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Large fines after employee received serious burns in electrical fire during demolition

Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Products site in Thaxted, Essex. Mr Alan Banks had been told […]

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone Building Ltd, when he was struck by falling masonry after a retaining […]

Fine for construction company who removed asbestos themselves, without a licence

A construction company has today been fined for serious safety failings with regards to the management of asbestos at a site located at Finchley Road, London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Protostar Construction Ltd (PCL) commissioned an asbestos survey which identified a significant amount of asbestos at the site and provided detailed instructions on how […]

£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 […]