Entries by Rebecca Lambert

British father, 52, dies falling off an inflatable sofa being towed by a speedboat on the final day of ‘dream Greek holiday’ as his partner looks on in horror

Simon Crewe was on a dream Greek holiday with his partner and brother The father of three was being towed on an inflatable sofa behind a speed boat Mr Crewe collapsed and died  on the final day of his dream island holiday  Mr Crewe’s partner Vicki Hewitt was a passenger in the speed boat at […]

£700k fines follow Claxton deaths

Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 and a director has received a suspended prison sentence following the fatal crushing of four workers at an excavation site in Norfolk more than six years ago. Above: The foundation structure after its collapse The Court at the Old Bailey heard that on 21st January 2011 […]

Eagle Farm construction deaths spark tough new building licensing laws in Queensland

PHOTO: Builder Claudio D’Alessandro was granted licences despite facing two manslaughter charges. (Facebook) The Queensland Government has introduced proposed laws to parliament that give the construction watchdog stronger powers to refuse or cancel licences to builders with a poor safety record. The changes are part of a suite of strong new laws spearheaded by the […]

Concerns about Norfolk construction site safety were raised the same day workers were crushed to death

Two companies have been fined more than £700,000 – but spared jail – after four men from Suffolk were crushed to death at work. Claxton Engineering Services and Encompass Project Management, as well as Encompass’s director David Groucott, admitted breaching health and safety regulations. The failures resulted in the deaths of brothers Daniel and Thomas […]

Firefighters who were desperate to help victims in the Manchester Arena bomb aftermath were not dispatched by bosses for 90 MINUTES amid ‘fears for their safety’

Firefighters were held back from helping victims of the Manchester Arena bomb Knew paramedics needed their assistance but bosses wouldn’t let them leave 22 people were killed and 119 were injured following terror attack on Monday  Mayor Andy Burnham is to order an independent review into decision making by brigade managers on the night of […]