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CONCRETE STAIRCASE CAUSED FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Lifting operations were unsafe and poorly supervised on project

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LIFTING OPERATION WITH EXCAVATOR CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 24th April 2017
Groundworker fatally injured when struck by concrete drainage cover

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LEG OF PRE-CAST WORKER CRUSHED UNDER BLOCKS

Posted on 13th March 2017
Concrete firm fined £300,000 after employee has leg amputated

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INCIDENT: ROAD PROJECT WORKER CRUSHED BY PIPE

Posted on 7th March 2017
Falling concrete pipe leaves workman with serious injury

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STEEL FIRM WORKER LOSES LEG IN CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 14th February 2017
Poor crane maintenance resulted in highly dangerous workarounds

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YOUNG WORKER INJURED BY FALLING POWER PANEL

Posted on 5th December 2016
Teenager trapped when panel fell from pallet during unloading

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WORKMAN INJURED ‘BARRING’ PRECAST FLOOR UNITS

Posted on 5th December 2016
Concrete floor installation inadequately planned and managed

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FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE MUSCULOSKELETAL RISK

Posted on 24th November 2016
Manual handling aids inadequate plus training and assessment lacking

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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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SITE MANAGER AND WORKMAN PROSECUTED

Posted on 10th October 2016
Employees fell short in meeting their lifting operations responsibilities

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MILLION POUND FINE OVER LIFTING OPERATION DEATH

Posted on 20th September 2016
Machinery movement by ad hoc system ends in fatal incident

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LIFT TRUCK LIFTING NOT PLANNED & SUPERVISED

Posted on 2nd September 2016
Unstable structure ‘twisted’ dangerously during improvised lifting op

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CRANE WORKER DIED DURING LIFTING OPERATIONSi

Posted on 4th July 2016
Roof sheeting project lacked fragile rooflight preventive measures

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IGNORING LOLER REQUIREMENTS COST FIRM £90,000

Posted on 9th June 2016
Firm failed to examine equipment despite warnings to comply

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BASKET TIPPED DURING CRANE MAN-RIDING

Posted on 23rd May 2016
Lifting and plant hire firm failed to plan use of crane for lifting persons

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ENGINEER DIED WORKING UNDER ‘AD HOC SYSTEM’

Posted on 28th January 2016
Crane engineer trapped between drive motors and boom

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PRECAST WORKMAN DIED DESPITE EARLIER INCIDENT

Posted on 21st December 2015
Concrete stairs toppled over and crushed worker

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FALLING CONCRETE PANEL CRUSHED LORRY DRIVER

Posted on 14th December 2015
Panel designer, manufacturer and haulier held to account for death

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THREE ELECTRICIANS ‘WHIPPED’ BY FALLING CABLE

Posted on 30th November 2015
Contractor prosecuted over unsafe method of work for installers

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HIGH FINES FOLLOW FATAL LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 5th October 2015
Management system failures left vital equipment unchecked

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‘PRE LIFT PROCESS’ NOT SUITABLY ASSESSED

Posted on 15th September 2015
Offence not causative in death of workman crushed by load

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER LIFTING OPERATIONS

Posted on 2nd September 2015
Descending load ‘snagged’ and fell from two retaining slings

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EXCAVATOR USED FOR LIFTING PROVES FATAL

Posted on 5th April 2015
Engineer prosecuted over death of workman crushed by digger

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TELEHANDLER DANGEROUSLY USED AS ‘CRANE’

Posted on 3rd February 2015
Beam fell from sling and crashed on workman steadying suspended load

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JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTOR OVER AVOIDABLE DEATH

Posted on 27th January 2015
Workman crushed during movement of machinery by forklift

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METAL BEAM FELL ONTO BUSY LONDON STREET

Posted on 11th December 2014
Principal contractor and frame firm fined over injury and public risk

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LIFTING BEAM KEY INFORMATION NOT PROVIDED

Posted on 4th December 2014
Work equipment misused in absence of supplier guidance

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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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2 TONNES OF PLASTERBOARD CRUSHED WORKMAN

Posted on 24th November 2014
Unsecured boards on fork lift truck fell causing severe injuries

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DISMANTLING WITH MEWP ENDS IN DISASTER

Posted on 6th November 2014
Falling beam caused serious head and chest crush injuries

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER BEAM COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th September 2014
orrWorkman crushed during railway bridge replacement

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FAKED FORK LIFT EXAMINATION RECORD EXPOSED

Posted on 4th September 2014
Firm fined for both forged document and fault-ridden truck

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CRANE OPERATOR FINED OVER SITE CABIN LIFT

Posted on 25th June 2014
Co-worker crushed during routine lifting operation

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UNSTABLE LOAD CRUSHED PLANT INSTALLER

Posted on 24th June 2014
Firm fined over poorly planned plant room lifting operation

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION AFTER TRIAL

Posted on 27th May 2014
Overall execution of construction project fell below required standard

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION PROGRESS

Posted on 15th May 2014
Court hears allegations of “complete lack of planning” on refurb project

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LIFTING GEAR CAUSED FALLING CONCRETE PANEL DEATH

Posted on 15th May 2014
Firm chose not to engage construction specialist on high risk task

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WRONG EQUIPMENT USED FOR LIFTING BARRIERS

Posted on 10th March 2014
Suitable grab rather than telehandler needed to prevent injury

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WORKMAN DIED ON TOWER CRANE LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 26th February 2014
Concrete beam crushed lifting banksman during high winds

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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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REBAR FIRM FINED OVER FORKLIFT FAILINGS

Posted on 10th October 2013
FLT overturn caused by inherently unsafe system of work

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CRANE INCIDENT UNCOVERS WIDER SAFETY FAILINGS

Posted on 12th September 2013
HSE prosecute over fall risks discovered during unrelated investigation

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EQUIPMENT AND WORK SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 11th September 2013
Aggregates firm fined over lorry crane fatal crushing incident  

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HOMES FIRM IN COURT OVER TOWER CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 8th July 2013
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of falling tower crane jib

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FORKLIFT TRUCK FOUND WITH MULTIPLE DEFECTS

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Construction firm failed to test FLT despite obvious disrepair

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OFF-LOADING RENDER PALLET ENDED IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 16th April 2013
Plastering firm director died during modified delivery operation

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SIMPLE LIFTING OPERATION USED FLAWED SYSTEM

Posted on 10th April 2013
Tank being lifted on hotel project crushed workman

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STONE SLAB MOVEMENT LACKED SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Director held to account for dangerous unloading operations 

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CRANE HIRE COMPANY FINE REDUCED ON APPEAL

Posted on 13th February 2013
Judge responds to crane firm plea over fine and payment period

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STEEL GIANT AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 29th January 2013
Metal bar fell from lift causing fatal head injuries

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