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Information bite 235: Construction worker dies after fall from mobile tower

A construction company has been fined after an employee died following a fall from a mobile tower.  Cambridge Magistrates Court heard how on 15 September 2017, an employee was working from a mobil

Information bite 234: Builders merchant fined after worker struck by vehicle

A builder’s merchant has been fined £180,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a reversing vehicle. The Magistrates’ Court heard how a skip lorry driver drove in

Information bite 233: Employee suffers sight loss on retail refurbishment.

A contractor has been fined after an employee suffered significant sight loss in his right eye on a retail refurbishment job. Employees were erecting PVC hoarding within the store to separate the r

Information bite 232: A contractor fined after worker fell through roof sheet

A contractor has been fined after a worker fell six metres through a fragile roof sheet whilst working on a barn. The Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 May 2019, the employee was replacing brok

Information bite 231: Harnessing the value of Social Sustainability (IOSH)

What does it mean to be a responsible, resilient and sustainable business? It starts with people. ​​​​​​​Businesses need to look after their people to improve their social sustainab

Information bite 230:Scaffold boss handed suspended jail sentence after forklift death

The Managing Director of a scaffolding company has been given a suspended prison sentence after a worker died from being struck by a forklift. An HSE investigation found that the company failed to

Information bite 229: Contractor Fined After Asbestos Exposure

A contractor has been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion. The Magistrates’ Court heard that the company

Information bite 228: Fit Out Contractor Fined After Scaffold Fall

A fit out contractor has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling fifteen feet from scaffolding. Manchester Magistrates Court heard on the 24 October 2019, an employee

Information bite 227: HSE respiratory health inspection initiative for the construction sector

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is focusing on the respiratory risks of dust exposure to construction workers. A month-long inspection initiative will begin on Monday 4th October. The focus

Information bite 225: Scaffolder prosecuted over fatal fall

A roofer and scaffolder have been prosecuted after a 2nd roofer died after falling from a scaffold at a two-storey terraced house. Two roofers were working on a property in Wimbledon, South London