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Road construction companies fined £2m after workers seriously injured

Two construction companies have been fined after a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) with two workers inside was struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road bypass. Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard that in the summer of 2015, to support the construction of the A556 bypass in Cheshire, work had […]

£100,000 fine for construction firm after worker loses hand

A major construction and infrastructure firm, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker was investigating whether a blockage had caused a hydraulic ram to stop working when the ram activated unexpectedly, severing the 27-year-old’s right hand at King’s Troop Artillery […]

Significant increase in work at height safety breaches and subsequent workplace f

The number of working at height safety breaches on UK construction sites has risen 13% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). The figures are based on around 10,000 building site inspections carried out by the construction safety body between January and June this year.  They show there were 1,064 […]

£76,000 fine for construction firm after multiple safety failings

A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings when carrying out work in an unsafe manner at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several Principal Contractors to construct numerous domestic properties at two sites, in Preston and […]