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SCAFFOLDING FIRM PROVIDED UNSAFE LOADING BAY

Posted on 7th March 2018
Young apprentice fell between upper guardrail and platform

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VIDEO EVIDENCE CONVICTS EXCAVATOR DRIVER

Posted on 2nd March 2018
Pedestrian crushed against wall by speeding excavator

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HOMES FIRM AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER FALL

Posted on 28th February 2018
Director given prison term after consenting to unsafe working

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INEXPERIENCED WORKER FELL DURING MINOR WORKS

Posted on 27th February 2018
Insufficient precautions for both edge and fall protection.

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FALL THROUGH ROOF ON OVER-ROOFING PROJECT

Posted on 27th February 2018
Two contractors fined for WAH 2005 and CDM 2015 offences

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CLEANING ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOF CAUSED DANGER

Posted on 21st February 2018
High pressure jet washing spread asbestos fibres around premises

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APPEAL COURT RULES ON LEGAL PRIVILEGE CASE

Posted on 20th February 2018
Decision may prompt further caution during internal investigations

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TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK PEDESTRIAN ON SITE ROAD

Posted on 16th February 2018
Contractor fined £500,000 over poor traffic management arrangements

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FALLING SCAFFOLD CLIP STRUCK PASSER-BY

Posted on 16th February 2018
Firm failed to follow risk assessment and method statement

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HOMES FIRM FINED £1/2M OVER DUMPER DEATH

Posted on 14th February 2018
Developer and contractor failed to manage people and plant interface

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SKIP LORRY DRIVER FATALLY INJURED BY LOADER

Posted on 5th February 2018
Hire company fined after lorry driver crushed between two vehicles

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PUBLIC RISK COSTS CONTRACTOR DEARLY

Posted on 5th February 2018
Principal Contractor failed to assess and supervise work

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TUBES FELL WHILST LIFTING OVER PERSONS BELOW

Posted on 2nd February 2018
Lifting operations were not carried out in safe manner

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‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Posted on 2nd February 2018
Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

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FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT AGREED CONTROLS

Posted on 29th January 2018
Risk assessment carried out but precautions not taken

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LOAD FELL FROM MAGNET AND STRUCK WORKMAN

Posted on 25th January 2018
Firm failed to properly assess and revise crane safe working load

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER UNSAFE LOADING

Posted on 24th January 2018
Bin of scaffold fittings lifted by crane struck scaffolder

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FATAL FALL FROM EDGE OF INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Suitable protection missing during installation of roof sheets

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MANAGER AND PC FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Principal contractor and site manager sentenced over AIB dust

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VEHICLE COLLISION ‘EJECTED’ MEWP OPERATOR

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Fatal fall caused by failure to manage WAH and transport operations

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PROJECT PC FINED OVER UNSTABLE STRUCTURE

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Poor control of temporary works lands principal contractor with fine

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VALVE MAINTENANCE EXPOSED ASBESTOS IN GASKET

Posted on 22nd January 2018
Firm fined £300k over deficient asbestos records and awareness training

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FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 18th January 2018
Work at height not planned, supervised or carried out safely

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EXCAVATOR CRUSHED DUMPER OPERATOR

Posted on 12th January 2018
Reversing excavator operations not separated from pedestrians

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REFURB CONTRACTORS FINED £1.1 MILLION

Posted on 12th January 2018
Tenant fell 5m through fragile surface whilst walking to home

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FAILURE TO PROTECT PUBLIC FINED £600,000

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Two elderly people injured during construction of disabled ramp

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MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT FIRM FINED

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Joist failed and workman fell during flat roof replacement works

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FALL ON BLOCK AND BEAM FLOORING SYSTEM

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Contractors failed to respond to planned fall protection problems

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FIRMS FAILED TO INSTALL FLOOR AS DESIGNED

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Principal contractor penalised for not spotting contractor error

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LINTEL COLLAPSED DURING LOWERING OPERATIONAL

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Two workers injured as support props and structure topple

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LORRY DRIVER PROSECUTED AFTER ROAD DEATH

Posted on 20th December 2017
Road worker died during motorway resurfacing project

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £1.8M OVER ROAD DEATH

Posted on 20th December 2017
Road planer operation put roadworks pedestrians at risk of injury

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MANAGER PROSECUTED OVER APPRENTICE INJURY

Posted on 20th December 2017
Untrained young worker fell through fragile rooflight

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PUBLIC AND WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 20th December 2017
Client and contractor failed to identify and assess asbestos presence

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RESTRAINT SAVES WORKER EJECTED FROM MEWP

Posted on 20th December 2017
Firms failed to separate crane and elevated mobile work platform

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HSE PROSECUTE OVER POOR SILICA DUST CONTROL

Posted on 15th December 2017
Principal contractor failures led to gross exposure to RCS

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CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT OPERATOR FELL 5M

Posted on 12th December 2017
Uncovered concrete chute offence fined £267,000

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FELLED TREE NARROWLY MISSED PEDESTRIANS

Posted on 11th December 2017
Video reveals that nearby motor vehicles were not so fortunate

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Posted on 11th December 2017
Client failed to appoint a competent contractor for roofwork

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HSE ADMITS BREACHING SECTION 2 HSW ACT

Posted on 7th December 2017
Laboratory worker suffers serious burns in setting up hydrogen test rig

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MAINTENANCE WORKERS EXPOSED TO VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 7th December 2017
Housing Association failed control and monitor significant health risk

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OVERSEAS BASED FIRM FINED £3M AFTER DEATH

Posted on 7th December 2017
Principal Contractor put cost-cutting ahead of health and safety

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LIFE CHANGING INJURIES CAUSED BY STUDIO FALL

Posted on 7th December 2017
BBC Studioworks Ltd and contractors failed to ensure ‘basic safeguards’

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HIGHWAYS WORKER DIED DURING REPAIR WORKS

Posted on 5th December 2017
Signage, speed limits and effective temporary traffic management missing

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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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