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Worker seriously burned after striking cables

14 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - No Comments

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A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in February 2016 an employee was excavating the ground at a site on Spare Lease Hill in Loughton, Essex. He struck an electrical cable and was set on fire. He […]

Builder fined for workers fall from height

31 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Builder fined for workers fall from height

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A builder has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height from a scaffold. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 22 April 2017, a worker for Nicholas Lawrence Birkin fell five metres from scaffolding at a construction site in Heanor, Derbyshire. He suffered deep lacerations to his face which required 40 […]

Demo firm fined £150000 after worker loses arm

26 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Demo firm fined £150000 after worker loses arm

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A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders. Liverpool Crown Court heard how an employee of S. Evans and Sons Limited was injured when the managing director, who was operating machinery to stack the girders, dropped one […]

Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

25 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

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A builder was sentenced today after three workers, including a father and son, fell almost five metres when a work platform became disconnected from a telehandler. Hull Magistrates’ Court heard that on 1 December 2015, Mr Jeremy Waudby was hired to construct a new chicken shed at Argham Fields Farm, Burton Fleming Driffield. He subcontracted […]

Worker falls two meters into basement

20 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker falls two meters into basement

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A sole trader from London has today been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell […]

Two Laing O’Rourke companies fined £3.8m after worker death

18 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Two Laing O’Rourke companies fined £3.8m after worker death

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A worker has lost their life after serious safety failings at a concrete production plant the companies were fined a total of £3.8m after a worker was crushed to death at its concrete products factory in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Two Laing O’Rourke companies have been fined a total of £3.8m after a worker was crushed to death […]

Worker fractures back after fall through roof

16 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker fractures back after fall through roof

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Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, a Darlington based roofing company was sentenced today after an employee suffered a fracture to his back requiring surgery. Newcastle Crown Court heard the injured person, Mr Stephen Merryweather, an employee of Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, was in the process of fitting new plywood boards over the top of existing wood […]

Scaffolder loses hands and feet after striking power line

9 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Scaffolder loses hands and feet after striking power line

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A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV overhead power lines. The father of five received an electric shock which led to the […]

Foreman and developer jailed after carpenter death

18 September 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Foreman and developer jailed after carpenter death

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Foreman Grant Oakes, 46 and company director Michael Holland, 69, had denied a charge each of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with the death of 55-year-old carpenter David Clark. Clark died on October 28, 2014, after falling through a gap in the first floor of a building he was working on at Stanmer Park stables […]

Worker killed on Bellway homes site in London

14 July 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed on Bellway homes site in London

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A worker has been killed at a Bellway homes site in River Gardens site in Greenwich, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene . A Met police spokesman told the Standard: “Police were called at around 17:25 on 11 July to a seriously injured man on a construction site in Christchurch Way, SE10.” “Police […]


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