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Utilities company fined after member of the public died following fall into excavation site

A utilities company has been fined after a member of the public suffered fatal injuries after falling into an excavation on a footpath. Read More

Construction company fined after excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation. Read More

Two construction companies fined after worker seriously injured in excavation collapse

Auberne Homes Limited and groundworks contractor W & E Lammie have been fined after an employee of W & E Lammie was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse. Read More

Safe digging industry improves in 2020

Online safe digging resource LSBUD says it saw more than three million searches for underground pipes and cables pass through its central system in 2020. Read More

The importance of safe digging

Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD, discusses why it’s so important that people adopt good safe digging practices to avoid hitting underground pipes and cables. Read More

71% of all UK excavation work is now preceded by a thorough search for pipes and cables

‘Tipping point’ reached, in terms of safe digging in Britain, as searching revolution leaves workers safer than ever, according to LSBUD Digging Up Britain 2020 report, but there remains ‘work to be done to ensure total safety’. Read More

The improving awareness around safe digging practices

Richard Broome, Managing Director at LSBUD, discusses the growing awareness surrounding safe digging practices and the impact this has on the health and safety of those working in or near to gas pipelines or electricity cables. Read More

Workers at risk from strikes to the UK’s utility infrastructure

The unintentional striking of underground assets, such as cables and pipelines, can cause life-changing injuries to construction workers. Therefore, asset owners and local authorities have a duty of care to better protect those working on the frontline, as well as the general public. Read More

Almost half of excavation work puts workers at risk

Underground asset searches often not carried out, according to new report. Read More

Building firm fined over lone worker’s trench death

A Borders-based building firm has been fined £30,000 after a lone worker died when he was crushed by falling soil Read More



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