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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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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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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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SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

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

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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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WORKING PLATFORM FELL FROM TELEHANDLER

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

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

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

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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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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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£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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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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WORKMAN FELL DURING WELDING WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 31st July 2017
Ladder access to water tank top was insecure and slipped when used

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MANAGEMENT OF FORMWORK NOT UP TO THE MARK

Posted on 17th July 2017
Erector fell 3m after access scaffold board failed under load

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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

Posted on 25th June 2017
Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

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PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Posted on 9th June 2017
Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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FAILED HSE SITE INSPECTION ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 26th May 2017
Injury not required for accountability over poor safety standards

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WATER FIRM FINED £1.8M AFTER WORKER DROWNED

Posted on 24th April 2017
Workman fell through opening into sand filtration tank

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UTILITY COMPANY CONVICTED AFTER FALL

Posted on 28th March 2017
Workman died when fall protection lanyard accidentally severed

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PUBLIC ‘TIP OFF’ TO HSE LANDS PC IN THE DOCK

Posted on 23rd March 2017
Contractor fined £52,000 following HSE complaint investigation

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER OPENING FALL

Posted on 14th March 2017
Workman fell whilst installing fall protection holes in floor

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INSECURE DECKING LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 8th March 2017
Temporary works failure caused scaffolder to fall 4m through opening

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HOMES DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE INSPECTOR ADVICE

Posted on 27th February 2017
Firm fined after failure to act on regulator prohibition

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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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