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FALL FROM STEPLADDER TRIGGERS £900,000 FINE

Posted on 6th December 2016
Workman fell small distance from uninspected equipment

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LONDON UNDERGROUND FINED £1/2M OVER FALL

Posted on 6th December 2016
Maintenance worker fell from unsafe tower scaffold in disused shaft

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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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ASBESTOS DANGER NOT MANAGED FOLLOWING FIRE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Property company failed to assess and plan for asbestos hazard

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns whilst digging trench

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WORKER LEFT ‘STRANDED’ IN MEWP AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th November 2016
Construction worker fell 6m through fibreboard roof

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COSHH FAILURES HIT FIRM WITH £800,000 FINE

Posted on 28th November 2016
Respiratory danger uncontrolled and health effect not under surveillance

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DRILLING MACHINE INJURY PROMPTS £250,000 FINE

Posted on 24th November 2016
Basic machinery safety deficiencies result in huge financial penalty

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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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WORKMAN FELL TO DEATH INSTALLING FALL ARREST

Posted on 22nd November 2016
Major power services firm failed to manage pylon fall risk

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EXPANSION OF FAMILY FIRM OUTGREW H&S CONTROLS

Posted on 21st November 2016
Power cleaning equipment supplier employee fell from racking

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VISIT TO GP TRIGGERED HSE HAVS INVESTIGATION

Posted on 19th November 2016
Court imposes £250,000 fine after HAVS management failings uncovered

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATH

Posted on 15th November 2016
Director of property business failed to check competence

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LADDER FALL CLAIMED LIFE OF WINDOW FITTER

Posted on 9th November 2016
Simple steps not taken to secure leaning ladder

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FIRM FINED £2.8M OVER DEATH AND PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 9th November 2016
Poor design and inadequate risk management

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TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE LEAD TO DEATH

Posted on 3rd November 2016
TW on major project not built to safe design and checked

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SKILLS CARD FRAUDSTER JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS

Posted on 2nd November 2016
Card fraud damages reputation and puts lives in jeopardy

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NDT TESTING FIRM FINED OVER CO DEATH

Posted on 27th October 2016
Worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning in accommodation unit

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DRILLER SURVIVES POWER LINE STRIKE

Posted on 27th October 2016
Contractor and client fined after workman suffers extensive burns

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL OPERATIVE ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th October 2016
Nominal fine for environmental services firm in liquidation

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OVERTURNED MEWP UNSUITABLE FOR TASK

Posted on 27th October 2016
Untrained dismantling operative survived with serious head injury

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DOG ATTACK REVEALS MULTIPLE BREACHES

Posted on 27th October 2016
Employer given jail term after mechanic attacked by guard dog

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CDM CLIENT AND CONTRACTORS FINED OVER £1.5M

Posted on 21st October 2016
Pedestrian died when hit by car in poorly managed roadworks

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WORKMAN DIED UNDER BUNDLE OF METAL PIPES

Posted on 19th October 2016
Firm fined over unsafe system for moving pipe with fork lift truck

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STEEL BARS FELL FROM UNSUITABLE TROLLEY

Posted on 18th October 2016
Foot of workman amputated after 900kg of metal fell on leg and foot

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CAVALIER CONTRACTOR JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS

Posted on 18th October 2016
Total disregard for the safety caused death of 17 year-old in ladder fall

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EXCAVATOR TYRE EXPLODED DURING MAINTENANCE

Posted on 18th October 2016
Peripatetic tyre fitter lucky to escape with his life

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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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COUNCIL FINED £40,000 AFTER FALL FROM LADDER

Posted on 12th October 2016
Basic ladder safety failings land Yorkshire council in Court

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SMALL BUILDER PROSECUTED AFTER GREENHOUSE FALL

Posted on 12th October 2016
Proper planning and clear instructions needed for all work at height

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ROOFING CONTRACTOR HIT WITH £200,000 FINE

Posted on 11th October 2016
Fall from roof caused fractured skull and over two weeks in hospital

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DUMPER TRUCK CRUSHED LEGS OF OPERATOR

Posted on 11th October 2016
Both legs amputated after dumper overturned on incline

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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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DRIVER FAILURE TO SECURE OUTRIGGER CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 6th October 2016
Lorry driver jailed after young mother died at roadside

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ASBESTOS FAILURE ON CLIENT LED REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 5th October 2016
Client rushed works with unqualified and inexperienced people

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CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER CONTRACTOR ROOF FALL

Posted on 5th October 2016
Occupier failed to prevent access to unsafe areas of roof

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CLIENT FINED OVER ABSENT PRE-CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Posted on 5th October 2016
Major supermarket chain and CDM client prosecuted alongside contractor

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PERMANENTLY DISABLED FOR WANT OF A GIN WHEEL

Posted on 30th September 2016
Firm fined after 7m fall carrying bucket of cement on access ladder

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TRADESMAN GIVEN 200 HRS COMMUNITY SERVICE

Posted on 29th September 2016
HSE prosecute self-employed trader for site safety breaches

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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FARM ROOF

Posted on 28th September 2016
Measuring roof for solar panels proves to be high risk work

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METAL CUTTING SAW USED IN UNSAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 26th September 2016
Blade caused massive laceration and missed brain by 3mm

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OCCUPIER FINED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FATAL FALL

Posted on 26th September 2016
Maintenance work on fragile roofs under ‘confusing’ system of work

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS GIVEN PRISON TERMS

Posted on 21st September 2016
Father and son receive suspended prison sentences after workman died

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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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HUGE FINE IMPOSED ON MAJOR HOMES DEVELOPER

Posted on 20th September 2016
Site foreman seriously injured when struck by bulk mortar carrier

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TIPS ON PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR ‘DAMAGE LIMITATION’

Posted on 19th September 2016
How the PC can reduce risk of liability for contractor performance

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DRILL AND GLOVES PROVE DANGEROUS COMBINATION

Posted on 19th September 2016
Gloved hand of welder became entangled with drill bit

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FITNESS FOR WORK ASSESSMENT TRIGGERS HAVS FINE

Posted on 19th September 2016
Assessment identified increased risk from working with vibrating tools

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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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