Lift shaft death case finally heard

Demolition contractor TE Scudder has been fined £600,000 over a fatal lift shaft accident that took place more than six years ago. A 31-year-old Romanian labourer, Silviu Stefanita Radulescu, had just one week’s work experience in construction…

Worker set on fire on Amey site

Highways specialist Amey LG Ltd has been fined £600,000 after a 61-year-old worker was set on fire on one of its sites after striking an underground cable. The underground cabling at the scene of the incident Gloucester…

THE WORLD’S FIRST ONE-STOP-SHOP HEALTH AND SAFETY STATION

A brightly coloured SOS Station, in recycled plastic, with all your workplace health and safety equipment in one place – guides and emergency equipment for every incident –  fire, physical injury or even cardiac arrest.…

Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Ltd has been fined £105,000 after a worker was left paralysed by an accident on site in Kilsyth.

Airdrie Sheriff Court heard this week how Structural Metal Decks Ltd (SMDL) had been sub-contracted to lay metal deck flooring by John Graham Construction, which was building a new health centre in Kilsyth. On 22nd April 2015, a scaffolder…

Half-ton window frames that crushed lawyer to death when the wind blew them over were 'obviously' dangerous - but everyone assumed someone else was dealing with it, court is told

Amanda Telfer died after the frames structures weighing 655kg each fell on her Construction firms allegedly ignored ‘obvious’ risk in London's Hanover Square Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson said 'nothing was done’ before arrival…

Labourer killed in six-storey lift plunge

Two London contractors have been fined more than £600,000 for safety failings after one man died and another was left seriously injured falling six storeys down a lift shaft. Southwark Crown Court heard how work was being carried…

Alton Towers: Workman injured at Staffordshire theme park prompting health and safety investigation

An investigation has been launched after a workman was injured at Alton Towers. image: http://www.expressandstar.com/wpmvc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Alton-Towers-stock.jpgAlton Towers which opens to the public for the season at the…

Worker crushed under pipe on Aberdeen Bypass site

A construction worker on the new Aberdeen bypass site was seriously injured in an accident on Monday. The Scottish Water contractor’s injuries were believed to be serious but not life-threatening.It is understood he suffered a broken…

Safety clothing: Nylon rain suit increases visibility

Safety clothing: Galeton, a supplier of quality work gloves and personal protective equipment, has expanded its line of Repel Rainwear™ to include the #12244 Repel Rainwear™ Reflective PVC on Nylon Rain Suit in choice of blue or…

Think Lean to Make Safety Simpler

These three practices will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your safety approach.    Having spent most of my career in safety and operations leadership positions,…