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HSE ADMITS BREACHING SECTION 2 HSW ACT

Posted on 7th December 2017
Laboratory worker suffers serious burns in setting up hydrogen test rig

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WORKMAN BURNT CLEANING WITH FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Posted on 7th July 2017
Flammable substance and unprotected electrical equipment trigger flash fire

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OXYGEN PIPE EXPLOSION CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 30th June 2017
Components used containing materials unsuitable for use with oxygen

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DIRECTOR JAILED AFTER YOUNG WORKER BURNT

Posted on 8th February 2017
Unsafe system of work, lack of first aid and failure to report injury

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EXPLODING DRUM BLINDS WORKER & FIRM FINED £660K

Posted on 19th September 2016
Highway safety products supplier failed to purge flammable residues

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NON-INJURY INCIDENT ATTRACTS £500,000 FINE

Posted on 23rd August 2016
Poor control of work at height hits Bulgarian firm in pocket

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILS ON FIRE PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 16th August 2016
Company fined £100k over failure to follow HSE advice

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POOR REFURB PLANNING PUT 100+ LIVES AT RISK

Posted on 31st December 2015
HSE and Fire Service concerned for men sleeping on site

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HOT WORK NEAR GAS CANISTER CAUSED EXPLOSION

Posted on 23rd October 2015
Risks from flammable aerosols were not assessed and controlled

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PLUMBER SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS CAUSED EXPLOSION

Posted on 7th August 2015
Failure to install appropriate safety devices for closed system

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ROADMARKING GAS FIRED CAULDRONS UNSUITABLE

Posted on 14th October 2014
Workman burnt when road marking vehicle caught fire

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HOT CUTTING ON OIL TANK ENDS IN SERIOUS BURNS

Posted on 20th August 2014
Steel fabricators used angle grinder to cut “drained” oil tank

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TOP HOMEBUILDER FINED OVER MASSIVE GAS LEAK

Posted on 20th May 2014
Excavation work started without adequate gas utility drawings

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DIGGER TIGGERED MASSIVE FLAMMABLE GAS RELEASE

Posted on 6th May 2014
Bungled drainage works caused excavation of school and homes

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR IN COURT OVER MASSIVE FIRE

Posted on 2nd August 2013
Gas main welding work sparked fire sending 20-foot flames into sky

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WEAPONS PLANT FAILED TO MANAGE FIRE RISK

Posted on 29th May 2013
Lack of assessment for dangerous substances triggers large fine 

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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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DRAMATIC CCTV FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING DRUM

Posted on 20th January 2013
Incident highlights danger of hot work on ’empty’ oil drums

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DEVELOPER FINED OVER MASSIVE GAS MAIN STRIKE BLAST

Posted on 29th November 2012
Gas explosion during major conversion destroyed dozens of Manchester homes

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MAKESHIFT WASTE FURNACE SPARKED EXPLOSION

Posted on 22nd November 2012
Contractor prosecuted after two workmen sustained serious burns in blast

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MULTIPLE FIRE AND SAFETY ISSUES AIRED IN COURT

Posted on 15th November 2012
Refurb contractor failed to take action following repeated HSE warnings

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INADEQUATE CHECKS TRIGGERED GAS RELEASE AND BURNS

Posted on 29th May 2012
Demolition contractor prosecuted after services confusion causes gas explosion 

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LPG FUELED FIREBALL ENGULFED WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th November 2011
Contractor prosecuted after excavator stuck LPG pipe triggering explosion

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FIRE SAFETY RISK ASSESSOR JAILED FOR 8 MONTHS

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Business owner and assessor imprisoned for fire safety offences

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JAIL SENTENCE FOR PLUMBER AFTER HOME EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st July 2011
Pensioner suffers 21% burns after work on gas by unregistered plumber 

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BLAST INCIDENT COST DEFENDANT COMPANY £1.24m

Posted on 20th June 2011
Significant safety management system failings were underlying cause 

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR CREATED EXPLOSION RISK

Posted on 20th June 2011
Failure to isolate gas and electrical services lands demo firm in court

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TEENAGER ENGULFED IN FLAMES AT CONTRACTOR DEPOT

Posted on 16th February 2011
Spray painting of construction lighting tower ends in ‘horrific’ burns

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CDM CLIENT AND MANAGER FINED FOR FIRE SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 10th December 2010
Workforce and public put at risk during bar refurbishment operations  

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