Posts tagged ‘Construction deaths’
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 killed on road by passing car

4 December 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed on road by passing car

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has today been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard how the 48-year old employee was working with colleagues to repair roads in Tiverton, Devon on 29 January 2013 when he sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a […]

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 […]