• Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data

    FATALITY: ONE MAN DIES AND SECOND CRITICAL

    Workmen fall through roof in two incidents on same site only hours apart

    It has been reported by the Manchester Evening News (MEN) that one workman has died and a second man is in a critical condition after both men fell 7m through the same roof in separate incidents on Tuesday 21 January.

    The deceased workman has been named as Scott Harrower, aged 42, who is believed to be from Scotland.

    Mr Harrower was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital with serious head and body injuries but later died. Police confirmed his family has been informed. His workmate, who has not been named, remains in a serious but stable condition at Wythenshawe Hospital.

    Police and paramedics were called to the site in Stockport at 9.15am and again at 3.50pm. Both men are believed to have fallen through the same section of roof into the building.

    The work is understood to have involved dismantling two units previously occupied by a furnishings company.

    The MEN reports that the estate is managed by the Brookhouse Group on behalf of the owners and that Rochdale-based C Smith and Sons are carrying out the work.

    A joint police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) probe is underway to establish the full circumstances. In a statement police said:

    “At 9.15am on Tuesday, police were called following reports a 45-year-old work man had fallen from a roof on Manchester Road, Heaton Norris. Officers attended and he was taken to hospital suffering serious injuries. He is currently in a serious but stable condition.

    At 3.55pm on the same day, police were called back to the same address after a 42-year-old man fell from the roof. He sustained serious injuries and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

    A joint investigation has now been launched between the police and the Health and Safety Executive to establish what happened.”

    An HSE spokesman told the MEN:

    “We are carrying out a joint investigation with Greater Manchester Police into two separate incidents at the same site in Heaton Norris where two workers fell through the roof of a former retail unit.”

    The HSE were unable to confirm the nature of the roof material. In December 2013 HSE issued a safety alert regarding falls through roofs following two incidents in London.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

    CONTRACTOR FAILED TO REPLACE MISSING PROTECTION

    Painter and decorator fractured hip in fall from landing

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th February 2020

    RISK OF DERMATITIS SUFFICIENT FOR PROSECUTION

    Company failed to implement controls and surveillance required by COSHH

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th February 2020

    COSHH FAILINGS CAUSE ASTHMA AND PROVE COSTLY

    Uncontrolled exposure to isocyanates during paint spraying operations

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th February 2020

    POLICE EMPLOYEE SHOCKED BY DATA CABLE WORK

    South Wales Force fined over electric shock from ceiling void cable

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th February 2020

    COLLAPSE OF PUMP SET TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Unsafe system of work transferring from pallet to a raised platform

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th February 2020

    MODIFIED PODIUM STEPS CAUSE FALL FROM HEIGHT

    Firm failed to select and correctly assemble with necessary training

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th February 2020

    SCHOOL LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR ROOF RETRIEVAL

    Workman fell from roof whilst retrieving shoe of pupil

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th February 2020

    ARM OF WORKMAN AMPUTATED IN CONVEYOR

    Major construction materials supplier fined heavily over unsafe system

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th February 2020

    CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT GUARDING BREACHED

    Sections of machinery perimeter safety fencing missing for months

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th February 2020

    FATAL FUEL TANK EXPLOSION DURING CUTTING

    Companies failed to meet known, established and clear standards

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 10th February 2020

    FIRMS FINED HEAVILY OVER STUDENT FIRE RISK

    Senior fire officers found “blatant disregard” for law and resident safety

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 3rd February 2020

    ROOFER SURVIVED OVER 6M FALL FROM ROOF EDGE

    Replacement of asbestos cement roof lacked proper planning

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 3rd February 2020

    CLIENT & BUILDER ACCOUNT FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

    Asbestos survey identified ACMs which were removed without controls

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 30th January 2020

    UNSAFE USE OF SKIP LIFTER CAUSED FATALITY

    Fork lift being lifted on to vehicle fell when winch wire failed under load

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 30th January 2020

    HSE CONVICTIONS DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online HSE register of prosecution convictions and notices

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 30th January 2020

    OVERHEAD CABLE STRUCK BY TIPPER TRUCK

    Company failed to report strike to HSE and take action on earlier incident

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 30th January 2020

    CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

    Survey absent and asbestos awareness training not provided

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 30th January 2020

    HSE TO OVERSEE NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGIME

    Government to deliver biggest change in building safety for a generation

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 21st January 2020

    CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

    Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 15th January 2020

    WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY CONCRETE BEAM

    Lifting operation not properly planned, managed and supervised

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 15th January 2020

    TREE FELLING OPERATIONS LACKED DEFINED COMMS

    Workman struck by falling tree inside “normal” exclusion zone

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th January 2020

    CONTRACTOR ARRESTED OVER WELFARE FAILINGS

    Recalcitrant sole trader failed to attend court hearing

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th January 2020

    MAJOR DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED £500,000

    Collapse of concrete slab caused death of worker and excavator fall

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th January 2020

    FALL FROM LADDER WHILST CARRYING BUCKET

    Contractor failed to provide basic safe lifting aids

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th January 2020

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

    Director given suspended jail term and company fined £60,000

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 14th January 2020
  • Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data