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Site worker dies from carbon monoxide in mobile digs

25 October 2016 - Deaths in construction, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Site worker dies from carbon monoxide in mobile digs

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A Nottingham based company has been fined after a worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while using an accommodation unit. Southwark Crown Court heard that the father of three from Nottingham was carrying out pile testing for Non Destructive Testing Services Limited at a construction site in Brixton, London on 29 May 2012. The accommodation unit he was […]

Remaining Didcott boiler towers demolished

16 July 2016 - Deaths in construction, Demolition - admin - 1 Comment

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The remaining boiler towers have now been demolished at 6am this morning after a long and drawn out procedure after the initial accident that saw four men killed by the partial collapse of the power station in February which left three men still buried at the site. The families of the men have campaigned to […]

Didcot A to be blown down to resume search of missing workers

11 July 2016 - Deaths in construction, Demolition - admin - Comments Off on Didcot A to be blown down to resume search of missing workers

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The remaining boiler house at Didcot plant A will be blown down so the search can be resumed for of the bodies of the three men remaining buried at the site. Part of the main boiler house unexpectedly partially collapsed killing four men working for demolition contractor Coleman and Company in February as reported by nationaltradesmen.co.uk […]

Coleman and Company replaced on Didcot site by Brown and Mason

2 May 2016 - Deaths in construction, Demolition - admin - Comments Off on Coleman and Company replaced on Didcot site by Brown and Mason

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With tensions still high at the Didcot site where one man was killed and three are still missing following the boiler house collapse in February demolition news has reported that the current contractor Coleman and company are to be replaced it is not known why at the moment. Relatives and fellow construction workers including many […]

Banks man killed by boom of crane on new Queensferry Crossing on the Forth

28 April 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Deaths in construction - admin - Comments Off on Banks man killed by boom of crane on new Queensferry Crossing on the Forth

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A 60-year-old construction worker has been killed after being hit by the boom of crane he was directing on the Queensferry Crossing project in Scotland. The ongoing dangers in the construction industry have been tragically highlighted today (April 28th) following the death of a work on the New Queensferry Crossing on the Forth. It is understood […]

6 years in jail for demolition boss after fatal fall

10 April 2016 - Deaths in construction, Demolition - admin - Comments Off on 6 years in jail for demolition boss after fatal fall

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Two building firm directors have been jailed after a workman plunged from a roof and died The death of Scott Harrower, 42, was the second serious workplace accident to occur on January 22, 2014, at the former Carpet Right building in Heaton Norris, Stockport. Hours before Mr Harrower suffered fatal injuries in the 25ft fall, […]

Worker killed after re-bar falls from mobile crane

16 February 2016 - Deaths in construction - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed after re-bar falls from mobile crane

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Eighteen sheets of reinforced wire mesh weighing five tonnes fell from a crane onto the worker while being lifted from truck to site. A construction worker was crushed to death when five tonnes of steel crashed down on top of him at a £2m riverside home in Weybridge it is thought that one of the […]

Worker dies on Third Don Bridge construction

13 January 2016 - Deaths in construction - admin - Comments Off on Worker dies on Third Don Bridge construction

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A construction worker has been killed on the Third Don bridge the emergency services were called to the site around 4.45pm. Balfour Beatty is main contractor on the £18m project to build a 90 metre bridge over the River Don. A Balfour Beatty spokesperson commented saying: “Yesterday afternoon, a colleague working on the Third Don […]

Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

31 July 2015 - Accidents in constuction, Deaths in construction - admin - Comments Off on Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

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A Glasgow scaffolding firm has been fined after a roof worker fell nearly six metres to his death. James Baillie, 53, suffered serious head injuries after he fell through a scaffold tower deck whilst carrying out roof work at a two storey domestic property in Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire on 22 September 2011. He died from […]

Two men killed in blast at digger bucket maker

13 July 2015 - Deaths in construction - admin - Comments Off on Two men killed in blast at digger bucket maker

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A large explosion has killed two me at a digger bucket makers in Norfolk on Monday morning the blast at Harford Attachment’s plant in Hellesdon where the firm makes excavator buckets and quick hitches for the construction industry. Norfolk Police said: “Two men, one aged in his 50s and the other in his 20s, were sadly […]


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