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DELAYED RESCUE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH AT HEIGHT

Posted on 20th June 2017
MEWP operator died trapped between controls and roof beam

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NEW HSE ENDORSED MEWP GUIDANCE FOR MANAGERS

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Securing safe plant and operation set out in new industry guide

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INDUSTRY BODIES STRUCTURE MEWP SAFETY ALERTS

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group publishes Safety Alert Protocol

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LIFT TRUCK LIFTING NOT PLANNED & SUPERVISED

Posted on 2nd September 2016
Unstable structure ‘twisted’ dangerously during improvised lifting op

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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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IPAF POWERED ACCESS REPORT 2016: HIGHER SAFETY

Posted on 14th December 2015
‘Big Debate’ tackles sensitive issue of sharing incident information

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BASKET FELL FROM FORKS OF TELEHANDLER

Posted on 27th May 2015
Contractor unaware of crucial guidance on telehandlers

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MEWP & STEEL ENTRAPMENT INCIDENT PREVENTABLE

Posted on 3rd December 2014
Firm fined after trainee crushed during building cladding operations

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HSE PUBLISH MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM GUIDE

Posted on 10th November 2014
Guidance covers MEWP selection, specification, management and operation

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DISMANTLING WITH MEWP ENDS IN DISASTER

Posted on 6th November 2014
Falling beam caused serious head and chest crush injuries

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INCIDENT: PLANT OVERTURN ON MIXED DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 3rd November 2014
Town house damaged after plant topples on City centre project

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INQUEST: TEENAGER ELECTROCUTED IN MEWP

Posted on 16th October 2014
Painter and decorator died after contacting overhead cable

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MEWP DROVE OVER EDGE CAUSING OPERATOR DEATH

Posted on 17th September 2014
Risk not suitably assessed and safe system of work absent

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HSE ALERT: MEWP ENTRAPMENT AND CRUSHING

Posted on 30th May 2014
Deaths reveal machine control covers/shrouds do not provide protection

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CHERRY PICKER PULLED OVER BY DUMPER TRUCK

Posted on 28th April 2014
System of work for overhead line rigging proves inadequate

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UK CONTRACTORS SET MINIMUM MEWP STANDARDS

Posted on 2nd March 2014
Specification, management and operation on UKCG projects

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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: CHERRY PICKER OVERTURN

Posted on 3rd February 2014
Worker tells of cherry picker “horror” during lorry loading

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STILLAGE ‘PLATFORM’ TRIGGERS FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 14th January 2014
fltplatformFirm fined over unsafe system of work to clean high level fittings

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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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IPAF CALLS FOR GOVT REVIEW OVER HSE INDOLENCE

Posted on 3rd December 2013
Regulator response to M25 fatal cherry picker collapse criticised

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NETWORK RAIL FINED OVER MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 11th September 2013
Overload alarm ‘off’ despite platform weight limit exceeded regularly

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M25 TELEHANDLER FATALITY INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Posted on 30th July 2013
HSE look for clues in information on an incident in Australia

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CHERRY PICKER OVERTURN CAUSED BY POOR PLANNING

Posted on 26th June 2013
Incorrect size of stabiliser leg mats triggered MEWP collapse 

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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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FATALITY UPDATE: M25 MEWP MODEL ‘GROUNDED’

Posted on 6th June 2013
Video shows scene of cherry picker collapse alongside motorway

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FATALITY: MEWP OVERTURNS ONTO M25

Posted on 5th June 2013
Workman believed to have died after cherry picker collapse in yard

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RESEARCHERS DOUBT MEWP TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS

Posted on 7th May 2013
HSE commissioned research questions comprehension of ‘entrapment’ risk

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NEW RESEARCH ON MEWP CRUSHING AND ENTRAPMENT

Posted on 2nd May 2013
Design and human factors contribute to ‘significant number’ of incidents

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DEATH REVEALED GAPS IN MEWP EMERGENCY TRAINING

Posted on 11th April 2013
Trapped worker colleagues unaware of emergency scissor lift controls

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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: MEWP OVERTURN TRIGGERS RESCUE

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

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WORKMAN LOSES LEG IN COLLISION WITH CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 9th October 2012
Provision of high-viz jackets not enough to avoid prosecution and fine

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CLIENT/PC AND CONTRACTOR ERRORS END IN MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 26th August 2012
Mobile elevating platform fatal overturn triggered by uncovered recess

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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: 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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FATALITY: MOBILE PLATFORM DEATH IN CITY CENTRE

Posted on 21st June 2012
MEWP arm collapse causes death and leaves second workman seriously injured 

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CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION TWEETS ITS UPDATES

Posted on 13th May 2012
Major plant body now posts safety updates on Twitter  

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OPERATOR SURVIVES ‘CATAPULTING’ FROM CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 12th April 2012
MEWP operator severely injured in 4m fall in front of bus on London main road

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MECHANICAL FAILURE ON LORRY MOUNTED CHERRYPICKER

Posted on 26th December 2011
Cracks undetected by failure to implement thorough examination requirements

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MAJOR HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE FIRMS PROSECUTED

Posted on 1st December 2011
Fatal fall from ‘cherry picker’ caused by lack of checks and maintenance 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR TAKES DECISIVE ACTON ON MEWP SAFETY

Posted on 10th November 2011
Skanska to ban boom type MEWPS not fitted with added anti-crush protection

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INDUSTRY ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ON MEWP STABILITY

Posted on 16th September 2011
IPAF launch campaign on use of spreader plates with MEWP outriggers

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FATALITY: DEMOLITION DEATH INVOLVING MEWP

Posted on 10th August 2011
Demo workman using cherry picker crushed against steel structure

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MEWPS COME UNDER HSE SPOTLIGHT IN 2011/12

Posted on 3rd May 2011
HSE to promote take up of industry mobile elevating platform entrapment code

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OVERHEAD CRANE CAUSED CHERRY PICKER INCIDENT

Posted on 20th January 2011
Steel firm prosecuted after workman fell when crane struck MEWP

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HSE ISSUES WARNING AFTER SCISSOR LIFT DEATHS

Posted on 5th January 2011
Five deaths in three separate MEWP incidents prompts Safety Alert

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UNSAFE DISMANTLING OF STEEL FRAMED BUILDING

Posted on 28th September 2010
Workmen stepped out of cherry-picker provided for safe access to job 

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MEWP INCIDENT ON MAJOR AUSTRALIAN TOWER PROJECT

Posted on 25th August 2010
Workman critical after apparent MEWP trapping incident on Brisbane site

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: AVOIDING MEWP CRUSHING/TRAPPING

Posted on 16th July 2010
Warning to MEWP suppliers and users as new industry guidance published

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