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UNCONTROLLED RISK OF HARM FINED £200,000

Posted on 5th December 2017
Principal Contractor repeatedly failed to manage work at height

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FINGERS CRUSHED IN MANUAL HANDLING OPERATION

Posted on 28th November 2017
Firm failed to avoid manual handling task or assess and manage risk

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CUTTING THROUGH LIVE CABLE FINED £900,000

Posted on 28th November 2017
Equipment removed without effective checks on electrical isolation

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WORKER FELL FROM ASPHALT LAYING MACHINE

Posted on 27th November 2017
Improvised place of work leaves operator paralysed below the waist

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SOLE TRADER PRISON SENTENCE OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 24th November 2017
Fall through fragile rooflight caused by poor planning and assessment

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MAJOR SUPPLIER FINED £1.2M OVER DRIVER DEATH

Posted on 23rd November 2017
Delivery driver crushed by overloaded FLT at supplier factory premises

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SOLAR PANEL BOSS SENTENCED WITH COMPANY

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Director and company given hefty sentences over worker fall

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BUSINESS LEFT LEGIONELLA RISK UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Effective management arrangements missing for tunnel wash

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PRICE RISES FOR THOSE IGNORING HSE NOTICES

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Contractor given jail term after scaffolding prohibition issued

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LORRY SHEETING ARRANGEMENTS PROVED FATAL

Posted on 16th November 2017
Driver fell 4m to death during unsafe un-sheeting of lorry

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DEMOLITION WORKER LOST BALANCE IN FATAL FALL

Posted on 13th November 2017
Lack of measures in place to prevent fall from mezzanine floor

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GROUNDWORKER SET ON FIRE BY CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 13th November 2017
RAMS requirement for underground service checks not followed

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RARE SUPPLIER PROSECUTION OVER FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 9th November 2017
Vehicle manufacturer design and unsafe user practice caused death

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ASBESTOS SURVEY FAILED TO COVER ALL WORK AREAS

Posted on 8th November 2017
Utilities firm fined after electricians exposed to drilled asbestos

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METAL GRID FELL FROM FLT DURING PAINTING

Posted on 7th November 2017
Steel fabricator could have used sling to safely suspend grids

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DRIVER ESCAPES WITH LIFE AFTER POWER STRIKE

Posted on 7th November 2017
Director given suspended sentence over lorry 132kV line contact

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SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

Posted on 7th November 2017
Injured workman lacked training and fall arrest equipment

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FALLING CONTROL PANEL CRUSHED WORKMAN

Posted on 7th November 2017
Planning lacking on how to safely move heavy electrical equipment

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POWER DOOR INSTALLER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

Posted on 3rd November 2017
Falling electrically powered gate claimed life of resident

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STEEL FIRM REMOVED BAND SAW SAFETY GUARD

Posted on 2nd November 2017
Leg of worker crushed in the vice of an industrial band saw

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WORKMAN FELL AFTER RAIL REMOVED FOR ACCESS

Posted on 2nd November 2017
Small builder failed to allow for missing guard-rail

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FINES RISE RAPIDLY ALONGSIDE HARM TO HEALTH

Posted on 2nd November 2017
hselogo1HSE confirm lowest number of construction fatalities on record

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GIRDERS FELL DURING UNSAFE USE OF DEMO PLANT

Posted on 25th October 2017
Workman crushed and trapped by steel moved by company MD

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT HAZARD LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 25th October 2017
Principal Contractor failed ensure covers or effective scaffolding installed

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WORKING PLATFORM FELL FROM TELEHANDLER

Posted on 25th October 2017
Manufacturer instructions for safe platform attachment not followed

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £640K OVER CO RISK

Posted on 23rd October 2017
Simple marking required to control carbon monoxide gas

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PRISON TERM FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Posted on 19th October 2017
Small contractor pays the price for failing to manage work at height hazards

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Posted on 19th October 2017
Waterproof membrane concealed conservatory roof hazard

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DEATH AND POORLY MANAGED RISK FINED £3.8 MILLION

Posted on 18th October 2017
Unstable precast concrete panels toppled MEWP and crushed operator

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WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Posted on 13th October 2017
Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

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FITTERS FINGERS SEVERED BY UNGUARDED TABLE SAW

Posted on 13th October 2017
Compensation order for injured workman takes precedence over fine

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ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 11th October 2017
Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

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DRIVER DIED WHEN CRUSHED BETWEEN VEHICLES

Posted on 10th October 2017
Firm failed to follow industry guidance on coupling and uncoupling

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WORKER LOSES HANDS AND FEET IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Posted on 6th October 2017
Director handed prison term over unsafe scaffolding operation

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COUNCIL FAILED TO IMPLEMENT STATED HAVS POLICY

Posted on 5th October 2017
Fined £150k over failure to control and monitor hand-arm vibration hazard

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PROJECT MANAGER FINED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE

Posted on 3rd October 2017
Principal Contractor prosecuted alongside responsible manager

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SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Posted on 25th September 2017
Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

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REVERSING EXCAVATOR CRUSHED WORKMAN

Posted on 21st September 2017
Lack of management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles

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CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 21st September 2017
Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

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FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FORK LIFT SEAT BELT USE

Posted on 18th September 2017
Operator suffered fatal crush injuries after FLT overturned

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DIRECTOR AND FOREMAN JAILED OVER FATAL FALL

Posted on 18th September 2017
Failure to act on HSE advice ended in gross negligence manslaughter

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 14th September 2017
Council H&S officers reported dangerous roof work to HSE

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FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER GAS RISK

Posted on 7th September 2017
Poorly planned extension prevented effective gas venting

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£1 MILLION CLIENT FINE FOLLOWS FATAL FALL

Posted on 7th September 2017
Electrician died after fall from step ladder provided by client

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HAVS HEALTH CHECK PROMPTS HSE PROSECUTION

Posted on 7th September 2017
Assessment of vibration exposure and control measures found wanting

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CLIENT FINED AS CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Posted on 30th August 2017
Failure by client to appoint attracts PC duties by default

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JOINER PARALYSED AFTER FALL THROUGH JOISTS

Posted on 30th August 2017
Fall prevention and risk minimisation measures not taken

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COMPLAINT COSTS CONTRACTOR £145,000 IN FINES

Posted on 29th August 2017

HSE prosecute CDM 2015 Principal Contractor over risk without injury

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HOUSEHOLDER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Builder removed AIB during garage conversion in unsafe manner

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM IN MULTIPLE BREACH

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Director sentenced to prison term and company fined £100k

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