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WORKMAN DIED UNDER BUNDLE OF METAL PIPES

Posted on 19th October 2016
Firm fined over unsafe system for moving pipe with fork lift truck

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STEEL BARS FELL FROM UNSUITABLE TROLLEY

Posted on 18th October 2016
Foot of workman amputated after 900kg of metal fell on leg and foot

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DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING LOAD FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 17th October 2016
Banksman died after load detached from the lifting tackle

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TRADESMAN GIVEN 200 HRS COMMUNITY SERVICE

Posted on 29th September 2016
HSE prosecute self-employed trader for site safety breaches

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SITE MANAGER JAILED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 20th July 2016
Extreme risk created by manager who fell far short of what the law required

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM BREACHED HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 8th July 2016
Work at height was not planned or carried out safely

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WINDOW INSTALLATION WORK PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 5th February 2016
HSE warning to those who “under quote” at expense of safety

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FIRMS FINED £1.3M OVER DEATH OF SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 31st December 2015
High risk work should have been better co-ordinated and planned

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RUBBLE ‘LAUNCHED’ FROM 5th FLOOR WINDOW

Posted on 14th December 2015
Risk to public exposes a catalogue of safety failings

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‘HEAD IN THE SAND’ PROVES A COSTLY TACTIC

Posted on 6th November 2015
Ignoring regulator letters and notices ends in court and fine

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DEMOLITION WORK CAUSED RISK TO THE PUBLIC

Posted on 23rd July 2015
Firm fined over falling debris and possible collapse of building

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SCAFFOLDING ‘RIDDLED’ WITH DANGEROUS FAULTS

Posted on 9th January 2015
Worker and public lives put at risk over a number on months

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APPALLING STANDARDS AND SHOCKING DISREGARD

Posted on 11th December 2014
Company and director held to account for non-existent management

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HSE LOSE PATIENCE WITH SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 1st December 2014
Three strikes and out ends in prosecution and £10k fine

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POLICE BRING ‘NONCHALANT’ SCAFFOLDER TO BOOK

Posted on 21st November 2014
Early guilty plea, cooperation and contrition help contractor

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RISK FROM FALLING MATERIALS REPEATEDLY IGNORED

Posted on 17th November 2014
House builder fined £10k for failure to act on HSE warnings

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REFURB PROJECT RIDDLED WITH WAH RISKS

Posted on 14th October 2014
Complaint from public triggers HSE visit and 10k fine

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SCAFFOLDER GIVEN JAIL TERM OVER GIN WHEEL FAILURE

Posted on 28th August 2014
Lifting accessory fell seven metres and fractured skull of workman  

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IMMEDIATE JAIL TERM FOR RECALCITRANT DEVELOPER

Posted on 21st July 2014
Public and workforce at risk on “truly appalling” site

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINED OVER FALLING GUTTERING

Posted on 17th February 2014
Safety helmet probably prevented death of workman

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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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DEVELOPER / BUILDER OPERATED “DICKENSIAN” SITE

Posted on 29th August 2013
Prosecution triggered after complaint to HSE reveals widespread project risks 

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DEVELOPER FINED FOR FAILING TO ACT ON HSE NOTICES

Posted on 21st August 2013
Firm ignored basic risks and failed to manage construction site safety

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HIGH FINES & COSTS OVER ‘ROCKETING’ CYLINDER DEATH

Posted on 6th July 2013
Major building services firm and others failed to manage system installation 

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ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT LANDS REFURB FIRM IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Floor openings used to ‘bomb’ material causing danger to those below

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REFURB CONTRACTOR PAYS PRICE FOR INACTION

Posted on 12th February 2013
Failure to take decisive action on HSE advice ends in court

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RUNNING RISK RESULTS IN FINE FOR REFURB FIRM

Posted on 30th January 2013
Complaint from public revealed lack of training and poor control

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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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CONTRACTOR DID NOT HEED WARNINGS FROM H&S ADVISER

Posted on 29th November 2012
Pre-emptive prosecution based on HSE inspection and findings of consultant

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC STRUCK BY FALLING OBJECT AT BUS STOP

Posted on 19th April 2012
Builder prosecuted after air handling unit fell during lifting operation

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CHILD SERIOUSLY INJURED ON MAJOR HOMEBUILDER SITE

Posted on 1st December 2011
Unsecured site allowed access to unstable timber roof trusses in storage area

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SUSPENDED PRISON TERM FOR ERRANT ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Posted on 8th November 2011
Office worker injured by roll of felt falling through building roof light

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FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE INJURED PASSING PEDESTRIAN

Posted on 21st October 2011
Scaffolding contractor fined for failing to exclude public during dismantling ops 

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WORKMAN STRUCK BY OBJECT FALLING FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th September 2011
Missing scaffold brick guards a ‘greater offence’ than failure to use helmet

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HIGHWAYS WORKMAN PROSECUTED OVER CHILD INJURY

Posted on 21st September 2011
Employer not ‘blamed’ by HSE as workman provided with proper training

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NO BLAME IF RISK ASSESSMENT ‘PROVED WRONG BY EVENTS’

Posted on 29th July 2011
Landowner cleared of negligence over death whilst HSE take action elsewhere

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DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING SCAFFOLD BOARD IN IRELAND

Posted on 7th July 2011
Company failed to take preventive action during record high winds

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 27th June 2011
Scaffold pole fell when hoisted during lift installation on major project

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POORLY SECURED CLADDING PANELS FELL FROM BUILDING

Posted on 8th June 2011
Contractor fined after pensioner seriously injured and others put at risk

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BUILDER RECEIVES CHRISTMAS ‘PRESENT’ FROM 2007

Posted on 10th March 2011
Firm prosecuted after failure of Xmas decoration fixing injures passers-by

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