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TRENCH COLLAPSE COSTS MAJOR COMPANIES £2M PLUS

Posted on 20th December 2016
Method statement backdated by contractor post incident

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BASEMENT FIRMS IGNORED ADVICE ON PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 12th December 2016
Unsafe basement project excavation work ends up in court

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HUGE PENALTY OVER FATAL EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 5th May 2016
Major contractor fined £2.5 million after workman dies in trench

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CONTRACTOR IMPRISONED OVER EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 11th April 2016
Workman died when unsupported trench suddenly collapsed

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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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EXCAVATION COLLAPSE BURIED WORKMAN

Posted on 24th November 2015
Drainage firm fined following second incident and injury

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UNSUPPORTED EXCAVATIONS POSED PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 13th November 2015
Complaint from public prompted HSE visit and prosecution

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TRAPPED MAN DUG OUT OF EXCAVATION BY HAND

Posted on 4th March 2015
Company and director fined after excavation collapsed …on director

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DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR IN COURT OVER NEGLECT

Posted on 28th January 2015
Excavation risks were uncontrolled and welfare inadequate

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DIRECTOR AND H&S CONSULTANT GIVEN PRISON TERMS

Posted on 8th December 2014
Consultant and contractor failed to stop unsafe excavation work

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DUMPER TRUCK DRIVER DIED IN DEEP EXCAVATION

Posted on 21st November 2014
Developer and builder prosecuted after truck toppled over edge

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER TRENCH FAILINGS

Posted on 4th July 2014
Effect of water on stability not given sufficient consideration

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DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE EXCAVATION STOP NOTICE

Posted on 28th April 2014
Report of concerns identified unprotected 6m deep excavation

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INQUEST: FAMILIES CALL FOR PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th February 2014
Accidental death verdict over death of four groundworkers

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSED DURING WORK ON BASEMENT

Posted on 23rd January 2014
Co-worker used bare hands to enable buried worker to breath

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BASEMENT PROJECT SAFETY FAILS TO MATCH RISK

Posted on 6th December 2013
HSE shut down 34% of ‘technically-challenging’ high risk projects

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CLIENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 15th October 2013
Developers and contractor prosecuted over excavation collapse fatality 

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VIBRATION TRIGGERED EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th May 2013
Ground worker escapes death in 4m deep excavation

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HSE INVESTIGATION INTO FALL UNCOVERS OTHER RISKS

Posted on 21st March 2013
Accident revealed failure to manage excavator and excavation dangers

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HSE ACT ON TRENCH DANGER CONCERNS

Posted on 20th February 2013
Contractor prosecuted over unsupported deep excavation 

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC INJURED AFTER FALL INTO EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th October 2012
Court hears how open excavation presented 5m drop that caused serious injury

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RAIN TRIGGERED COLLAPSE OF UNSUPPORTED EXCAVATION

Posted on 14th June 2012
Civils contractor failed to assess collapse risk and implement basic precautions

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EXCAVATION FOR FOUNDATIONS DANGEROUSLY UNSUPPORTED

Posted on 5th April 2012
Developer prosecuted after failing to follow guidance from own safety advisers

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RUDIMENTARY TRENCH SUPPORT FAILED TO PROTECT

Posted on 24th March 2012
Excavator used to ‘dig out’ trapped workman after excavation collapse

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HOMEBUILDERS FINED OVER APPALLING SITE STANDARDS

Posted on 7th September 2011
Miracle’ that nobody injured by shocking example of bad management

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SITE FOREMAN PROSECUTED AFTER EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 9th June 2011
Supervisor failed to act despite proper training in trench work safety

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BASEMENT CONVERSION PROJECT ENDED IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 25th May 2011
Contractor fined after migrant worker died under wall of gravel and clay

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COMPANIES FINED FOR UNSAFE EXCAVATION WORK

Posted on 15th May 2011
Principal contractor and groundworks contractor failed to control collapse risk

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BUILDER USED DEADLY EXCAVATION METHOD

Posted on 1st March 2011
Workman died from asphyxiation after sides of trench collapsed

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CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 24th November 2010
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of excavation collapse fataility

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EXCAVATION POSED RISK TO CHILDREN

Posted on 28th June 2010
Developer fined after failing to act on formal warnings

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GROUNDWORKER CHEATS EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 8th March 2010
Firm fined after worker trapped for two hours in trench collapse

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WORKMAN ‘BURIED ALIVE’ IN UNSUPPORTED TRENCH

Posted on 5th March 2010
Trapped groundworker rescued by defendant and firefighters

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BASEMENT EXCAVATION PROSECUTION

Posted on 24th August 2009
HSE issues warning of dangers in basement conversion projects

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COMPANY AND DIRECTOR MANSLAUGHTER CASES

Posted on 17th June 2009
First Corporate Manslaughter Act prosecution opens in court

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