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ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 11th October 2017
Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

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FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FORK LIFT SEAT BELT USE

Posted on 18th September 2017
Operator suffered fatal crush injuries after FLT overturned

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DIRECTOR AND FOREMAN JAILED OVER FATAL FALL

Posted on 18th September 2017
Failure to act on HSE advice ended in gross negligence manslaughter

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 14th September 2017
Council H&S officers reported dangerous roof work to HSE

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FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER GAS RISK

Posted on 7th September 2017
Poorly planned extension prevented effective gas venting

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£1 MILLION CLIENT FINE FOLLOWS FATAL FALL

Posted on 7th September 2017
Electrician died after fall from step ladder provided by client

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HAVS HEALTH CHECK PROMPTS HSE PROSECUTION

Posted on 7th September 2017
Assessment of vibration exposure and control measures found wanting

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CLIENT FINED AS CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Posted on 30th August 2017
Failure by client to appoint attracts PC duties by default

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JOINER PARALYSED AFTER FALL THROUGH JOISTS

Posted on 30th August 2017
Fall prevention and risk minimisation measures not taken

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COMPLAINT COSTS CONTRACTOR £145,000 IN FINES

Posted on 29th August 2017

HSE prosecute CDM 2015 Principal Contractor over risk without injury

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HOUSEHOLDER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Builder removed AIB during garage conversion in unsafe manner

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM IN MULTIPLE BREACH

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Director sentenced to prison term and company fined £100k

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WORKMAN DIED IN FALL DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Contractors failed to manage risk, communicate and coordinate work

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW STANDARDS

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Untrained and unsupervised workman lacked safety equipment

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF TIES

Posted on 11th August 2017
Falling structure narrowly misses passerby and lands on parked cars

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TRAINING IN CIRCULAR SAW USE FOUND WANTING

Posted on 31st July 2017
Joinery firm failures end in serious hand injury and £230,000 fine

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WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMED LIFE OF WORKMAN

Posted on 31st July 2017
Failed to identify risks associated with free standing walls

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WORKMAN FELL DURING WELDING WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 31st July 2017
Ladder access to water tank top was insecure and slipped when used

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CCTV INSTALLER FELL BETWEEN FLOOR JOISTS

Posted on 31st July 2017
Principal Contractor and CCTV specialist failed to plan and manage risk

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FACTORY APPRENTICE FELL DURING GUTTER CLEANING

Posted on 31st July 2017
Young workman stepped back and fell 9m through fragile rooflight

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CROSS RAIL JV CONTRACTORS FINED OVER FATALITY

Posted on 31st July 2017
Firm prosecuted after concrete fall death and two other tunnel incidents

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CONTRACTORS FAILED TO REVIEW ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 31st July 2017
Major companies fined £1,000,000 plus over asbestos risk during refurb

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SAFE SYSTEM DEVISED BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED

Posted on 18th July 2017
Workman injured by goods falling from double-decked trailer

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PREVENTION PLANNING REQUIRED FOR FRAGILE RISK

Posted on 17th July 2017
Fall arrest safety netting not used to mitigate fall consequences

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MANAGEMENT OF FORMWORK NOT UP TO THE MARK

Posted on 17th July 2017
Erector fell 3m after access scaffold board failed under load

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VIBRATION UNCONTROLLED & WORKERS UNINFORMED

Posted on 14th July 2017
Engineering firm fined £120,000 over hand-arm vibration risk

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SCAFFOLDER WAS UNTRAINED AND UNSUPERVISED

Posted on 10th July 2017
Contractor and director failed to train injured workman to CISRC scheme

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WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER OUTCOMES SET TO RISE

Posted on 7th July 2017
Guidelines target gross negligence with serious disregard and cost-cutting

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WORKMAN BURNT CLEANING WITH FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Posted on 7th July 2017
Flammable substance and unprotected electrical equipment trigger flash fire

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PUWER FAILINGS AND INJURY END IN £1,900,000 FINE

Posted on 7th July 2017
Massive fine after workman suffers friction burns caused by conveyor

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CURSORY AND NEGLIGENT ASSESSMENT BY DIRECTOR

Posted on 3rd July 2017
Building firm owner jailed after workman died in trench collapse

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UPDATE – DIRECTOR AND EXCAVATOR OPERATOR JAILED

Posted on 3rd July 2017
Excavation collapse dangers ignored by director and digger operator

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OXYGEN PIPE EXPLOSION CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 30th June 2017
Components used containing materials unsuitable for use with oxygen

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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

Posted on 25th June 2017
Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

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LIFT PLANNING AND CONTROL FOUND WANTING

Posted on 25th June 2017
Female building worker struck by scaffold fittings tipped from stillage

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CIVILS FIRMS PAYS PRICE OVER PUBLIC DANGER

Posted on 20th June 2017
Fencing wire struck member of public relaxing in own garden

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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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CLIENT FINED UNDER CDM 2007 & CDM 2015

Posted on 19th June 2017
Construction work must be properly managed from outset

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WORKMAN BURNED WHILST CUTTING LIVE CABLE

Posted on 19th June 2017
Firms to pay £500,000 over unsafe system for electrical work

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WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 8M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 19th June 2017
Steel fabricators fined over unsafe short-term roofwork

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BOSS AND FOREMAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 10th June 2017
Safety standards allowed to fall despite HSE enforcement action

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PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Posted on 9th June 2017
Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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MANUAL HANDLING OFFENCE FINED £67,000

Posted on 8th June 2017
Significant risk in handling excavator wheel not avoided or assessed

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COMPANY RELIED UPON EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Posted on 7th June 2017
Lack of precautions to prevent fall through fragile rooflight

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CLIENT FAILED TO APPOINT COMPETENT CONTRACTOR

Posted on 7th June 2017
Contractor receives prison term whilst CDM client fined £160,000

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NEW GUIDE ON GUILTY PLEA SENTENCING

Posted on 6th June 2017
Sentencing Council guidelines may assist corporate H&S offenders

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WRONGLY INSTALLED MACHINE SEVERED HAND

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Manufacturer instructions not followed during saw installation

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LACK OF SITE FENCING LED TO TRENCH DROWNING

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Vulnerable member of the public died in flooded excavation

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REVERSING TELEHANDLER CAUSED SITE DEATH

Posted on 26th May 2017
Principal Contractor and contractor held jointly responsible

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PLANNING AND DESIGN ERRORS BEHIND FOUR DEATHS

Posted on 26th May 2017
Prison sentence and fines follow steel cage collapse tragedy

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