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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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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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TRIAL: PASSER-BY KILLED BY FALLING FRAMES

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

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CROSSRAIL CONTRACTOR PROSECUTIONS ANNOUNCED

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

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TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE LEAD TO DEATH

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

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

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

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PUBLIC IN ‘NEAR-MISS’ AS BLOCKS COLLAPSE

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

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HSE USE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO TRACE OFFENDER

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

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FIRM PROSECUTED OVER CRANE COLLAPSE IN 2006

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

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BRICKLAYER DIED UNDER FALLING PACK OF BRICKS

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

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PROCEEDING START OVER STEEL COLLAPSE DEATHS

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

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CULVERT COLLAPSE SURVIVED BY THREE WORKMEN

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

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TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROOF COLLAPSE

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

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PRECAST WORKMAN DIED DESPITE EARLIER INCIDENT

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

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FATAL OUTCOME OF ASSUMPTION BY SHOPFITTERS

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

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BUS AND PASSERS-BY STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD

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

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UNCONTROLLED COLLAPSE CAUSED WORKER DEATH

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

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FIRM AND H&S CONSULTANT FINED OVER DEATH

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

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COUNCIL FAILED TO ENSURE STABLE HOARDING

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

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COLLAPSE DURING DISMANTLING OPERATION

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

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MARINE DEMO FIRM FINED OVER CRUSHING INCIDENT

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

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FAILURE OF ANCHOR BOLTS CAUSED FATAL COLLAPSE

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

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FALLING TRUSS TRIGGERED DOMINO EFFECT

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

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MAJOR HOMES FIRM OVERLOADED PLATFORM

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

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ROOF COLLAPSED DURING DEMOLITION WORKS

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

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CONVEYOR COLLAPSE DURING INSTALLATION WORKS

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

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON LOFT CONVERSION PROJECT

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

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‘MIRACLE’ ESCAPE IN CHURCH BUILDING COLLAPSE

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

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MAJOR PLAYER FAILED TO FOLLOW TW PROCEDURES

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

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TEMPORARY ROOF ‘TOOK OFF’ IN HIGH WINDS

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

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HOARDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED TWENTY SHOPPERS

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

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WALL COLLAPSE SENT FALLING MASONRY INTO HOME

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

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER BEAM COLLAPSE

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

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY ‘SAIL’ SHEETING

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

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INJURED AND FINED AFTER ERRONEOUS ASSUMPTION

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

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MAJOR HOMES BUILDER OVERLOADED PLATFORM

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

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CPS DROP CHILD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

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

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MAJOR CLIENT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH CDM DUTIES

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

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CONCRETE FLOOR COLLAPSED DURING REMEDIAL WORKS

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

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POOR DESIGN CAUSED WALL COLLAPSE ON HOMEOWNER

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

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE FENCING PROVED UNSTABLE

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Passer-by suffers serious injury after site hoarding collapse

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DISMANTLING WORKER STRUCK BY FALLING STEELWORK

Posted on 24th March 2014
Assessment, planning and training could have avoided injury

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COLLAPSED FENCING AGREED WITH CDM-COORDINATOR

Posted on 21st March 2014
Major contractor fined after member of the public seriously injured

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BUILDER AND HEALTH TRUST CHARGED OVER DEATH

Posted on 12th March 2014

Elderly patient crushed by falling fire door during refurb project

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ENGINEER PROSECUTED OVER DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 17th February 2014
Conduct fell far below that expected of competent engineer

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GLASS VIEWING PANEL FAILURE WAS PREVENTABLE

Posted on 14th January 2014
yarmouthcastle2Schoolboys “jumping” attics prove too much for unsuitable glass

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PC FOCUSED ON ‘PAPER’ RATHER THAN ‘PRECAUTIONS’

Posted on 9th January 2014
Temporary platform in shaft collapsed causing 10m fall on major project

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STEELWORK COLLAPSE INJURED FIVE WORKMEN

Posted on 17th December 2013
Key section of canopy truss steelwork failed due to insufficient weld

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MAJOR HOMES FIRM FINED FOR TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th December 2013
Safety-critical steel bolt connections not suitably installed and maintained

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FLOOR COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY MISSING BLOCKS

Posted on 4th November 2013
Builder ‘corner cutting’ produced grossly overloaded structure

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