Archive for the ‘Accidents in constuction’ category

Groundworker trapped in trench by concrete slab

7 April 2018 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Groundworker trapped in trench by concrete slab

A construction company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, in September 2016, a 48-year-old employee of K. D. S. Construction Company Ltd was working in a 2-metre-deep excavation when he was struck on the head and pinned down by a large segment of […]

Firm and sub-contractor fined after worker falls from height

26 February 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Firm and sub-contractor fined after worker falls from height

Advanced Industrial Roofing and Cladding Solutions Limited (AIRCSL) and Stephen Bell have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile skylight while carrying out work on a roof. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how AIRCSL and Stephen Bell had been in the process of installing a new industrial roof over the existing asbestos cement roof, […]

Worker killer after fall from 6 meters

23 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Worker killer after fall from 6 meters

A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of C & R Construction (SW) Ltd suffered fatal injuries after falling whilst carrying out work installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Employee died following a fall through a skylight

16 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Employee died following a fall through a skylight

A company has been fined after an employee died following a fall through a skylight. Leicester Crown Court heard how the deceased was working with another employee on the roof, re-siting a heater and new chimney flue, when the incident occurred. He suffered severe injuries and died from these injuries approximately 6 months later. An […]

Worker fatally crushed between digger and dumper

11 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Worker fatally crushed between digger and dumper

A civil engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after father of three Darren Richardson suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard in December 2014 RMB Contractors Ltd were working on laying a new concrete slab at Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Claywheels Lane, Sheffield. During ground preparation an old cable duct had to be […]

Worker killed on road by passing car

4 December 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed on road by passing car

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has today been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard how the 48-year old employee was working with colleagues to repair roads in Tiverton, Devon on 29 January 2013 when he sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a […]

Howdens joinery fined 1.2m after death of driver

23 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Howdens joinery fined 1.2m after death of driver

A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has today been fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises. Carlisle Crown Court heard how Richard Brown, an agency driver, was delivering kitchen worktops to a Howden Joinery Ltd site in Workington when he […]

Worker seriously burned after striking cables

14 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker seriously burned after striking cables

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

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

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 […]