Archive for the ‘Construction deaths’ category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

43 construction workers died in UK last year

6 July 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on 43 construction workers died in UK last year

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today has been revealed that Forty three workers died in construction, the same as the average for the previous five years. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures […]

Worker killed after fall through skylight on roof

3 July 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed after fall through skylight on roof

Two companies based in Northamptonshire have been fined after a worker died following a fall through a roof. Northampton Crown Court heard how an employee of A-Lift Crane Hire Limited, who had been hired by Premier Roofing Systems Limited to provide them with a crane to lift roofing sheets onto a factory roof at Virani […]

Man dies after dumper truck injury on David Wilson Homes site

1 June 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Man dies after dumper truck injury on David Wilson Homes site

A Chippenham man has died after being injured by a dumper truck in Cirencester east Gloucestershire. The 29-year-old construction worker, who has been named as Shaun Carter, is understood to have died after falling off the vehicle at the construction by Kingshill Lane, next to Corinium Via estate, yesterday afternoon at about 4pm. Paramedics Police […]

Worker dies in fall from roof

5 May 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Worker dies in fall from roof

A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building. Birmingham Crown Court heard how H20 Plumbing Services Limited were contracted to carry out repairs to two motor rooms situated on the roof of a building on Hagley Road, Birmingham. Two workers […]