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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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LIFT FIRM FINED AFTER MOTOR ‘CRASHES’ TO LOBBY

Posted on 19th December 2012
Falling lift motor injured member of the public on hospital site

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HSE PROSECUTE ENVIRONENT AGENCY OVER CRANE DEATH

Posted on 18th December 2012
Operator drowned in cab after crawler crane fell into watercourse

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FIRM PROSECUTED AFTER WORKER CRUSHED BY FALLING STEEL

Posted on 15th October 2012
Fatal fall of steel girder triggered by ‘snagging’ of lifting clamp

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DRIVER FINED AFTER FAILING TO DEPLOY VEHICLE OUTRIGGER

Posted on 15th October 2012
Scaffolding materials crash on to pavement during unsafe lifting operation

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WORKMEN CRUSHED DURING HANDLING OF GRANITE SLABS

Posted on 12th October 2012
Firm fined over failure to train and provide suitable equipment

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MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES OVER FAILED BOLT FATALITY

Posted on 20th July 2012
Oil giant faces HSW Act allegations and contractor charged with manslaughter 

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY FALLING GRANITE SLABS

Posted on 6th July 2012
Death prompted safety alert over safe handling and storage of slabs

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CLEANER CRUSHED DURING STEEL UNLOADING OPERATIONS

Posted on 8th February 2012
Steel contractors prosecuted over death of pedestrian passing vehicle unloading 

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CLIENT FAILED TO CHECK CRANE CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE

Posted on 1st February 2012
Planned crane maintenance should not be subject to ‘blind eye’ syndrome

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DIRECTOR AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CRANE DEATH

Posted on 31st January 2012
Crawler crane overturned on poorly managed construction site in London

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ERRONEOUS USE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 28th January 2012
Young workman died after unsafe system trapped in him in block grab jaws   

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SUPERVISOR AND CRANE FIRM FINES FOLLOW FATALITY

Posted on 15th January 2012
Lifting operation failures ended in tragedy and crane contractor pays £1/4m

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VEHICLE CRANE FAILURES LEAVE WORKER PARALYSED

Posted on 10th January 2012
Defective catch, poor training and slinging practice caused life changing incident

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MANAGING DIRECTOR £80k FINE FOLLOWS CRANE OVERTURN

Posted on 17th December 2011
Defective mobile overturned fatally injuring nearby construction workman

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LORRY MOUNTED CRANE CLAMP CRUSHED CO-WORKER

Posted on 19th October 2011
Trained operator prosecuted after misuse of equipment ends in disaster 

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRUSHED BY STEELWORK

Posted on 24th August 2011
Serious accident on major new refuse and recycling project site

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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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WORKMAN TRAPPED UNDER FALLING STONE SLABS

Posted on 18th May 2011
Granite firm and director prosecuted after block fell during vehicle unloading 

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MOBILE CRANE HIRE FIRM AND OPERATOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 13th April 2011
Family of deceased man express concern at ‘shocking’ inadequate sentences 

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WORKMAN DIED WHEN LOAD FELL DURING UNLOADING

Posted on 30th March 2011
Steel gates fell from lorry during confusion over required system of work

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WORKMAN FATALLY INJURED BY FALLING CONCRETE BEAM

Posted on 15th March 2011
Lifting operation went tragically wrong during dismantling of road bridge beam

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR COMMITTED TO CROWN COURT

Posted on 8th March 2011
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of falling scaffold tube tragedy

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SLING FAILURE DURING PLANT DISMANTLING OPERATION

Posted on 1st March 2011
Girder fall ‘demolished’ unoccupied offices and narrowly missed workmen

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LORRY GRAB FATALITY FIRMS FACE PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th November 2010
Two companies now charged with failing to secure scissor grab safety 

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED FOR FAILED LIFTING OP

Posted on 11th November 2010
Plasterer crushed as timber roof trusses fall during unloading of lorry

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MAJOR CLIENT PROSECUTED FOR CDM-C ROLE FAILURE

Posted on 9th November 2010
Workman suffered serious leg injuries during manual handling of prefab wall

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STEEL BEAM PLUMMETED THROUGH OFFICE CEILING

Posted on 29th October 2010
Contractor fined after load from crane lands in office of estate agent   

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WIND FARM HIGH FINE FROM ‘NEW’ PROSECUTION SYSTEM

Posted on 29th September 2010
Workman struck by craned load on wind turbine resulted in leg amputation

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FALLING CRANE LOAD NARROWLY MISSED FOOTPATH

Posted on 16th August 2010
Firm fined after tower crane hook ‘broke off’ and load crashed 36m to ground

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UNSAFE MARBLE TILE UNLOADING PROSECUTION

Posted on 3rd August 2010
Workman struck by falling pallet of marble tiles during container unloading

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IRISH CONTRACTOR DEVELOPER PROSECUTED

Posted on 6th July 2010
Rebar fell ‘like arrows’ causing paralysis of workman below

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LIFT ENGINEER FATALLY INJURED

Posted on 7th June 2010
Damaged cable caused fatal uncovenanted movement of lift

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LIFTING OPERATION FATALITY CONFIRMS RISING FINES

Posted on 23rd May 2010
Freight company pays £350,000 following death during unloading glass

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WORKMAN INJURED DURING CRANE LIFT

Posted on 29th April 2010
Steel beams slip from chains causing serious injury to slinger

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PRE-CAST CONCRETE PANEL FATALITY

Posted on 28th April 2010
Workman crushed during unsafe lifting operation with telehandler

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DIRECTORS FINED FOLLOWING SLAB DEATH

Posted on 24th April 2010
Fatality prompts Section 37 prosecution of two directors

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LORRY LOADING LED TO FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 13th April 2010
Load slipped during loading by crane releasing three tonnes of steel

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LIFTING OPERATION INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th January 2010
Workman paralysed after refinery lifting operations goes wrong

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HIGH FINE PROSECUTION

Posted on 10th October 2009
Dozer fall fatally injures workman during lifting operation
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CRANE CONTRACTOR TAKES POSITIVE ACTION

Posted on 7th October 2009
Incident and prosecution combine as spur to further improvements
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FATALITY PROMPTS SAFER LIFTING METHOD

Posted on 24th September 2009
Portable building company changes system after tragic death

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LEADING CRANE HIRE COMPANY FINED

Posted on 23rd September 2009
Crane collapsed onto hotel and operator seriously injured

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LEADING CRANE HIRE COMPANY IN COURT

Posted on 21st September 2009
One of the largest UK plant hire companies faces prosecution

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FORK LIFT INCIDENT LEADS TO AMPUTATION

Posted on 4th September 2009
Reinforcement mesh falling from lift forks crushes workman

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CRANE FIRM FINED AFTER DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 3rd August 2009
Tower crane supplier fined after crane collapse during dismantling

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CRANE DOUBLE FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th June 2009
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CONVICTED CRANE COMPANY IN ADMINISTRATION

Posted on 30th April 2009
New company rises from the ashes of tower crane fatality firm

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PARTNERS FINED AFTER SHUTTER FALLS

Posted on 9th April 2009
Workmans leg amputated in falling shuttering incident 

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