Archive for the ‘Construction deaths’ category

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Rigger dies while erecting fall arrest lines

21 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Rigger dies while erecting fall arrest lines

A rigger has been killed after falling while installing fall rest lines on pylons, Bilfinger Industrial Services (UK) Limited has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon. Vincent John Richards, 49, from Walsall was installing fall arrest lines for painters to use on the pylon at […]

Retired mechanic dies in fall through roof light

15 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Retired mechanic dies in fall through roof light

A company, its director, and a self-employed contractor have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after Terry Lewis (a 65 year old retired mechanic) was fatally injured by falling through a roof light. Warrington Crown Court heard how on 11 June 2013, Terry Lewis was working with his friend, Leigh Bakewell. They […]