Machinery & Equipment - 24 Jun 2022

2022/05 – Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs): Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units leading to uncontrolled fall of platforms

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently alerted industry to a serious technical fault identified with mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs), used widely in construction projects for work on tall buildings.

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Working at Height - 09 Jun 2022

2022/04 – Construction Fatality (No.3 of 2022)

Sadly, we have news of a third workplace fatality in construction for 2022. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Working at Height - 17 Feb 2022

2022/02 – Construction Fatality (No.1 of 2022)

We lament news of the first confirmed workplace fatality in construction for 2022. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Fire & Fire Prevention - 17 Feb 2022

2022/01 – Torch-on Roofing

Accidents involving gas cylinders and work at height can cause serious injury and even death. There are a number of health and safety considerations involving torch-on roofing.

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Working at Height - 03 Dec 2021

2021/14 – Construction Fatality (No.8 of 2021)

We lament news of a recent workplace fatality in construction for 2021. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Working at Height - 15 Oct 2021

2021/13 – Construction Fatality (No.7 of 2021)

We lament news of a recent workplace fatality in construction for 2021. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Working at Height - 27 Sep 2021

2021/12 – Construction Fatality (No.6 of 2021)

We lament news of a recent workplace fatality in construction for 2021. This is the 6th confirmed fatality for the sector year to date. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Working at Height - 19 May 2021

2021/07 – Construction Fatality (No.3 of 2021)

It is with sadness that we confirm the third fatality in construction for 2021.

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Cranes - 05 Feb 2021

2021/05 – Peri Panel Failure During Lifting

A Peri shutter panel was being lifted by a tower crane to form a perimeter retaining wall. As the panel was being lowered to its final position (approximately 9 feet above ground level), the Peri Ply element came away from the structural element of the shutter panel frame and landed to the ground.

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Machinery & Equipment - 16 Jan 2020

2020/02 – Coordinating Interfacing Operations

Two individuals working for a subcontractor were injured in a fall from height. Tragically, one suffered fatal injuries. The scissor lift they were working from was struck by an overhead travelling crane operated by a third-party contractor engaged by the client, causing it to topple over.

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