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Kier fined £600k after 7 tonne block fell on unsupervised agency worker
18 July 2018

Kier Infrastructure must pay £600,000 after it failed to supervise work on a site to replace two bridges, which resulted in a worker’s leg being crushed between two concrete blocks.

Construction inspections find rise in unsafe work at height
13 July 2018

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).

Solar panel installer sustained spinal fracture in 5 m scaffold fall
7 June 2018

A contractor and scaffolding firm must pay almost £63,000 after a subcontracted worker plunged 5 m through poorly erected scaffolding after the roof’s edge protection gave way.

Glazing plc fined £850k for broken knee
13 April 2018

A window installation company that had failed to organise a job to avoid the need to work at height has been fined £850,000 after an unsupervised worker fell from a ladder. The penalty represents just over 6% of the firm's £13.8m profit before tax in the previous financial year.

Builder jailed for undermining 'worst' legacy material
13 April 2018

A builder who failed to act on advice from a structural engineer before a house in Brighton part collapsed has been jailed.

Refurb co’s untrained site manager allowed ‘catalogue of failures’
12 April 2018

A building contractor which repeatedly put workers’ lives at risk, failed to act on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advice and relied on an untrained site manager to monitor work has been fined £51,334.

Refurb firm’s unsafe excavation and lifting operation
14 March 2018

A construction firm has been prosecuted for failing to ensure the public and workers were kept safe around an excavation and a lifting operation. The company also failed to provide adequate welfare facilities.

Teen apprentice fell 4 m from scaffolding
9 March 2018

A scaffolding company has been fined £100,000 after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell from a scaffold platform.