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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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BASEMENT ‘NUISANCE BUSTERS’ LAUNCHED IN LONDON

Posted on 12th September 2016
Levy will pay for protection from noise, dust and traffic impact

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR TO FOCUS ON FATAL RISKS

Posted on 17th August 2016
Laing O’Rourke rolls out radical ‘Safety Differently’ approach

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FIRM FINED £100K OVER PUBLIC ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd August 2016
Home improvement project exposed family to asbestos danger

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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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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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HGV CAMERA SYSTEMS SAFE LIVES AND COSTS

Posted on 17th February 2016
Supplier to major utilities company invests in safety for cyclists

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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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BUS AND PASSERS-BY STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 10th December 2015
Untied and sheeted scaffolding collapsed on busy street

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CSCS CARD FRAUD UNDERMINES CONFIDENCE

Posted on 22nd October 2015
BBC exposes test centres rigging construction health and safety tests

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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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COUNCIL FAILED TO ENSURE STABLE HOARDING

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

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LONDON EXPLODING PAVEMENTS ON THE RISE

Posted on 24th August 2015
Eighty fires in last five years with forty incidents in 2014

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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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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE CAUGHT ON FILM

Posted on 5th August 2015
Two cranes collapse injuring twenty on project in Holland

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FATALITY: CHILD FOUND ON BUILDING SITE

Posted on 28th July 2015
Death follows earlier attempts by children to breach security

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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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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD FALL ON DOUBLE DECKER BUS

Posted on 4th March 2015
High street pavement scaffold ‘held up’ by passing London bus

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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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INCIDENT: BOLT FALLS FROM CITY ‘CHEESEGRATER’

Posted on 6th November 2014
Full investigation underway as safety cordon created around structure

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INCIDENT: COLLAPSED HOARDING ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 26th September 2014
Pedestrians seriously injured when “crushed” by site fencing    

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INCIDENT: BUS COLLIDES WITH CONSTRUCTION PLANT

Posted on 25th September 2014
Upper deck of bus damaged whilst passengers escape uninjured 

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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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DEMOLITION EXCLUSION ZONES OPEN FOR COMMENT

Posted on 6th August 2014
NFDC seek feedback on Guidance Note now available online

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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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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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CDM EXEMPT FROM SELF-EMPLOYED EXEMPTION!

Posted on 8th July 2014
hselogo1Plans to exempt self-employed people from health and safety law

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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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WEBSITE TO IMPROVE VUNERABLE ROAD USER SAFETY

Posted on 17th June 2014
Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) goes on-line

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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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DRAMATIC VIDEO OF VEHICLE EXPLOSION IN LEEDS

Posted on 16th June 2014
Demolition group acetylene gas cylinder involved in van blaze

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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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CPS DROP CHILD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

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

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INCIDENT: PLANT IN TRANSIT INJURES ROAD USER

Posted on 14th April 2014
Three excavators topple onto vehicle from low loader

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ROAD USER PROSECUTED OVER ROAD WORKER DEATH

Posted on 8th April 2014
Driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving

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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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INVESTIGATION INTO DOOR DOUBLE FATALITY ONGOING

Posted on 10th February 2014
Police and HSE continue to explore cause of catastrophic door collapse

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‘UNSAFE’ CONSTRUCTION LORRIES FACE LONDON BAN

Posted on 31st January 2014
Mayor links with Councils to impose “simple and comprehensive” ban

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL: CHILD FELL FROM WALKWAY

Posted on 28th January 2014
Jury hears of death after removal of panel during maintenance

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INCIDENT: CRANE JIB FAILS DURING STORM

Posted on 27th January 2014
Collapse of tower crane jib on new Croydon tower block

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOTEL PROJECT

Posted on 23rd January 2014
‘Quiet drink’ in public house brought to rapid halt by falling mobile

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