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First health and safety apprenticeship eyes September launch 27 March 2017
The apprenticeship, which will form part of the government’s employer-backed “trailblazer” programme, was put forward by a group of construction em
Seven notices served on London contractor with workers sleeping on site
Seven notices served on London contractor with workers sleeping on site 27 March 2017
A London construction company has been fined £52,000 over a catalogue of failings during the construction of a pub and a block of flats, after...
Worker crushed between cab and trailer in transport yard
Worker crushed between cab and trailer in transport yard 27 March 2017
A trailer rental and fleet management firm from Bedfordshire has appeared in the dock after a worker was injured after being crushed between a lorry’...
Amanda Telfer
Site manager guilty of manslaughter after lawyer crushed by half tonne frames 27 March 2017
A construction company director and site manager has been found guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of a passer-by who was crushed by three...
Bristol Crown Court
Contractor installing fire detectors killed in 5m MEWP fall 27 March 2017
The contractor had been working at height from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) at the site of the former Indesit factory in Yate, near Brist
Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after unsupervised driver killed brother 27 March 2017
Laing O’Rourke has received a fine of £800,000 over the death of a pipe layer who was killed when his brother accidentally reversed a dump truck into...
Construction workers’ suicide risk is 3.7 times national average, says ONS
Construction workers’ suicide risk is 3.7 times national average, says ONS 20 March 2017
Low-skilled construction workers have a suicide risk 3.7 times higher than the national average for all occupations, according to an analysis of...
Chelmsford Magistrates Court
Aircraft engineers knocked from MEWPs by plane’s airbrake 20 March 2017
Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that Inflite Engineering Services failed to risk assess and monitor the task of carrying out checks on the tail
Quarry firm’s bid to recover £200,000 from safety consultant goes to trial
Quarry firm’s bid to recover fine from safety consultant goes to trial 20 March 2017
A quarry operator’s legal bid to recover £200,000 in damages from its health and safety consultant – the sum it was fined following a worker’s fatal...
Directors of corporate killer jailed after fatal fall cover up attempt
Directors of corporate killer jailed after fatal fall cover up attempt 20 March 2017
Two bosses at a Greater Manchester construction company have been jailed for 20 months after covering up the events that led to a worker’s death.

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