killing verdict opens HSE and CPS consideration of criminal prosecution

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INQUEST: PAINTER DIED THREE YEARS AFTER FALL

Posted on 16th November 2011
Mystery surrounds presence of ‘unsuitable flimsy domestic ladder’ on site

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INQUEST: EXCAVATION WAS A ‘TICKING TIMEBOMB’

Posted on 11th November 2011
Young man died in collapsing trench on homes project run by his father

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SWIFTER JUSTICE FOR BEREAVED FAMILIES COMES CLOSER

Posted on 12th August 2011
Death at work rule change makes prosecutions prior to inquest more likely

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY: CHILD ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th April 2011
Death could have been prevented if workman had ‘cleaned up properly’

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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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INQUEST INTO ELECTROCUTION OF BUILDER

Posted on 14th January 2011
Investigators could find “no reason” for actions of deceased workman

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SCAFFOLDER FATALITIES ON MAJOR AND MINOR PROJECTS

Posted on 30th November 2010
Inquests hear how deaths occurred during scaffolding works on two projects

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MESOTHELIOMA DEATH INQUEST LINK TO DEMOLITION

Posted on 8th November 2010
Inquest highlights human tragedies behind mesothelioma statistics

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CHEMICAL FUME SCARE HALTS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Posted on 28th September 2010
Workers affected by fumes generated in mystery chemical reaction on site

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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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INQUEST HEARS OF ‘UNPREDICTABLE’ FRAGILE ROOFS

Posted on 7th September 2010
Fatal fall through fragile roof highlights need for radical change in methods

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INQUEST JURY SHOWN CCTV FOOTAGE

Posted on 29th June 2010
Coroners inquest considers fatal fall of concrete slab on building site

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POTTERS BAR RAIL CRASH INQUEST OPENS

Posted on 1st June 2010
Regulator investigation ‘open’ until the Coroner’s inquest concluded

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INQUEST HEARS HOW BUILDER STRUCK BY WALL

Posted on 28th May 2010
Builder died during demolition of old cob-walled barn

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INQUEST CONSIDERS PLANNING AND SITE SUPERVISION

Posted on 11th May 2010
Coroner calls for fragile roof risk ‘at some stage to be taken seriously’

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INQUEST HEARS OF DIRECTOR ROOF FALL

Posted on 13th April 2010
Director of building leasing company died during roof repairs

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY

Posted on 17th February 2010
Builder death from exploding canister remains mystery

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FALLING WALL CAUSED DEATH OF BUILDER

Posted on 12th February 2010
Inquest hears how trench may have compromised wall stability

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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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EXCAVATION DEATH INQUEST

Posted on 6th January 2010
Young workman died when 2m excavation collapsed without warning

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