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DOUBLE MEWP OVERTURN INJURES TWO WORKMEN

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Aircraft maintenance engineers were fortunate to survive incident

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PC AND CONTRACTOR BOTCHED WALL DEMOLITION

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Assessment, information and induction all found to be wanting

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JAIL FOR DIRECTORS PERVERTING COURSE OF JUSTICE

Posted on 21st March 2017
Risk assessment document changed after fatal roof fall

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER OPENING FALL

Posted on 14th March 2017
Workman fell whilst installing fall protection holes in floor

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UNSUITABLE FALL ARREST CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH

Posted on 13th March 2017
Workman drowned whilst cleaning grain store in ‘quicksand’ like effect

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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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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR GIVEN JAIL SENTENCE

Posted on 13th March 2017
Collapse of structure put workforce and public at risk

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WORKMAN ‘SET ON FIRE’ AFTER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 10th March 2017
Information on electric underground cables proved inadequate

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ASSESSMENT OF ASBESTOS RISK BELOW PAR

Posted on 8th March 2017
Contractor failed to check pre-construction demolition survey

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LIFT CAR FALL CLAIMS LIFE DURING REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 8th March 2017
Demo contractor and contracts manager fined over lift shaft death

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INSECURE DECKING LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 8th March 2017
Temporary works failure caused scaffolder to fall 4m through opening

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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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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st March 2017
Failure to implement joist support design put workers at risk

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SYSTEM FOR REVERSING VEHICLES FOUND WANTING

Posted on 27th February 2017
Site operator held accountable for death of HGV owner driver

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HISTORIC HOME BUTLER DIED IN LIFT INCIDENT

Posted on 27th February 2017

Competent person examination should have identified defects

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MASSIVE FINE IMPOSED BY MAGISTRATES COURT

Posted on 27th February 2017
Workman struck by unsecured furniture arm during manual handling

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HOMES DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE INSPECTOR ADVICE

Posted on 27th February 2017
Firm fined after failure to act on regulator prohibition

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MANUAL HANDLING RISK TRIGGERS £450,000 FINE

Posted on 27th February 2017

Three workmen lifting ventilation unit caused platform collapse

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ESTATE AGENTS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC

Posted on 27th February 2017
Prospective home buyer fell 10m down well during viewing

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DIDCOT DEMOLITION DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Death of four men at power station marked by a minutes silence

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VEHICLE OVERTURNED INTO EXCAVATION AT DOCKS

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Workforce at risk for days during the course of excavation works

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DEATH FOLLOWED POOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

Posted on 23rd February 2017
Host company fined £600,000 after contractor fell from ladder

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MULTIPLE FATALITY INCIDENT REACHES CROWN COURT

Posted on 22nd February 2017
Trial set over death of four workmen crushed by steel structure

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CYLINDER FAILURE CAUSED DEATH OF TESTER

Posted on 16th February 2017
Hire firm engineer died when pressure vessel ‘cracked’ under test

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JAIL TERM FOR BOSS OVER FLAT ROOF FATAL FALL

Posted on 16th February 2017
Workman fell from unprotected flat roof edge during refurb

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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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CONTRACTOR JAILED OVER FATAL FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 9th February 2017
Courts imposes 8 month prison sentence for health and safety offence

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GROUND ENGINEERS LACKED HAVS MANAGEMENT

Posted on 8th February 2017
Company failed to act after employee flagged hand-arm vibration risk

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TRIAL: PASSER-BY KILLED BY FALLING FRAMES

Posted on 8th February 2017
Three managers deny gross negligence manslaughter charges

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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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LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Risk would have been prevented by use of enclosures

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FAILURE TO FOLLOW SURVEY PROMPTS JAIL TERM

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Contractor demolished building knowing asbestos was present

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IGNORING SENSIBLE ADVICE COSTS OVER £300K

Posted on 2nd February 2017
Courts continue to ramp up health and safety fines

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CDM PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR LACKED EXPERIENCE

Posted on 26th January 2017
PC prosecuted alongside other contractors over fall risk and injury

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BUSINESSMAN JAILED OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 25th January 2017
Work sought as cheaply as possible with disregard for worker safety

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LOW FALL AND INJURY ATTRACTS £2 MILLION FINE

Posted on 25th January 2017
Workman injured in fall from unsafe position for cleaning machine

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ASBESTOS ANALYST FALSIFIED SURVEY REPORT

Posted on 20th January 2017
Trained and experienced analyst fined over asbestos air clearance cert

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AIR RECEIVER USE SHOWED DISREGARD FOR HSE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Director took risk in desperate bid to complete job for customer

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RETAIL GIANT FINED £2.2m OVER FALLING CAGE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Metal roll cage loaded with paint fell and paralysed young worker

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ROOFING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 17th January 2017
Firm failed to act on previous HSE warnings over unsafe working

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NETWORK RAIL FAILED TO PROVIDE PLACE OF SAFETY

Posted on 15th January 2017
Planning of track maintenance work fell below legal standards

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GUARDING FINE CONTINUES UPWARD TREND

Posted on 12th January 2017
Firm pays £330,000 after amputation of workman’s finger tips

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TWO YEAR JAIL TERM FOR PLANT HIRE MANAGER

Posted on 9th January 2017
Companies and manger chose “cheaper repair” for damaged MEWP boom

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MEZZANINE FLOOR OPENING REMAINED UNPROTECTED

Posted on 6th January 2017
Workman left unable to work after fall through lift shaft void

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COURT UPHOLDS £3M FINE UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 5th January 2017
Company fails in challenge to risk based prosecution fine

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REVIEW 2016: KEY DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2017 ONWARDS

Posted on 5th January 2017
New approaches, simplification, health and more…

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FIRM PROSECUTED OVER LIFT SHAFT FATAL FALL

Posted on 4th January 2017
Property company failed to take steps to prevent self-rescue

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FIRMS FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS RISK WARNING

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poorly-encapsulated blue asbestos posed airborne hazard

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BUILDING FIRM AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th January 2017
Childminder and children at put a risk ill-judged work

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JOINER FELL ON TIMBER FRAME HOMES PROJECTS

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poor planning and control over work at height put workers at risk

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