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VERBAL WARNING OF DANGER IS NO DEFENCE

Posted on 14th November 2019
Hand of female worker entangled in modified metal drilling rig

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UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSES 50% BURNS

Posted on 14th November 2019
Workman seriously injured using hand-held breaker to excavate post holes

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VIBRATION MANAGEMENT FAILINGS FINED £600,000

Posted on 14th November 2019
Vital health surveillance, tool replacement and management found wanting

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DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 28th October 2019
Demolition undertaken without surveys and effective safety precautions

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BY-PASSING MACHINE INTERLOCK FINED £1.275 MILLION

Posted on 24th October 2019
Trapped key safety system failed to prevent access to conveyor danger

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HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

Posted on 24th October 2019
Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

Posted on 24th October 2019
Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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WORKMAN FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 24th October 2019
Fragile roof dangers not assessed and properly controlled

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 18th October 2019
Checks for presence of asbestos not undertaken prior to refurbishment

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND JAILED AS EMPLOYEE

Posted on 18th October 2019
Workman fatally injured when crushed between bucket and wall

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BUILDING MATERIALS FIRM FINED OVER FATALITY

Posted on 10th October 2019
Failure to effectively isolated power to machinery caused death of engineer

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CUSTOM AND PRACTICE CAUSED EXPLOSION DEATHS

Posted on 10th October 2019
Electrical accumulator explosion claims the lives of two engineers

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REBAR FELL DURING TANDEM FLT LIFTING OP

Posted on 10th October 2019
Workman seriously injured during improperly planned and executed lift

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FIRM FINED AFTER FINGER OF TRAINEE SEVERED

Posted on 8th October 2019
Young worker injured hand working on unguarded rip saw

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Posted on 7th October 2019
Contractor failed to provide collective edge protection or fall arrest

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DRIVER UNDER TRAINING CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER

Posted on 30th September 2019
Court sentences company director to unpaid work community order

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DIRECTOR IN DOCK OVER FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 30th September 2019
Roofing contractor and director failed to plan and manage falls risk

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JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTOR OVER LORRY CRANE DEFECTS

Posted on 23rd September 2019
Operator impaled on dangerous and uninspected lifting appliance

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STEEL PIPE FALL TRIGGERS FREAK CAUSE OF DEATH

Posted on 16th September 2019
Wooden bearer sent flying by pipe struck workman on head

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FATAL FALL FROM INSECURE SCAFFOLD LADDER

Posted on 16th September 2019

Scaffold erected by unqualified and incompetent person

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FIRMS FAILED TO MONITOR SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 12th September 2019
Principal Contractor and specialist fined over fall through roof mesh

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ASSISTANCE FROM THIRD PARTY PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 12th September 2019
Contractor fined after non-employee loses fingers crushed by dozer

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CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

Posted on 12th September 2019
Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

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FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM LORRY BED

Posted on 10th September 2019
Serious injury after failure to provide suitable and clear instructions

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COUNCIL FINED £100k OVER VIBRATION FAILINGS

Posted on 10th September 2019
Excessive use of power tools uncontrolled and without health surveillance

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NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

Posted on 27th August 2019
HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

Posted on 9th August 2019
Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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SOLAR PANEL FIRM AWARE OF FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 9th August 2019
Workman suffered long-term injuries in 4m fall through rooflight

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HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

Posted on 9th August 2019
Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

Posted on 6th August 2019
Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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£1M FINE OVER DEATH CAUSED BY EXCAVATOR

Posted on 6th August 2019
Vehicle driver found guilty at trial alongside CDM Principal Contractor

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CHILD DIED WHILST PLAYING ON POWERED GATE

Posted on 6th August 2019
Lack of end stop caused gate to fall on 6 year old boy

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UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

Posted on 6th August 2019
Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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COMPLETE FAILURE TO RECOGNISE HAVS RISK

Posted on 6th August 2019
Specialist drilling company and director sentenced over HAVS danger

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PC AND TWO OTHERS FAILED TO ASSESS WIND EFFECT

Posted on 30th July 2019
Fall of director from roof caused by ‘Storm Doris’ gust

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MAJOR FIRM FINED £400k OVER LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 28th July 2019
Fitter loses four fingers as load slides and falls to the ground

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NEW HOMES LEFT IN DANGEROUS CONDITION

Posted on 28th July 2019
Fined for unsafe gas work causing fires at housing development

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FIRM FINED £1M OVER EXPLOSION DURING CLEANING

Posted on 25th July 2019
Tank cleaning operation caused burns as flammable vapours ignited

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YOUNG BRICKLAYER FELL THROUGH OPEN STAIRWAY

Posted on 25th July 2019
Firm fined over failure to install fall protection around opening

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FLAT ROOF FAILED UNDER WEIGHT OF WORKMAN

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Confusion over fragility proves costly for worker and business

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FALL FROM TREE

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Untrained workers using chain saw engaged to fell large sycamore

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LANDLORD PUT PUBLIC AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Powered jet washing of asbestos cement sheets caused spread

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WORKMAN FELL FROM SUSPENDED ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Health Board and maintenance firm director prosecuted

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FIRM FAILED TO COMPLY WITH SITE WELFARE NOTICE

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Basic welfare requirements found wanting for second time

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PRISON TERM OVER POORLY GUARDED CIRCULAR SAW

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Workman lost three fingers using machine without guard and riving knife

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COMPANY IGNORED HSE ON SILICA DUST ACTION

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Worktop manufacturer failed to control dust and manage ventilation

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ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT SURVEY OR CONTROLS

Posted on 15th July 2019
Client fined over failure to commission refurb and demo survey

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UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION TRAPPED WORKMAN

Posted on 12th July 2019
Sling failure and inadequate lifting plan resulted in leg amputation

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILED ON FIRE AND FALLING

Posted on 11th July 2019
House builder fined after routine HSE site inspection

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FIRM FAILED TO ACT ON SILICA DUST RISK

Posted on 11th July 2019
Cutting of paving flags exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica

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