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    BULK BAG COLLAPSE CAUSED BY UNSAFE STACKING

    Bulk bag collapsed onto workman when struck by fork lift

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    INTERLOCKED GUARD NOT WORKING TO ISOLATE POWER

    Two workmen seriously injured when plant started unexpectedly

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STREET FURNITURE RISK TO PUBLIC FINED £1.4M

    Council prosecuted following injury to child playing on hinged bollard

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMEN SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS FROM CABLE STRIKE

    Assessment and system of work failed to appreciate electrical risk

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    Updated on 29th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LADDERS WERE INAPPROPRIATE FOR WORK ON ROOF

    Workman paralysed after falling whilst installing roof ladder

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    Updated on 28th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE EXHAUST VENTILATION

    HSE enforcement notices on wood dust and welding fume ignored

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    Updated on 27th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR BARRED FROM OFFICE

    Dangerous telehandler used despite earlier fatality and enforcement

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    Updated on 25th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR HID UNSAFE WORKING PRACTICES FROM HSE

    Workers exposed to sprayed paints containing asthma causing isocyantes

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    Updated on 25th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOR CONTRACTOR CAUSING GAS RISK

    Roofer sentenced after work caused carbon monoxide release

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNSTABLE STAIRCASE COLLAPSE DURING REFURB WORK

    Workman not informed of staircase hazard suffered serious injury

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNUSED SEAT BELT WAS “COMMON PRACTICE” ON SITE

    Overturning dumper truck caused death of operators at spoil heap

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SELECTED NEWS POSTED RECENTLY ON TWITTER

    PP Construction Safety logo and link to home page [1]Links to other construction health and safety related news reports

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    Updated on 18th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE LOOK TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR CDM SUPPORT

    Council Inspectors focus on CDM client duties – asbestos, fragility and RCS

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VERBAL WARNING OF DANGER IS NO DEFENCE

    Hand of female worker entangled in modified metal drilling rig

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSES 50% BURNS

    Workman seriously injured using hand-held breaker to excavate post holes

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE WELDING FUME REVISED GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    New research evidence on cancer link prompts revision on welding fume

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VIBRATION MANAGEMENT FAILINGS FINED £600,000

    Vital health surveillance, tool replacement and management found wanting

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, HAND ARM VIBRATION, havs, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 31st October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

    Demolition undertaken without surveys and effective safety precautions

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    Updated on 28th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BY-PASSING MACHINE INTERLOCK FINED £1.275 MILLION

    Trapped key safety system failed to prevent access to conveyor danger

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

    Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

    Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

    Fragile roof dangers not assessed and properly controlled

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE RISK REDUCTION THROUGH DESIGN AWARD

    Regulator seeks to promote hazard avoidance and risk minimisation

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

    Checks for presence of asbestos not undertaken prior to refurbishment

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND JAILED AS EMPLOYEE

    Workman fatally injured when crushed between bucket and wall

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDING MATERIALS FIRM FINED OVER FATALITY

    Failure to effectively isolated power to machinery caused death of engineer

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CUSTOM AND PRACTICE CAUSED EXPLOSION DEATHS

    Electrical accumulator explosion claims the lives of two engineers

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REBAR FELL DURING TANDEM FLT LIFTING OP

    Workman seriously injured during improperly planned and executed lift

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED AFTER FINGER OF TRAINEE SEVERED

    Young worker injured hand working on unguarded rip saw

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    Updated on 8th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

    Contractor failed to provide collective edge protection or fall arrest

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    Updated on 7th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DRIVER UNDER TRAINING CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER

    Court sentences company director to unpaid work community order

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR IN DOCK OVER FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Roofing contractor and director failed to plan and manage falls risk

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE START PROJECT HEALTH RISK INTERVENTIONS

    Regulator set to check health risks assessed and controls in place

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    AIF NATIONAL WORKING AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    HSE Construction Head to speak at Access Industry Forum conference

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW HSE HAVS CALCULATOR TO HELP CONTROL RISK

    New calculator includes “cautious estimates” for common tools

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTOR OVER LORRY CRANE DEFECTS

    Operator impaled on dangerous and uninspected lifting appliance

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STEEL PIPE FALL TRIGGERS FREAK CAUSE OF DEATH

    Wooden bearer sent flying by pipe struck workman on head

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    Updated on 16th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FATAL FALL FROM INSECURE SCAFFOLD LADDER

    Scaffold erected by unqualified and incompetent person

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    Updated on 16th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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