A worker was taken to hospital with a broken leg this morning following a blast during gas mains work in Scunthorpe.
Construction firms cutting corners on health and safety will feel the “full weight of the law”, the Health and Safety Executive has warned, after announcing a two-week inspection blitz on sites across the UK.
Twenty schools have received improvement notices from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) because of their inadequate control of asbestos hazards.
An untrained scaffolder had to have his leg amputated after falling from an unguarded structure, a court has heard. Andrew Gore, 37, from Mountain Ash in the Cynon Valley, had never had any recognised training.
Three men were arrested in St Ives last week as Police and Cornwall Trading Standards stepped up their battle against bogus builders and doorstep fraudsters. Concerned neighbours called the Police when they spotted the three men working at the home of elderly sisters.
A lorry loader crane operator must pay £10,000 in fines and costs after botching a lift and crushing a construction worker. 50-year-old Mark Fowell from Poole was attempting to load out a portable building onto the back of his lorry.
A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after a young employee was badly hurt when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.
The Department for Transport today outlined where the £168m available under the Pothole Repair Fund will be spent.
A Hertfordshire engineering firm has been fined for safety failings after a fan unit toppled onto a worker as it was being manoeuvred into a ground floor plant room.
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Construction industry lobby groups have welcomed measures announced by chancellor George Osborne to boost house-building on brownfield sites. See on www.theconstructionindex.co.uk