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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 […]

Scaffold collapse narrowly misses office worker

11 August 2017 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Scaffold collapse narrowly misses office worker

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A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited (SDSRL) had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park, Wallisdown, Poole to provide edge protection for work to […]

67 die in China scaffold collapse

23 November 2016 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on 67 die in China scaffold collapse

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67 people have been killed and many more injured at a power plant in China during construction works, the latest deadly number of industrial accident the country which has poor safety standards for workers. A crane collapsed at the power plant’s cooling tower under construction in eastern China’s Jiangxi province Thursday morning. Virtually all of […]

High winds bring down scaffolding

8 December 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on High winds bring down scaffolding

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High winds have caused a 42 meters of scaffolding to topple onto parked cars in North Staffordshire on 6/12/15 in which six cars have been damaged. The incident in North Staffordshire in the town of Loggerheads happened when the district was battered by high winds and bad weather. Reports of a scaffold collapse were made […]

Scaffolding firm fined for death of employee

16 October 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Scaffolding firm fined for death of employee

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Kings Scaffolding admitted responsibility for the death of a employee who fell while working on the roof of its Netherley headquarters. The Scaffolding company pleaded guilty to the corporate manslaughter of Adrian Smith on September 13, 2012. The 43-year-old Liverpool dad died after an incident at the firm’s headquarters at Wheathill Industrial Estate in Holt […]

Scaffold collapse at West London office block

30 September 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Scaffold collapse at West London office block

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A large Scaffold has collapsed in London at an apartment block in Station road,  the scaffold as seen below came down on 30/9/15 at 12.53 on one was injured in the incident . One of the eye witnesses  said it was a miracle that nobody was injured when the 40m section of double lift facade […]

Scaffolders safety failings captured by passer by and sent to HSE

17 September 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Scaffolders safety failings captured by passer by and sent to HSE

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Watch the video filmed by a passer by who was concerned enough to film and send the clip to HSE the scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street. Greg Pearson, from Enfield, trading as ‘Pearsons Scaffolding’, was prosecuted by the Health […]

Overloaded Scaffolding Truck tips over in china

29 July 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on Overloaded Scaffolding Truck tips over in china

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Some one seriously should have a word with this numpty see how overloaded this scaffold truck is

HSE Safety Alert Issued – Scaffolding-Extendable Loading Bay Gates

24 July 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - Comments Off on HSE Safety Alert Issued – Scaffolding-Extendable Loading Bay Gates

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Introduction: HSE has become aware that a number of manufacturers/suppliers are marketing an extendable scaffold loading bay gate that does not satisfy legal requirements or applicable standards when in some configurations. When extended the loading bay gate, which forms part of the edge protection on a scaffold, is not robust enough to fulfil this function […]

Drop test of steel Vrs timber scaffold boards

11 July 2015 - Scaffolding - admin - 2 Comments

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The video shows a test carried out by by PCP Gratings, and shows the impact damage when a 100kg load is dropped from 2500mm firstly on metal scaffold and then on standard timer boards, the transoms are at 1200mm centers the results are shocking.


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