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Ship building company fined after employee killed by falling steel post

A ship building and repair company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when struck by a 31-foot steel post. Read More

Construction company fined after worker suffered life changing injuries

Hovington Limited has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling piece of plant machinery while working on a construction site. Read More

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. Read More

Company fined after worker is struck by falling objects

A woodworking firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by objects falling from an articulated trailer. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

Council fined following fatality after a tree branch struck a moving vehicle

Wirral Borough Council has been fined after a branch from a tree fell and struck the vehicle of a pregnant mother while she was driving, resulting in injuries to the mother and the loss of her prematurely born baby. Read More

£200,000 fine for Essex gas firm after worker is struck by falling pipe

An Essex gas infrastructure firm has be fined £200,000 after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he was struck Read More

High-rise protection ensures safety does not slip through the net

Construction firms building high-rise developments in compact, inner city locations need effective safeguards that protect site operatives and the public Read More



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