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UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT CAUSED ‘JET OF FIRE’

Posted on 17th January 2013
Contractor fined over ineffective use of cable detection device

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ABSENCE OF PLANS PROMPTS UNDERGROUND STRIKE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council prosecuted after workman with ‘jackhammer’ suffers electric shock

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER CABLE EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st September 2012
Company failed to inform deceased of live cables present in excavation

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FIRM FAILED TO PREVENT UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 4th July 2012
Workman suffered burns after metal pin struck high voltage electric cable

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EMPLOYEE FINED OVER FAILURE TO ERECT SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 1st June 2012
Workman prosecuted after co-worker and public put at risk by ‘astonishing’ act

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INADEQUATE CHECKS TRIGGERED GAS RELEASE AND BURNS

Posted on 29th May 2012
Demolition contractor prosecuted after services confusion causes gas explosion 

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CABLE STRIKE VICTIM SUFFERS ‘SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM’

Posted on 28th December 2011
Refurb worker thrown across room after live electric cable damaged

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MANAGER IN DOCK WITH COMPANY AFTER FIREBALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th December 2011
Cable strike occurred despite manager awareness of guidance on precautions 

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ELECTRIC CABLE EXPLOSION LEAVES WORKMAN SCARRED

Posted on 16th November 2011
Company failed to carry out essential steps when excavating near services

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WATER MAIN LEAK CAUSED CHAOS IN LINCOLN STREET

Posted on 12th July 2011
Incident highlights potential health and safety risk from water main leaks

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT

Posted on 1st December 2010
Cable struck during demolition work on Aberdeen redevelopment project

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ANOTHER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE PROSECUTION!

Posted on 16th November 2010
Midlands contractor fined following failure to locate hazardous services

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE INJURY PROSECUTION

Posted on 11th November 2010
Breaker excavating in concrete struck 11kv cable causing serious burns

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PROSECUTION AFTER 11KV UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 8th November 2010
Thirteen foot flame erupts after steel bar strikes sub-station cable

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UNTRAINED WORKMAN STRIKES 11KV CABLE

Posted on 20th May 2009
Workman suffers burns and shock as breaker hits power cable 

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POWER CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION

Posted on 19th May 2009
Workman hospitalised after cutting through power cable

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DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 30th April 2009
Lack of checks causes gas escape, fire and shopping centre closure

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PROSECUTION ELECTRICAL CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 27th January 2009
Workman suffers burns as concrete breaker hits underground cable

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PROSECUTION UNDERGROUND SERVICES

Posted on 9th January 2009
Workman suffers severe burns after breaker strikes 132kv cable

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