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LOW FALL AND INJURY ATTRACTS £2 MILLION FINE

Posted on 25th January 2017
Workman injured in fall from unsafe position for cleaning machine

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MEZZANINE FLOOR OPENING REMAINED UNPROTECTED

Posted on 6th January 2017
Workman left unable to work after fall through lift shaft void

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JOINER FELL ON TIMBER FRAME HOMES PROJECTS

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poor planning and control over work at height put workers at risk

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WORKING DIRECTORS IN COURT ALONGSIDE COMPANY

Posted on 13th December 2016
HSE prosecuted after member of public provided site photograph

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COMPLAINT BY PASSING PUBLIC COSTS DIRECTOR £40K

Posted on 12th December 2016
Company and director held to account for multiple site safety failings

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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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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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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS GIVEN PRISON TERMS

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

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FATAL FALL FROM PLATFORM ATTRACTS £2.2 FINE

Posted on 12th September 2016
Judge declares ‘common sense’ not ‘guidance’ needed to spot danger

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MIGRANT WORKER LEFT IN COMA AFTER 5m FALL

Posted on 8th September 2016
Overall poor management of health and safety led to incident

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CRANE USED TO RESCUE SERIOUSLY INJURED WORKMAN

Posted on 16th August 2016
Firm fined £143,000 after HSE warnings on inadequate safety management

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SCAFFOLDING MODIFIED BY UNTRAINED WORKMAN

Posted on 26th July 2016
Joiner fell 4m from platform left in unsafe condition

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DEFENDANT CRITICISED FOR BLAMING OWN ENGINEERS

Posted on 13th June 2016
Telecom giant fined £500,000 after 7m fall from height

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LACK OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS UNDERCUT OTHERS

Posted on 10th June 2016
Roofing contractor in court and fined after complaint to HSE

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THREE YEARS IN JAIL FOR EXPLOITATIVE LANDLORD

Posted on 11th May 2016
Workman died at home in bed after workplace injury ‘covered up’

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SCAFFOLD FIRM FINED AFTER ROUTINE HSE INSPECTION

Posted on 9th May 2016
Work planning, supervision and equipment all found inadequate

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UNGUARDED OPENING RESULTS IN £40,000 FINE

Posted on 15th April 2016
Excavation left open directly behind door into building

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SHAFT FALL DURING FALSEWORK DISMANTLING

Posted on 5th April 2016
Migrant worker survived 13m fall into service riser shaft

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CONTRACTOR ‘COCKED A SNOOK’ AT HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 1st March 2016
Sole trader carried on working in face of stop order from regulator

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CARPENTER LIFTED COVER AND FELL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 1st March 2016
Joinery firm overlooked consideration of window opening risk

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WINDOW INSTALLATION WORK PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 5th February 2016
HSE warning to those who “under quote” at expense of safety

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM IGNORED SAFETY STANDARD

Posted on 28th January 2016
Workman fell in absence of guard rails and fall arrest system

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FIRMS FINED AFTER WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL

Posted on 19th January 2016
Principal Contractor in dock with contractor partners

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WORKER FELL AT FORMWORK LEADING EDGE

Posted on 31st December 2015
Unsafe method of work used for formwork installation

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DEMOLITION WORKER FELL FROM TOWER SCAFFOLD

Posted on 2nd December 2015
Falling cable tray knocked workman from inadequate tower

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“NO” PREVENTION BY SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR

Posted on 16th November 2015
Fall of 9m leaves scaffolder with life-changing injuries

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‘HEAD IN THE SAND’ PROVES A COSTLY TACTIC

Posted on 6th November 2015
Ignoring regulator letters and notices ends in court and fine

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HORRIFIC INJURIES FROM FALL ON DOMESTIC PROJECT

Posted on 2nd November 2015
Injured workman likely to reside in care for the rest life

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BUILDING MAINTENANCE FIRM FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 1st October 2015
Workman slipped and fell from roof of domestic property

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FIRM GIVEN TIME TO PAY LARGE FINE IN TRANCHES

Posted on 7th September 2015
Young worker died during ‘bombing’ of material from scaffold

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DEFECTIVE TOWER CAUSED ROOF WORKER FATALITY

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Damaged decking failed and workman fell to his death

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LOFT CONVERSION FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FATALITY

Posted on 27th July 2015
Workman ‘catapulted’ to his death over the scaffold handrail

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DEVELOPER FINED AS CDM PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Posted on 30th June 2015
Failure to appoint PC lands CDM client in court with contractor

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DOMESTIC ROOFLINE INSTALLER FAILED TO PLAN

Posted on 22nd June 2015
Platform not installed in accordance with manufacturer rules

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WORKMEN INJURED DISMANTLING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 26th February 2015
Lack of training and skills to dismantle safely triggers fine

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINE FOLLOWS WHISTLEBLOWING

Posted on 23rd February 2015
Concerned member of public provided images of danger to HSE

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THREE FIRMS FAILED TO PREVENT FATAL FALL

Posted on 9th February 2015
Health and Safety Plan and implementation fell short of the mark

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CLADDING FIRM ERRS WITH ASBESTOS & FALL OFFENCES

Posted on 9th February 2015
Roof level AIB removed without license and fall protection

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TOWER NOT SECURE FROM ACCESS BY THE VULNERABLE

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Contractor fined after hospital patient gains access to site scaffold

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SERIAL NON-COMPLIANCE CATCHES CONTRACTOR

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Firm prosecuted after Prohibition Notices near double figures

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UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK POSED 9M FALL RISK

Posted on 11th January 2015
Firm failed to implement own risk assessment findings

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SCAFFOLDING ‘RIDDLED’ WITH DANGEROUS FAULTS

Posted on 9th January 2015
Worker and public lives put at risk over a number on months

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BUILDER CAUGHT SHORT TWICE IN FIVE DAYS

Posted on 15th December 2014

Failure to heed HSE advice prompts preemptive prosecution

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FIRM LACKED COMPETENT SAFETY MANAGMENT

Posted on 11th December 2014
Fall followed failure to implement risk assessment findings

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APPALLING STANDARDS AND SHOCKING DISREGARD

Posted on 11th December 2014
Company and director held to account for non-existent management

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CLIENT AND OTHERS IN COURT OVER SITE FATALITY

Posted on 5th December 2014
Roofworker slipped to his death under inadequate edge protection

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HEFTY FINE FOR CONTRACTOR ‘SHOPPED’ BY CLIENT

Posted on 3rd December 2014
Domestic client concern prompted call to HSE and prosecution

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HOUSEBUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 1st December 2014
Fall from landing leaves plasterer with broken back

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HSE LOSE PATIENCE WITH SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 1st December 2014
Three strikes and out ends in prosecution and £10k fine

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HSE BASEMENT ‘BLITZ’ CATCHES CONTRACTOR

Posted on 21st November 2014
Catalogue of failings prompts pre-emptive prosecution

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