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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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WORKMEN TRAPPED BY COLLAPSED CONCRETE FLOOR

Posted on 21st October 2013
Demo contractor failed to properly plan and managed high risk project

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC BRAIN DAMAGED BY FALLING SIGN

Posted on 30th September 2013
Developer failed to inspect and maintain sign on major London project

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ACCESS PLANT SUPPLIER FINED OVER DEPOT DEATH

Posted on 5th September 2013
Falling Tri-mast sections crush engineer during assembly in plant yard

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MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 14th August 2013
Firm fined after floor collapse sent father and son falling two storeys 

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DIRECTOR FINED AFTER MASSIVE BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 3rd August 2013
Site beset with dangerous working practices, poor planning and management

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEER FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 29th July 2013
Alleged “permission to dig” triggered fatal wall collapse

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MAINTAIN SCAFFOLD SAFETY

Posted on 11th July 2013
Pedestrians and drivers in miraculous escape on busy City street

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DEATH OF CHILD PROMPTED FIREPLACE SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 1st July 2013
Contractor prosecuted after tragic fall of stone mantle in new home

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PREMATURE CALL TO CRANE DRIVER TRIGGERS COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st July 2013
Workman fell 10m into concrete shaft along with temporary platform

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BUILDING COLLAPSE CAUSED BY ADJACENT EXCAVATION

Posted on 5th June 2013
Firm fined over failure to properly plan and consult on works

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CONTRACTORS SHARE BLAME FOR BUILDING BLUNDER

Posted on 28th May 2013
PC and demolition firm fined over unplanned collapse

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FALLING HOARDING STRUCK TWO PASSING PENSIONERS

Posted on 30th April 2013
Design of site fencing should be able to withstand high winds

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DOOR SUPPLIER AND INSTALLER TOGETHER IN COURT

Posted on 17th April 2013
Company and employee both prosecuted over sliding door death

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SITE HOARDING COLLAPSE INJURED PENSIONER

Posted on 11th April 2013
Catalogue of design and construction errors triggered collapse

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CRAZY TRAIN OF EVENTS END IN LEG AMPUTATION

Posted on 8th April 2013
Director held responsible for structural collapse and resultant injury

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CONCRETE SLAB BREAKING CAUSED WORKMEN TO FALL

Posted on 25th January 2013
Developer held to account over failure to plan structural works

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ACCESS TOWER ERECTORS PROVE INCOMPETENT

Posted on 23rd January 2013
Refurb contractor fined over scaffold tower collapse and injury

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FIRM FINED AFTER OVERLOADED FLOOR FAILS

Posted on 29th November 2012
Floor overloaded with concrete blocks triggers multi-floor collapse 

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CRANE HIRE COMPANY AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 22nd November 2012
Confusion over responsibilities caused overturn landing both parties in court

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINED OVER FALLING STRUCTURE

Posted on 19th November 2012
CCTV captures moment excavator driver injured during cricket stand demo

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED ON TEMPORARY WORKS SAFETY

Posted on 29th October 2012
Inadequate support for floor decking caused collapse and lucky escape 

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MOTHER TELLS OF MOMENTS BEFORE FATAL WALL COLLAPSE

Posted on 16th October 2012
Parents of child manslaughter victim reveal human cost of builder failings 

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BUILDER FACES TWO YEAR JAIL SENTENCE OVER CHILD DEATH

Posted on 5th October 2012
Fall of wall on toddler amounted to gross negligence manslaughter guilt

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COLLAPSE CAUSED BY FAILURE TO FOLLOW DESIGNER PROPOSAL

Posted on 27th July 2012
Huge fine and costs over failed concrete plank support on basement project

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PC AND SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER DESIGN FAILURE

Posted on 18th July 2012
Collapse of scaffold caused by lack of design and ineffective management of risk

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SITE MANAGERS IGNORED LEGITIMATE WORKER CONCERNS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Untrained workmen instructed to erect tower scaffold despite client intervention  

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DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR DEATH

Posted on 28th May 2012
Court hears of deficient working practices and ‘negligent safety culture’  

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DEVELOPER PENALISED OVER STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE INCIDENT

Posted on 25th May 2012
Deliberate flouting of HSE enforcement notice warning of instability

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SON CONTRIBUTES TO TRAGIC DEATH OF FATHER ON DEMO SITE

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Contractor fined over falling wall during poorly planned and managed demolition

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CONTRACTOR AND ENGINEERS DENY CRANE ALLEGATIONS

Posted on 18th April 2012
Tower crane collapse prosecution trial expected to last three weeks

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DIRECTOR FINED DESPITE DISSOLUTION OF ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 12th April 2012
Two injured when scaffold tower collapsed during dismantling operation

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE

Posted on 11th April 2012
Workers escape disaster as use of inadequate design drawing triggers collapse

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FAILED SCAFFOLD BOARD WAS IN DAMAGED CONDITION

Posted on 5th April 2012
No change found in working practices following previous prosecution

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FORMWORK COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF CRITICAL CHECKS

Posted on 8th February 2012
Principal contractor prosecuted over unsafe climbing formwork incident

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SAFETY HELMET SAVED LIFE OF MAINTENANCE WORKER

Posted on 29th December 2011
Major steel firm fined following roller shutter door collapse during repairs

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COLLAPSE CAUSED BY INADEQUATE STABILITY MEASURES

Posted on 17th November 2011
Contractors fined after scaffolding crashed onto vehicles at trading estate

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COLLAPSE SHOWS DANGER OF UNREGULATED CONTRACTORS

Posted on 15th November 2011
Scaffold collapse caused by incompetent staff, inadequate design and tieing 

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ARCHITECT AND CONTRACTOR ADMIT GUILT AFTER SITE DEATH

Posted on 4th October 2011
Northern Ireland firms poor assessment, design and supervision led to collapse

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SCAFFOLDER AND FIRM FINED OVER UNSTABLE SCAFFOLD

Posted on 21st September 2011
Handover of unsecured scaffolding put building workers lives at risk

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AFTER COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th September 2011
False floor dropped 4m under 150 guests at marquee wedding breakfast

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