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Contractor fined after worker injured during demolition

A contractor has been fined after an employee was hit by falling debris from a wall that was being demolished in an unsafe manner. Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard that, Barrowbridge Construction Limited had been contracted to demolish a garage in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Three operatives pushed over the remaining part of the external wall of the […]

Worker receives burns after demolition goes ahead with cables still live

Walden Builders Ltd has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a heated sheet of tin. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, the company was demolishing an outbuilding in Littlethorpe, Ripon. During the demolition, the excavator being used struck a wall containing a 415v cable causing it to arc and ignite a fire. Efforts to […]

Cornish builder fined after extremely dangerous demolition

Bodmin builder Thomas Sturgess, has been sentenced after concerns over an unsafe demolition site were raised. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard that during December 2017, concerns were raised by members of the public about potentially dangerous demolition taking place in Webber Street, Falmouth. HSE received a number of photographs from concerned members of the public showing […]

Prison sentence and £65,000 costs for contractor after unsafe demolition work

A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. After […]