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RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 18th November 2018
European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

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FAILURE TO ACT ON VIBRATION AND SILICA HAZARDS

Posted on 18th November 2018
Worker health put at risk during stripping of furnace lining

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MAJOR FM FIRM FAILED TO MAINTAIN BACK-UP POWER

Posted on 18th November 2018
Power loss at laboratory site created potential risk from biological agents

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IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

Posted on 16th November 2018
CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

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ROOF COLLAPSED UNDER EXCESS LOADING

Posted on 11th November 2018
Director and company fined over roof design failures

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FORK LIFT OVERTURNED IN SCAFFOLDING YARD

Posted on 10th November 2018
Untrained operator suffered life changing crush injuries

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ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

Posted on 7th November 2018
Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

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GAS MAIN STRIKE REPAIR CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 7th November 2018
Contractor excavator damage to gas pipe ends in £1.2m fine

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REBAR FELL FROM FLT IN UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 7th November 2018
Multiple fractures caused by inappropriate use of fork lift

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POORLY PLANNED LIFT DISMANTLE INJURED WORKMAN

Posted on 1st November 2018
Counterweight or suspension rope struck worker in lift shaft

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DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

Posted on 1st November 2018
Contractor fined over absence of suitable excavation / dumper precautions

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DEATH FAILED TO TRIGGER PREVENTIVE ACTION

Posted on 29th October 2018
Prison term for director whilst his company ordered to pay £3/4m

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FAILURE TO MAINTAIN GUARDS PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 26th October 2018
Woodworking machinery defective despite previous HSE advice

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YOUNG WORKER FELL FROM PETROL STATION CANOPY

Posted on 18th October 2018
Steel fabricator after young construction worker falls on first day at work

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FIRM FINED OVER FAILURE AT ASSESS VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 18th October 2018
Vibration regulations not acted upon until seven years in operation

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FAILURE TO ISOLATE LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 16th October 2018
Conveyor guards removed before power source isolated

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TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

Posted on 15th October 2018
Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2018
Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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RETAILER FINED AFTER FAN AMPUTATES FINGERS

Posted on 12th October 2018
Maintenance engineer injured during roof fan repair works

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POOR PLANT ISOLATION CAUSED CONVEYOR DANGER

Posted on 11th October 2018
Arm of fitter trapped between conveyor drum and belt

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BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th October 2018
Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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YOUNG WORKER LOSES FINGERS IN SAWING INCIDENT

Posted on 11th October 2018
Provision of training and information could not be proved

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MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 1st October 2018
Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL STARTED BEFORE R & D SURVEY

Posted on 27th September 2018
Asbestos insulation board found outside building being refurbished

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INEFFECTIVELY BRAKED SAW CAUSED AMPUTATIONS

Posted on 27th September 2018
Retro-fitting of precautions may be required on older machines

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FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

Posted on 27th September 2018
Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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MAJOR HOMES BUSINESS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO RISK

Posted on 24th September 2018
Residential property refurb project created carbon monoxide danger

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FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

Posted on 20th September 2018
Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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WORKER SUFFERS FATAL BURNS IN OXYGEN RICH AREA

Posted on 19th September 2018
Sparks from angle grinder ignited clothing of workman in confined space

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MAJOR UK CONTRACTORS HIT BY MAJOR FINES

Posted on 19th September 2018
Firms ordered to pay over £3m after foot trapped in rotating ‘screw’

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DRIVER DIED TRAPPED BETWEEN TRAILER AND VEHICLE

Posted on 14th September 2018
Firm fined £1.5 million over failure to assess coupling operations

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ACTUAL SYSTEM OF WORK WAS OPPOSITE OF RAMS

Posted on 13th September 2018
Workman fell 4m through fragile asbestos roof sheet

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RISK ASSESSED PRECAUTIONS NOT IMPLEMENTED

Posted on 7th September 2018
Action not paperwork essential to prevent fall during lifting operation

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SCHOOL STAFF LACKED ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 5th September 2018
Council fined £200k over asbestos flue and gasket rope failures

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DEMOLISHING INTERNAL WALL REVEALED ASBESTOS

Posted on 31st August 2018
Firm lacked survey and asbestos management plan for premises

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POWER BUSINESSES FAILED ON LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 31st August 2018
Panel fell on workman during turbine maintenance project

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POST EXPLOSION ASBESTOS WORK WAS UNSAFE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Asbestos cement panels removed and cut with power tools

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FALL THROUGH UNFLOORED FACTORY ROOF SPACE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Non-routine tasks require assessment and clear risk controls

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO SUPERVISE LIFT

Posted on 14th August 2018
Errors whilst lifting pre-cast concrete blocks fined £600,000

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FIRM FINED £400,000 OVER VIBRATING TOOLS RISK

Posted on 14th August 2018
Hand-held orbital sanders, rivet guns, grinders and drills caused harm

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REVERSING VEHICLE CLAIMED LIFE OF ‘BANKSMAN’

Posted on 7th August 2018
Workman trapped whilst assisting colleague in reversing lorry

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TWO WORKMEN DIED IN SPRAY BOOTH EXPLOSION

Posted on 6th August 2018
Flammable vapour ignited by ignition sources present at the scene

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SOLAR SPECIALIST FAILED TO PLAN FOR SAFETY

Posted on 6th August 2018
Fragile roof failed under weight of solar installation worker

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 6th August 2018
Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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REFURB PROJECT REQUIRED ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

Posted on 6th August 2018
Property management firm fined over lack of asbestos survey

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CLIENT FAILED MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS TEST

Posted on 6th August 2018
Homes developer prosecuted for breaching CDM 2015 client duties

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JAIL TERM FOR DEVELOPER AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th August 2018
Inexperienced workers demolished structure without Principal Contractor

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CDM 2015 DUTYHOLDERS IGNORED HSE ADVICE

Posted on 6th August 2018
Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous site conditions

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MASSIVE FINE OVER USE OF UNSAFE GAS FITTINGS

Posted on 17th July 2018
College gas installation contractor exposed after multiple gas leaks

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TEMP WORKS DESIGNED BY MANAGER AND UNCHECKED

Posted on 17th July 2018
Collapse of platform highlighted failure in temporary works management

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