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CURSORY AND NEGLIGENT ASSESSMENT BY DIRECTOR

Posted on 3rd July 2017
Building firm owner jailed after workman died in trench collapse

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UPDATE – DIRECTOR AND EXCAVATOR OPERATOR JAILED

Posted on 3rd July 2017
Excavation collapse dangers ignored by director and digger operator

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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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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

Posted on 25th June 2017
Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

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LIFT PLANNING AND CONTROL FOUND WANTING

Posted on 25th June 2017
Female building worker struck by scaffold fittings tipped from stillage

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CIVILS FIRMS PAYS PRICE OVER PUBLIC DANGER

Posted on 20th June 2017
Fencing wire struck member of public relaxing in own garden

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DELAYED RESCUE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH AT HEIGHT

Posted on 20th June 2017
MEWP operator died trapped between controls and roof beam

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CLIENT FINED UNDER CDM 2007 & CDM 2015

Posted on 19th June 2017
Construction work must be properly managed from outset

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WORKMAN BURNED WHILST CUTTING LIVE CABLE

Posted on 19th June 2017
Firms to pay £500,000 over unsafe system for electrical work

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WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 8M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 19th June 2017
Steel fabricators fined over unsafe short-term roofwork

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BOSS AND FOREMAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 10th June 2017
Safety standards allowed to fall despite HSE enforcement action

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PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Posted on 9th June 2017
Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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MANUAL HANDLING OFFENCE FINED £67,000

Posted on 8th June 2017
Significant risk in handling excavator wheel not avoided or assessed

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COMPANY RELIED UPON EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Posted on 7th June 2017
Lack of precautions to prevent fall through fragile rooflight

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CLIENT FAILED TO APPOINT COMPETENT CONTRACTOR

Posted on 7th June 2017
Contractor receives prison term whilst CDM client fined £160,000

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NEW GUIDE ON GUILTY PLEA SENTENCING

Posted on 6th June 2017
Sentencing Council guidelines may assist corporate H&S offenders

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WRONGLY INSTALLED MACHINE SEVERED HAND

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Manufacturer instructions not followed during saw installation

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LACK OF SITE FENCING LED TO TRENCH DROWNING

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Vulnerable member of the public died in flooded excavation

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REVERSING TELEHANDLER CAUSED SITE DEATH

Posted on 26th May 2017
Principal Contractor and contractor held jointly responsible

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PLANNING AND DESIGN ERRORS BEHIND FOUR DEATHS

Posted on 26th May 2017
Prison sentence and fines follow steel cage collapse tragedy

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FAILED HSE SITE INSPECTION ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 26th May 2017
Injury not required for accountability over poor safety standards

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RISK ASSESSMENT BREACH PROMPTS £400,000 FINE

Posted on 24th May 2017
Fatality revealed assessment was not suitable and sufficient

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LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions

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SECOND CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE IN WEEK

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Double fatality represented pattern of serious neglect

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DIRECTORS JAILED AND FIRM FINED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Client paid £100,000 less than economic cost for roof work

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SOLAR PANEL FIRM AND DIRECTOR IN COURT

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Ineffective use of fall arrest no substitute for proper precautions

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FIRM FAILED TO SECURE COMPETENT ASSISTANCE

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Court holds manager to account over inaction on risk management

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GROUND WORKER TRAPPED BY EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 11th May 2017
Fellow workers dug earth so injured workman could breath

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MAJOR UK FIRMS FAILED ON VEHICLE MANAGEMENT

Posted on 9th May 2017
Worker struck and injured when towed trolley and load overturned

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MAGISTRATES FINE FIRM £250,000 OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 9th May 2017
Solar panel firm failed to control risk and supervise works

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HSE REFURBISHMENT CAMPAIGN ENDS £750,000 FINE

Posted on 8th May 2017
Contractor fined under CDM after failing to act on asbestos survey

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SITE MANAGER JAILED OVER DEATH OF PASSER-BY

Posted on 8th May 2017
Failure to secure windows led to death and manslaughter sentence

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ROGUE GAS FITTER JAILED FOR 16 MONTHS

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Work unsafe and exposed home residents at risk of harm

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FIRM ADMITS GUILT AFTER DEATH OF FOUR WORKMEN

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Guilty plea entered by company on first day of Crown Court trial

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FIRM FINED £2 MILLION OVER WORKPLACE DEATH

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Unsafe stacking of plastic bales claimed life of cleaner

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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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WATER FIRM FINED £1.8M AFTER WORKER DROWNED

Posted on 24th April 2017
Workman fell through opening into sand filtration tank

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PC AND CONTRACTOR PAY PRICE FOR UNSAFE WORKING

Posted on 24th April 2017
Dangerous working practices continued during ‘snowy’ weather

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TOUGHER COURT PENALTIES UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 18th April 2017
Analysis of health and safety prosecutions reveals rise on most metrics

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ELECTRICIAN FAILED TO PROTECT HIS TRAINEE

Posted on 18th April 2017
Community service sentence after apprentice fell through ceiling

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CLIENT FINED OVER ABSENT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 18th April 2017
Refurbishment project commenced before survey undertaken

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GROUNDWORKER LEFT PARALYSED BY FALLING PIPE

Posted on 18th April 2017
Gas infrastructure business failed to maintain safe system of work

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED ON POWER LINE RISK

Posted on 6th April 2017
Workman suffers severe burns after post touches 11kV overhead cable

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LADDER UNSUITABLE FOR IVY CLEARING TASK

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Electricity supplier fined £900,000 after linesman ladder fall

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ABSENCE OF ASBESTOS SURVEY PUT FIRMS IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Contractor and removal firm jointly responsible for failings

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ASPHALT MIXER CLAIMS FINGERS OF WORKMAN

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Guarding on mixing machine below the safety standard required

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UTILITY COMPANY CONVICTED AFTER FALL

Posted on 28th March 2017
Workman died when fall protection lanyard accidentally severed

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INTENDED SYSTEM UNSAFE … AND NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 28th March 2017
Principal contractor and partner failed to protect from roof fall hazard

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT FOUND LACKING

Posted on 27th March 2017
Fatal dumper truck incident caused by inadequate ‘oversight’

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