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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 […]

Construction opperative worker seriously injured in wall collapse

20 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Construction opperative worker seriously injured in wall collapse

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A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have appeared in court after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site. The 53-year-old father of two from Salford was employed as a labourer at the site of a refurbishment project at Manchester One, Portland Street Manchester when the incident occurred on 29 August 2014. […]

Man killed in explosion on former London petrol station site

17 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Man killed in explosion on former London petrol station site

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A man in his 50s died in an explosion at a construction site in north London, police have said emergency services, including the London air ambulance, were called to an “industrial incident” in Swain’s Lane, Highgate, just after 14:00 GMT. The site was once a petrol station and part of the demolition work required removing […]

Kier fined £400000 after worker fractures pelvis

15 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Kier fined £400000 after worker fractures pelvis

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Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of the building when he fell a distance of 3.95m to the floor below. The court heard no steps had been taken to […]

Worker seriously burnt on Amey site

10 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker seriously burnt on Amey site

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Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock and set him on fire. The man, who was an employee of […]

Balfour Beatty fined 240K after floor gives way under bricklayer

3 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Balfour Beatty fined 240K after floor gives way under bricklayer

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Balfour Beatty fined 240K after floor gives way under bricklayer after joists were not installed correctly. A construction company has been fined after flooring at a house-building development gave way, injuring a worker. Newcastle Crown Court heard how a worker was on the first floor of a new build domestic property when the floor gave […]

Two companies fined after basement collapse

9 December 2016 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Two companies fined after basement collapse

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Two London based construction companies were prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches on a double basement construction project. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that emergency services had been called to a property at Bathurst Mews, London, where excavation work to form a double basement was being carried out.  They […]


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