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IGNORING SENSIBLE ADVICE COSTS OVER £300K

Posted on 2nd February 2017
Courts continue to ramp up health and safety fines

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns whilst digging trench

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DRILLER SURVIVES POWER LINE STRIKE

Posted on 27th October 2016
Contractor and client fined after workman suffers extensive burns

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL OPERATIVE ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th October 2016
Nominal fine for environmental services firm in liquidation

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PERMIT TO WORK FAILURES CAUSED ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 28th July 2016
Fine following fatality reduced by 33% after admission of guilt

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CONTACT WITH POWER LEAVES STONEMASON INJURED

Posted on 20th June 2016
Jump from tower scaffold freed workman ‘held’ by live conductor

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ELECTRIC SHOCKS TRIGGER TWO LADDER FALLS

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Substantial fine imposed by court on major telecomms firm

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INCORRECT TEST EQUIPMENT ENDS IN SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Two electricians seriously injured whilst removing redundant cabling

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRUCK ON REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 24th March 2016
Company failed to act on buried services information provided

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DEATH OF RUNNER CAUSED BY DELAYED ACTION

Posted on 28th January 2016
Immediate cable ‘de-energising’ would have controlled public risk

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CONTRACTORS FINED HEAVILY OVER ELECTRIC SHOCK

Posted on 13th January 2016
Risk from overhead power line not assessed and uncontrolled

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ELECTRIC SHOCK TRIGGERED LADDER FALL

Posted on 1st January 2016
Fault in wiring caused external metal to become live

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DRAMATIC VIDEO AS HAND-HELD BREAKER HITS CABLE

Posted on 19th December 2015
Underground cable strike leaves worker scarred for life

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MAJOR SOLAR BUSINESS ADMITS CDM 2007 OFFENCE

Posted on 11th December 2015
Risk to workers from overhead electric power cables

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CLIENT FAILURE LEAVES GROUNDWORKER DISABLED

Posted on 9th November 2015
CDM client pays £100,000 after taking control of work

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PLEADS CLIENT ‘PRESSURE’

Posted on 26th October 2015
Poorly operated permit to work systems claimed life of jointer

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CLIENT AND ENGINEER GIVEN FOUR YEAR JAIL TERMS

Posted on 14th October 2015
Site was a potential death trap despite repeated warnings

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SHOVEL STRUCK UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CABLE

Posted on 1st October 2015
Work near electrical system was not planned to minimise strike risk

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION AT SUB-STATION

Posted on 9th July 2015
Cause of incident unknown as Police and HSE start enquiry

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SERIOUS BURNS FROM LIVE WORKING ‘FLASH-OVER’

Posted on 20th April 2015
electricaltestingLive work only acceptable unreasonable to make dead

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FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT SAFE DIGGING SYSTEM

Posted on 25th March 2015
Hospital site gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm

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EXCAVATOR STRUCK LIVE OVERHEAD POWER LINE

Posted on 11th December 2014
Civil engineering contractor failed to induct excavator operator

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CRANE OPERATOR CHEATS DEATH IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Posted on 27th November 2014
Contractor failed to act on warning concerning overhead electric cable

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LABOURER CHEATS DEATH IN CABLE STRIKE INCIDENT

Posted on 28th October 2014
Incorrect information caused workman to cut cable

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INQUEST: TEENAGER ELECTROCUTED IN MEWP

Posted on 16th October 2014
Painter and decorator died after contacting overhead cable

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £350K IN BURNS CASE

Posted on 9th September 2014
Overhead cable installers unaware of live 25,000 volt cable

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DIRECTOR & OTHER FACE MANSLAUGHTER ETC. CHARGES

Posted on 6th August 2014
Rigger electrocuted whilst installing fall arrest safety netting

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CABLE STRIKE LEAVES WORKMAN IN BURNS COMA

Posted on 17th April 2014
Live conductors not marked or protected during refurb project

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 26th March 2014
Both parties required to provide information on services

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LIVE ELECTRICAL TESTING PROVES DISASTROUS

Posted on 25th November 2013
Electrician suffers burns after preventable arc flashover

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CABLE STRIKE CAUSED BY CONFUSED COMMUNICATIONS

Posted on 26th September 2013
Contractor fined over failure to manage underground cable danger

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MULTIPLE FAILINGS ENDED IN 11,000 VOLT CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th August 2013
Council prosecuted after two workman suffer flash burns digging trench   

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RAIL REGULATOR GETS TOUGH ON CONTRACTOR FAILINGS

Posted on 4th July 2013
Working unsafely near power lines both stopped and prosecuted 

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OVERHEAD POWER LINE STRIKE BY HOMES BUILDER

Posted on 3rd July 2013
Company’s own QS warned developer over lack of suitable precautions  

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PROPERTY FIRM PROSECUTED OVER ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 1st March 2013
Death of plumber caused by failure to test electrical installation

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CLIENT BLAMED FOR CONTRACTOR CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 6th February 2013
Failure to provide CDM pre-construction information punished in court

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UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT CAUSED ‘JET OF FIRE’

Posted on 17th January 2013
Contractor fined over ineffective use of cable detection device

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MAJOR POWER COMPANY FINED OVER BLAST DEATH

Posted on 7th January 2013
Work on voltage regulator triggered fatal explosion and fire

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ABSENCE OF PLANS PROMPTS UNDERGROUND STRIKE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council prosecuted after workman with ‘jackhammer’ suffers electric shock

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POWER COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY OVER EXPLOSION DEATH

Posted on 30th October 2012
Maintenance work at electricity substation ended in tragedy 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER CABLE EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st September 2012
Company failed to inform deceased of live cables present in excavation

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ELECTRICAL DANGER PUTS REFRIGERATION FIRM IN THE COLD

Posted on 25th August 2012
Plant removal required competent electrician to make safe disconnection 

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CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 8th March 2012
Workman receives electric shock and serious burns during ladder fall 

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PLANNING SUPERVISOR PROSECUTED BELATEDLY UNDER CDM94

Posted on 5th March 2012
Architect appointed as PS prosecuted alongside contractor over 2006 cable strike

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LARGE FINE IMPOSED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th February 2012
Severe burns were caused by failure to devise and implement safe systems

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CABLE STRIKE VICTIM SUFFERS ‘SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM’

Posted on 28th December 2011
Refurb worker thrown across room after live electric cable damaged

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ELECTRIC CABLE EXPLOSION LEAVES WORKMAN SCARRED

Posted on 16th November 2011
Company failed to carry out essential steps when excavating near services

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FIRM FINED AFTER ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION BURNS WORKMAN

Posted on 16th September 2011
Disastrous assumption made by contractor highlights need for proper enquiries

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POWER GIANT FINED OVER OVERHEAD LINE FATALITY

Posted on 7th September 2011
Electrical linesman electrocuted during removal of transformer by crane 

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COUNTY COUNCIL PROSECUTED AFTER OVERHEAD STRIKE

Posted on 27th July 2011
Narrow escape for driver after lorry mounted crane jib hits cable 

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