Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - PROSECUTIONS - collapse structure - Category

SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF TIES

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

Read the rest of this article »


WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMED LIFE OF WORKMAN

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

Read the rest of this article »


CLIENT FAILED TO APPOINT COMPETENT CONTRACTOR

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

Read the rest of this article »


PLANNING AND DESIGN ERRORS BEHIND FOUR DEATHS

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

Read the rest of this article »


SITE MANAGER JAILED OVER DEATH OF PASSER-BY

Posted on 8th May 2017
Failure to secure windows led to death and manslaughter sentence

Read the rest of this article »


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

Read the rest of this article »


PC AND CONTRACTOR BOTCHED WALL DEMOLITION

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

Read the rest of this article »


SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR GIVEN JAIL SENTENCE

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

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR COLLAPSE

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

Read the rest of this article »


HOMES DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE INSPECTOR ADVICE

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

Read the rest of this article »


DIDCOT DEMOLITION DISASTER UPDATE

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

Read the rest of this article »


MULTIPLE FATALITY INCIDENT REACHES CROWN COURT

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

Read the rest of this article »


TRIAL: PASSER-BY KILLED BY FALLING FRAMES

Posted on 8th February 2017
Three managers deny gross negligence manslaughter charges

Read the rest of this article »


CROSSRAIL CONTRACTOR PROSECUTIONS ANNOUNCED

Posted on 8th December 2016
hselogo1HSE start legal proceedings following death and other incidents

Read the rest of this article »


TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE LEAD TO DEATH

Posted on 3rd November 2016
TW on major project not built to safe design and checked

Read the rest of this article »


UNSAFE STACKING ENDS IN DEATH AND £1/2M FINE

Posted on 4th July 2016
Fatal collapse occurs during clear up from earlier incident

Read the rest of this article »


PUBLIC IN ‘NEAR-MISS’ AS BLOCKS COLLAPSE

Posted on 26th April 2016
Client/Contractor ran project with multiple unsafe working practices

Read the rest of this article »


HSE USE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO TRACE OFFENDER

Posted on 12th April 2016
Contractor tracked down and given custodial sentence

Read the rest of this article »


FIRM PROSECUTED OVER CRANE COLLAPSE IN 2006

Posted on 15th March 2016
Crane hire company fined £750,000 following major collapse

Read the rest of this article »


BRICKLAYER DIED UNDER FALLING PACK OF BRICKS

Posted on 3rd February 2016
Poorly organised materials storage and damaged brick pallets

Read the rest of this article »


PROCEEDING START OVER STEEL COLLAPSE DEATHS

Posted on 27th January 2016
hselogo1Four parties face charges over death of four construction workers

Read the rest of this article »


CULVERT COLLAPSE SURVIVED BY THREE WORKMEN

Posted on 25th January 2016
Structure stability not properly assessed and work planned

Read the rest of this article »


TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROOF COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th January 2016
Permit to work system not enforced by Principal Contractor

Read the rest of this article »


PRECAST WORKMAN DIED DESPITE EARLIER INCIDENT

Posted on 21st December 2015
Concrete stairs toppled over and crushed worker

Read the rest of this article »


FATAL OUTCOME OF ASSUMPTION BY SHOPFITTERS

Posted on 11th December 2015
Young workman died when signage and facia fell during refurb

Read the rest of this article »


BUS AND PASSERS-BY STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 10th December 2015
Untied and sheeted scaffolding collapsed on busy street

Read the rest of this article »


UNCONTROLLED COLLAPSE CAUSED WORKER DEATH

Posted on 3rd November 2015
Demolition firms failed to plan, manage and monitor works

Read the rest of this article »


FIRM AND H&S CONSULTANT FINED OVER DEATH

Posted on 21st October 2015
Risk assessment process started but not completed

Read the rest of this article »


COUNCIL FAILED TO ENSURE STABLE HOARDING

Posted on 2nd September 2015
Child injured when derelict site hoarding collapsed

Read the rest of this article »


COLLAPSE DURING DISMANTLING OPERATION

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Falling bulkhead caused life threatening injuries to workman

Read the rest of this article »


MARINE DEMO FIRM FINED OVER CRUSHING INCIDENT

Posted on 24th July 2015
Legs of workman amputated after barge cutting goes wrong

Read the rest of this article »


FAILURE OF ANCHOR BOLTS CAUSED FATAL COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th June 2015
Lack of critical checks by Principal Contractor and others

Read the rest of this article »


FALLING TRUSS TRIGGERED DOMINO EFFECT

Posted on 17th June 2015
Four workers injured when roof trusses collapsed

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR HOMES FIRM OVERLOADED PLATFORM

Posted on 1st June 2015
Court hears how platform collapsed under weight of blocks

Read the rest of this article »


ROOF COLLAPSED DURING DEMOLITION WORKS

Posted on 1st June 2015
Workman trapped and seriously injured in unplanned collapse

Read the rest of this article »


CONVEYOR COLLAPSE DURING INSTALLATION WORKS

Posted on 13th March 2015
Principal contractor site coordination failed to protect workman

Read the rest of this article »


SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON LOFT CONVERSION PROJECT

Posted on 13th March 2015
Overloading of structure with materials triggered collapse

Read the rest of this article »


‘MIRACLE’ ESCAPE IN CHURCH BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 24th February 2015
Incorrect bolts triggered collapse of stacked portable buildings

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR PLAYER FAILED TO FOLLOW TW PROCEDURES

Posted on 3rd February 2015
Collapse of rebar structure caused by inadequate temporary works support

Read the rest of this article »


TEMPORARY ROOF ‘TOOK OFF’ IN HIGH WINDS

Posted on 30th January 2015
Contractor fined after flying roof lands on roadway

Read the rest of this article »


HOARDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED TWENTY SHOPPERS

Posted on 4th December 2014
Fit-out firm failed to erect fit for purpose site fencing

Read the rest of this article »


WALL COLLAPSE SENT FALLING MASONRY INTO HOME

Posted on 6th November 2014
Competent structural engineer should have been consulted

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER BEAM COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th September 2014
orrWorkman crushed during railway bridge replacement

Read the rest of this article »


SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY ‘SAIL’ SHEETING

Posted on 1st August 2014
Director and contractor pay price for putting public at risk

Read the rest of this article »


INJURED AND FINED AFTER ERRONEOUS ASSUMPTION

Posted on 31st July 2014
Personal injury fails to protect contractor from prosecution

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR HOMES BUILDER OVERLOADED PLATFORM

Posted on 31st July 2014
Developer and scaffolding contractor both held to account for errors

Read the rest of this article »


CPS DROP CHILD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 3rd June 2014
Builder may still face prison sentence for HSW Act offence

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR CLIENT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH CDM DUTIES

Posted on 19th May 2014
Death during dismantling project highlights importance of PC role

Read the rest of this article »


CONCRETE FLOOR COLLAPSED DURING REMEDIAL WORKS

Posted on 22nd April 2014
Homes developer and bricklaying firm fined over obvious risk

Read the rest of this article »


POOR DESIGN CAUSED WALL COLLAPSE ON HOMEOWNER

Posted on 14th April 2014
Builder lacked competence to recognise structural safety risk

Read the rest of this article »