Archive for the ‘Construction deaths’ category

Worker killed on Bellway homes site in London

14 July 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - No Comments

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Window fitter dies after fall from ladder

10 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Window fitter dies after fall from ladder

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A Southampton window installation company has been fined after a worker suffered fatal head injuries following a fall from a ladder. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how Mark Taylor, 48, a window fitter from Southampton, was helping in the installation of UPVC windows at a 3 storey house in Brighton on the 10 September 2014. He […]

Carpenter dies and steelfixer seriously injured after platform collapse

3 November 2016 - Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Carpenter dies and steelfixer seriously injured after platform collapse

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A worker died and two others were badly injured at a construction site in Putney, when a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 29 October 2012, a carpenter and a steel-fixer had been standing on a temporary wooden platform above a stairwell opening on the 9th floor of a construction site when the […]

Bam contractor dies on Scottish power site

30 October 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Bam contractor dies on Scottish power site

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A construction worker, working for BAM Nuttall has died after sustaining injuries at an electricity substation in Moray, Scotland on Friday. Health and safety inspectors are now investigating the circumstances of the incident, which occurred in Blackhillock substation at around 8.50am on Friday 28 October. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the circumstances of the […]

Banks man killed by tower crane load court hears

16 October 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Banks man killed by tower crane load court hears

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A building contractor has been fined after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane during a lifting operation in Colchester. Urban Summit Construction Ltd was the Principal Contractor on a construction site at King Edward Quay, Haven Road, Colchester, where 780 student accommodation apartments were being built. On 8 January […]

Worker killed after dumper overturned in Essex

3 October 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - 3 Comments

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A construction worker has been killed on a Rose Builders site in Manningtree Essex the man believed to be in his thirties was killed after a dumper truck overturned, the accident happened on Monday afternoon. Witnesses told ITV News Anglia that an air ambulance landed at the site where Rose Homes is building 150 houses. An East […]

Worker falls 5.5 meters to his death through skylight

28 July 2016 - Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Worker falls 5.5 meters to his death through skylight

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A company which manufactures signage and displays for high street retailer was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell to his death through a roof light. Richard Perry, 32, was working with a colleague covering roof lights with blackout vinyl in June 2014 at Whiteghyll Plastics Ltd. This was in an attempt to […]