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Posted 2 years ago

Demolition winner for vast Elizabeth House job

Construction Enquirer

Fierce competition for demolition package to pave way for new 31-storey tower at Waterloo

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Posted 2 years ago

£150m Manchester build to rent scheme approved

Construction Enquirer

AECOM construction arm Tishman will deliver 23 and 29 storey Portugal Street East scheme

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Posted 2 years ago

Robo cone layers to make life safer on road jobs

Construction Enquirer

Automatic cone laying machines could be on site by end of the year

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Posted 3 years ago

Yorkshire company fined after worker killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Leeds-based garden shed manufacturing company, Woodlands Homecare Ltd, was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 July 2012, the worker was pushing a trolley when he was struck by a side loader fork lift truck (FLT) that had been unloading a delivery wagon at the […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Woodwork company fined after persistent failure to guard and maintain equipment

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Ashwell Recycled Timber Products Limited has been fined following repeated failures to safely guard and maintain woodwork equipment used by their employees. Barkingside Magistrates’ Court heard how employees had been exposed to the risk of serious injury because their radial arm drill was not fitted with an effective telescopic guard or trip device, and the […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Council fined after obvious risk to employees ignored

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The national regulator for workplace health and safety has said Hull City Council failed to address the “obvious risk” of employees working on ice before a worker fell and suffered broken ribs while re-laying ice at The Hull Ice Arena. Hull Crown Court heard that on 30 August 2014 a worker was marking the lines […]

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Posted 3 years ago

HSE proud to fly Suffrage Flag over Buxton laboratory

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Britain’s regulator for workplace health and safety celebrated 100 years of votes for women by flying the women’s Suffrage Flag over its world leading laboratory in Buxton. On Monday 15 October 2018 HSE hosted the Suffrage Flag relay event, one of the UK Government celebrations to mark the 100 year anniversary of some women obtaining […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Steel fabricator fined after young construction worker falls from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North Devon-based steel fabricator has been sentenced after a young employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23rd August 2017, a 19-year old employed by Mark Dayment, trading as Langaton Steel Fabrications, was on his first day of working on a roof replacement project at a […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined after agency worker injured on waste conveyor

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A haulage and waste processing business has been fined after an agency worker’s hand was drawn into an in running nip on a waste sorting conveyor. Telford Magistrates Court heard how, on 27 September 2016, an 18-year-old agency worker was trying to clear a blockage beneath a waste conveyor belt. He reached in with his […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined for failing to recognise hand arm vibration risk

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

British Airways Avionic Engineering Limited has been fined for failing to assess the risk to workers from hand arm vibration. Cardiff Crown Court heard how people working at the company were exposed to vibration from use of a wet blasting cabinet and vibrating hand tools. It was not until late in 2013 that action was […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Companies plead guilty following 2011 refinery explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Before Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court, Valero Energy UK Limited and B & A Contracts Limited today pleaded guilty to charges under Sections 2 (1) and 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. The charges relate to the deaths of Dennis Riley, Robert Broome, Andrew Jenkins and Julie Jones and major injuries […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Energy company fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been sentenced after a contractor was injured by a falling steel wire coil. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 April 2017, a contractor was working at the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm pre-assembly site in Great Yarmouth when a steel wire coil, weighing 50kg, dropped onto their left forearm and […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Building company and director sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A building company and its director have been sentenced today after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work. BBS Improvements Limited and sole director Barrie John Henry Birch were sentenced after a joint investigation by Worcestershire Trading Standards Service and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a string of health and safety and fraud […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Brick manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured in machinery incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Forterra Building Products Limited has been fined after a worker had his left arm amputated and was left paralysed from the chest down after being drawn into machinery. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 July 2017, Eddie Ely, a chargehand with Forterra Building Products Ltd was working with a group of colleagues to remove […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Fine for engineering company following life-changing hand injuries to worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company has been fined after an employee’s little finger and ring finger were amputated at the first knuckle. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that on 29 January 2018 the employee was working at a site on Holford Way in Birmingham when his gloved hand came into contact with a rotating spindle on a Slack […]

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Posted 3 years ago

South Yorkshire manufacturing company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Symmetry Medical Sheffield Limited, trading as Tecomet, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 August 2016, the worker was helping to move a hardness testing machine when it fell from the pedestrian pallet truck it was being transported on and struck his left […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Builder sentenced after young worker seriously-injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder from Cornwall has been sentenced after one of his employees sustained serious, life-changing hand injuries whilst operating a handheld circular saw. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard how David Avent, trading as David Avent Building Services, undertook a barn refurbishment in Callington during February 2017. On 7 February, a worker, who had recently turned 17, […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined after worker seriously injured when repairing machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A quarry operator has been fined after an employee had his hand and arm caught in a conveyor belt. Lochmaddy Sherriff Court heard how, on 2 November 2016, employees of MacAulay Askernish Limited were undertaking maintenance work on the conveyor belt of a screener unit that was slipping at Askernish Quarry on the Isle of […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Businessman sentenced after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Manchester-based businessman has been prosecuted after failing to check whether asbestos was present in a building he owned before starting major refurbishment works. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Whaid Ahmed did not survey his property at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester for asbestos before carrying out renovations to the building between 1 April 2012 […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company and director sentenced after resident injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cornish construction company and its director have been sentenced after a resident fell through the balcony at his home during recent refurbishment work. Truro Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 18 August 2016, 58-year old Simon Powell, who has impaired mobility and suffers from epilepsy, had been sitting on the balcony at his property when […]

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