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    CONTRACTOR FAILED TO REPLACE MISSING PROTECTION

    Painter and decorator fractured hip in fall from landing

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RISK OF DERMATITIS SUFFICIENT FOR PROSECUTION

    Company failed to implement controls and surveillance required by COSHH

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COSHH FAILINGS CAUSE ASTHMA AND PROVE COSTLY

    Uncontrolled exposure to isocyanates during paint spraying operations

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POLICE EMPLOYEE SHOCKED BY DATA CABLE WORK

    South Wales Force fined over electric shock from ceiling void cable

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COLLAPSE OF PUMP SET TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Unsafe system of work transferring from pallet to a raised platform

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MODIFIED PODIUM STEPS CAUSE FALL FROM HEIGHT

    Firm failed to select and correctly assemble with necessary training

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    Updated on 14th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCHOOL LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR ROOF RETRIEVAL

    Workman fell from roof whilst retrieving shoe of pupil

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    Updated on 11th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ARM OF WORKMAN AMPUTATED IN CONVEYOR

    Major construction materials supplier fined heavily over unsafe system

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    Updated on 11th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT GUARDING BREACHED

    Sections of machinery perimeter safety fencing missing for months

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    Updated on 11th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FATAL FUEL TANK EXPLOSION DURING CUTTING

    Companies failed to meet known, established and clear standards

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    Updated on 10th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRMS FINED HEAVILY OVER STUDENT FIRE RISK

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

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    Updated on 3rd February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ROOFER SURVIVED OVER 6M FALL FROM ROOF EDGE

    Replacement of asbestos cement roof lacked proper planning

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    Updated on 3rd February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT & BUILDER ACCOUNT FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

    Asbestos survey identified ACMs which were removed without controls

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    Updated on 30th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNSAFE USE OF SKIP LIFTER CAUSED FATALITY

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

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    Updated on 30th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE CONVICTIONS DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

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    Updated on 30th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    OVERHEAD CABLE STRUCK BY TIPPER TRUCK

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

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    Updated on 30th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

    Survey absent and asbestos awareness training not provided

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    Updated on 30th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE TO OVERSEE NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGIME

    Government to deliver biggest change in building safety for a generation

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    Updated on 21st January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

    Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

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    Updated on 15th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY CONCRETE BEAM

    Lifting operation not properly planned, managed and supervised

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    Updated on 15th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TREE FELLING OPERATIONS LACKED DEFINED COMMS

    Workman struck by falling tree inside “normal” exclusion zone

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTOR ARRESTED OVER WELFARE FAILINGS

    Recalcitrant sole trader failed to attend court hearing

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED £500,000

    Collapse of concrete slab caused death of worker and excavator fall

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL FROM LADDER WHILST CARRYING BUCKET

    Contractor failed to provide basic safe lifting aids

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

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

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEVELOPER FAILED TO PLAN AND CHECK COMPETENCE

    Fall caused by ad-hoc working methods and lack of monitoring

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CYLINDER LEAK TEST CAUSED FATAL INJURIES

    Corrosion inhibitor triggered failure and shrapnel ejection

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL OUR READERS

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    Updated on 20th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOLLOWS ROUTINE HSE SPOT CHECK

    Director of a roofing firm handed a suspended prison sentence

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    Updated on 19th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TEENAGER FELL 3M DURING BLOCK AND BEAM WORK

    Workers uninstructed and left to devise own safe system of work

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    Updated on 19th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PARCEL CARRIER FINED HEAVILY OVER FLT INCIDENT

    Reversing fork lift lacked segregation from pedestrians

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

    CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR OPENING FALL

    Thorough risk assessment and edge protection were both inadequate

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

    THREE WORKERS “CARRIED ALONG” IN SEWER INCIDENT

    Mentally affected and one man treated for long-term traumatic stress

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    Updated on 11th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SOLAR FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER DEATH

    Brother of business owner died in fall during panel installation

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

    DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR ASBESTOS RISK

    HSE refurbishment campaign inspection revealed asbestos offences

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

    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

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