A construction worker died yesterday after being hit by a lorry in the City of London.Witnesses said he was talking on his mobile phone while crossing the road near Houndsditch. Source: www.constructionenquirer.com
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.
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.
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 Wolverhampton’s Ereconomic Construction has been fined £6,000 after a worker was hurt when he fell from a staircase. The 52-year-old man broke his collarbone in the incident during the construction of a new cinema at New Square in West Bromwich on 31 May 2013. The Health & Safety Executive prosecuted. Sandwell Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Ereconomic Construction Ltd had been contracted by Odeon Cinemas to fit out the new complex. The injured man [...]