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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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MEMBER OF PUBLIC FELL INTO PIT OPENING

Posted on 9th December 2016
Prosecution highlights need to manage public access and safety

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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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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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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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TRADESMAN GIVEN 200 HRS COMMUNITY SERVICE

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

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER: FIRM ADMITS DEATHS

Posted on 9th May 2016
Pedestrians lost lives falling into inadequately protected basement

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MATERIAL SUPPLIER FINED £2M OVER CUSTOMER DEATH

Posted on 6th May 2016
Member of public visiting premises crushed by company vehicle

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PUBLIC IN ‘NEAR-MISS’ AS BLOCKS COLLAPSE

Posted on 26th April 2016
Client/Contractor ran project with multiple unsafe working practices

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DEATH OF RUNNER CAUSED BY DELAYED ACTION

Posted on 28th January 2016
Immediate cable ‘de-energising’ would have controlled public risk

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SCOOTER PLUNGED THROUGH BELOW PAR BARRIER

Posted on 18th January 2016
NHS prosecuted after pensioner died in mobility scooter 4m fall

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RUBBLE ‘LAUNCHED’ FROM 5th FLOOR WINDOW

Posted on 14th December 2015
Risk to public exposes a catalogue of safety failings

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MAJOR FIRM FINED £2 MILLION OVER PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 9th December 2015
Lack of measures taken to prevent or deter access to danger

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TELECOMS GIANT FINED OVER RISK TO PUBLIC

Posted on 2nd November 2015
‘Custom’ was not to use barriers for openings in homes

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR ‘CAUGHT’ BY PHONE VIDEO

Posted on 18th September 2015
Criminal record and suspended sentence for blatant disregard

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SOCIAL HOUSING FIRM FAILED TO INSTRUCT & CONTROL

Posted on 15th September 2015
Poisonous gasses could have been pumped into loft space

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DRIVER FATALLY INJURED BY SWING BARRIER

Posted on 15th September 2015
Barriers have caused significant number of deaths and injuries

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FIRM PLEAD GUILTY TO CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 10th September 2015
Contractor and manager admit H&S offences over falling wall death

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COUNCIL FAILED TO ENSURE STABLE HOARDING

Posted on 2nd September 2015
Child injured when derelict site hoarding collapsed

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INSECURE HOUSING SITE PC INCURS £10,000 FINE

Posted on 24th August 2015
Safety failings resulted in child “wandering” onto building site

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PLUMBER SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS CAUSED EXPLOSION

Posted on 7th August 2015
Failure to install appropriate safety devices for closed system

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DEMOLITION WORK CAUSED RISK TO THE PUBLIC

Posted on 23rd July 2015
Firm fined over falling debris and possible collapse of building

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FIRM FAILED TO PREVENT VISITOR ACCESS TO SITE

Posted on 16th February 2015
Visitor suffers life-changing injuries in fall through opening

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METAL BEAM FELL ONTO BUSY LONDON STREET

Posted on 11th December 2014
Principal contractor and frame firm fined over injury and public risk

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HOARDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED TWENTY SHOPPERS

Posted on 4th December 2014
Fit-out firm failed to erect fit for purpose site fencing

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PENSIONER STRUCK BY FALLING SITE FENCING

Posted on 21st November 2014
Clear risk to the public which should have been addressed

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WALL COLLAPSE SENT FALLING MASONRY INTO HOME

Posted on 6th November 2014
Competent structural engineer should have been consulted

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MANAGE PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 24th September 2014
Barrier collapsed on pram during supermarket refurb

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HOUSING FIRM ‘GAMBLED’ WITH TENANT SAFETY

Posted on 4th August 2014
Tenant cheats death in collapse of unsafe balcony

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY ‘SAIL’ SHEETING

Posted on 1st August 2014
Director and contractor pay price for putting public at risk

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR PUTTING PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 15th July 2014
Failure to check work exposed householder to deadly fume

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POWERED SCHOOL GATE TRAPPED YOUNG CHILD

Posted on 14th July 2014
Installation contractor failed to fit required guarding system

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MAJOR MEDIA COMPANY ENDANGERED PUBLIC SAFETY

Posted on 9th July 2014
Blocked pavement forced pedestrians to walk in busy road

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR ACCOUNT FOR RESIDENT DEATH

Posted on 24th June 2014
Heavy fire door fell during renovation work at care home

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FIRMS SENTENCED OVER CHILD SLIDING GATE DEATH

Posted on 16th June 2014
Rise in use of automated gates requires greater vigilance

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COUNCIL FINED OVER FALL OF ELDERLY TENANT

Posted on 9th June 2014
Need to cover floor openings not communicated to workmen

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PUBLIC BLOW WHISTLE ON UNSAFE SCAFFOLDING OPS

Posted on 9th June 2014
Use of untrained staff put workers and public at risk

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CPS DROP CHILD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 3rd June 2014
Builder may still face prison sentence for HSW Act offence

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DIGGER TIGGERED MASSIVE FLAMMABLE GAS RELEASE

Posted on 6th May 2014
Bungled drainage works caused excavation of school and homes

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COMPANIES ADMIT GUILT OVER POWERED GATE DEATH

Posted on 7th April 2014
Firms await sentence over death of young girl crushed by gate

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE FENCING PROVED UNSTABLE

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Passer-by suffers serious injury after site hoarding collapse

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COLLAPSED FENCING AGREED WITH CDM-COORDINATOR

Posted on 21st March 2014
Major contractor fined after member of the public seriously injured

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PUBLIC PUT AT RISK BY SCAFFOLDING OPERATIONS

Posted on 17th March 2014
Contractor prosecuted over dangerous practices and design errors

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GLASS VIEWING PANEL FAILURE WAS PREVENTABLE

Posted on 14th January 2014
yarmouthcastle2Schoolboys “jumping” attics prove too much for unsuitable glass

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VUNERABLE PUBLIC BURNT BY FALLING HOT BITUMEN

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Roofing contractor prosecuted over public protection failure

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DESIGNERS FINED OVER AIRPORT CROSSING RISK

Posted on 18th October 2013
Rare prosecution under CDM 2007 designer regulation

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ELECTRIC DOOR INSTALLER FINED OVER TRAPPED CHILD

Posted on 4th October 2013
Gate at school entrance did not meet ‘essential safety requirements’

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COURT IMPOSES LIGHT SENTENCE DESPITE HSE WARNINGS

Posted on 30th July 2013
Housebuilder prosecuted for failing to fence off construction site

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DAD GIVEN COMMUNITY SENTENCE OVER SON ON SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th July 2013
Prosecution provides timely warning for families over school holidays

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FALLING HOARDING STRUCK TWO PASSING PENSIONERS

Posted on 30th April 2013
Design of site fencing should be able to withstand high winds

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