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ROGUE GAS FITTER JAILED FOR 16 MONTHS

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Work unsafe and exposed home residents at risk of harm

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FIRM ADMITS GUILT AFTER DEATH OF FOUR WORKMEN

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Guilty plea entered by company on first day of Crown Court trial

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FIRM FINED £2 MILLION OVER WORKPLACE DEATH

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Unsafe stacking of plastic bales claimed life of cleaner

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CONCRETE STAIRCASE CAUSED FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Lifting operations were unsafe and poorly supervised on project

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LIFTING OPERATION WITH EXCAVATOR CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 24th April 2017
Groundworker fatally injured when struck by concrete drainage cover

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WATER FIRM FINED £1.8M AFTER WORKER DROWNED

Posted on 24th April 2017
Workman fell through opening into sand filtration tank

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PC AND CONTRACTOR PAY PRICE FOR UNSAFE WORKING

Posted on 24th April 2017
Dangerous working practices continued during ‘snowy’ weather

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TOUGHER COURT PENALTIES UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 18th April 2017
Analysis of health and safety prosecutions reveals rise on most metrics

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ELECTRICIAN FAILED TO PROTECT HIS TRAINEE

Posted on 18th April 2017
Community service sentence after apprentice fell through ceiling

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CLIENT FINED OVER ABSENT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 18th April 2017
Refurbishment project commenced before survey undertaken

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GROUNDWORKER LEFT PARALYSED BY FALLING PIPE

Posted on 18th April 2017
Gas infrastructure business failed to maintain safe system of work

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED ON POWER LINE RISK

Posted on 6th April 2017
Workman suffers severe burns after post touches 11kV overhead cable

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LADDER UNSUITABLE FOR IVY CLEARING TASK

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Electricity supplier fined £900,000 after linesman ladder fall

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ABSENCE OF ASBESTOS SURVEY PUT FIRMS IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Contractor and removal firm jointly responsible for failings

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ASPHALT MIXER CLAIMS FINGERS OF WORKMAN

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Guarding on mixing machine below the safety standard required

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UTILITY COMPANY CONVICTED AFTER FALL

Posted on 28th March 2017
Workman died when fall protection lanyard accidentally severed

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INTENDED SYSTEM UNSAFE … AND NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 28th March 2017
Principal contractor and partner failed to protect from roof fall hazard

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT FOUND LACKING

Posted on 27th March 2017
Fatal dumper truck incident caused by inadequate ‘oversight’

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SITE MANAGER CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 24th March 2017
Member of the pubic died as a result of ‘gross negligence’ by manager

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PUBLIC ‘TIP OFF’ TO HSE LANDS PC IN THE DOCK

Posted on 23rd March 2017
Contractor fined £52,000 following HSE complaint investigation

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ROOF CLEANING ENDED IN SKYLIGHT FALL

Posted on 22nd March 2017
HGV driver ‘doubling’ as roof cleaner suffers serious injury

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CLIENT HELD TO ACCOUNT OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Electrical appliance company fined £700,000 after MEWP overturned

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DOUBLE MEWP OVERTURN INJURES TWO WORKMEN

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Aircraft maintenance engineers were fortunate to survive incident

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PC AND CONTRACTOR BOTCHED WALL DEMOLITION

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Assessment, information and induction all found to be wanting

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JAIL FOR DIRECTORS PERVERTING COURSE OF JUSTICE

Posted on 21st March 2017
Risk assessment document changed after fatal roof fall

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER OPENING FALL

Posted on 14th March 2017
Workman fell whilst installing fall protection holes in floor

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UNSUITABLE FALL ARREST CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH

Posted on 13th March 2017
Workman drowned whilst cleaning grain store in ‘quicksand’ like effect

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LEG OF PRE-CAST WORKER CRUSHED UNDER BLOCKS

Posted on 13th March 2017
Concrete firm fined £300,000 after employee has leg amputated

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR GIVEN JAIL SENTENCE

Posted on 13th March 2017
Collapse of structure put workforce and public at risk

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WORKMAN ‘SET ON FIRE’ AFTER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 10th March 2017
Information on electric underground cables proved inadequate

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ASSESSMENT OF ASBESTOS RISK BELOW PAR

Posted on 8th March 2017
Contractor failed to check pre-construction demolition survey

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LIFT CAR FALL CLAIMS LIFE DURING REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 8th March 2017
Demo contractor and contracts manager fined over lift shaft death

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INSECURE DECKING LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 8th March 2017
Temporary works failure caused scaffolder to fall 4m through opening

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INCIDENT: ROAD PROJECT WORKER CRUSHED BY PIPE

Posted on 7th March 2017
Falling concrete pipe leaves workman with serious injury

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st March 2017
Failure to implement joist support design put workers at risk

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SYSTEM FOR REVERSING VEHICLES FOUND WANTING

Posted on 27th February 2017
Site operator held accountable for death of HGV owner driver

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HISTORIC HOME BUTLER DIED IN LIFT INCIDENT

Posted on 27th February 2017

Competent person examination should have identified defects

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MASSIVE FINE IMPOSED BY MAGISTRATES COURT

Posted on 27th February 2017
Workman struck by unsecured furniture arm during manual handling

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HOMES DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE INSPECTOR ADVICE

Posted on 27th February 2017
Firm fined after failure to act on regulator prohibition

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MANUAL HANDLING RISK TRIGGERS £450,000 FINE

Posted on 27th February 2017

Three workmen lifting ventilation unit caused platform collapse

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ESTATE AGENTS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC

Posted on 27th February 2017
Prospective home buyer fell 10m down well during viewing

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DIDCOT DEMOLITION DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Death of four men at power station marked by a minutes silence

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VEHICLE OVERTURNED INTO EXCAVATION AT DOCKS

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Workforce at risk for days during the course of excavation works

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DEATH FOLLOWED POOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Host company fined £600,000 after contractor fell from ladder

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MULTIPLE FATALITY INCIDENT REACHES CROWN COURT

Posted on 22nd February 2017
Trial set over death of four workmen crushed by steel structure

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CYLINDER FAILURE CAUSED DEATH OF TESTER

Posted on 16th February 2017
Hire firm engineer died when pressure vessel ‘cracked’ under test

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JAIL TERM FOR BOSS OVER FLAT ROOF FATAL FALL

Posted on 16th February 2017
Workman fell from unprotected flat roof edge during refurb

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STEEL FIRM WORKER LOSES LEG IN CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 14th February 2017
Poor crane maintenance resulted in highly dangerous workarounds

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CONTRACTOR JAILED OVER FATAL FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 9th February 2017
Courts imposes 8 month prison sentence for health and safety offence

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GROUND ENGINEERS LACKED HAVS MANAGEMENT

Posted on 8th February 2017
Company failed to act after employee flagged hand-arm vibration risk

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