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London construction firm fined for dangerous basement excavation

28-05-2015

Photo shows dangerous basement excavationLondon construction company Darma Limited has been fined after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

The inspection of the site on Filmer Road in Fulham was carried out during a clampdown on poor safety con…

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

22-04-2013

Excavator at the collapsed culvert at Rother Valley Country Park

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told on 18 April.

The 58 year-old man, from Rothwell, near Leeds, was felled by a seven-metre sheet pile as he worked at a site in Rother Val…

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Company fined for dangerous excavation

20-02-2013

The unsupported excavation at the development on Britannia Road, High Halstow

A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work at a building site in Rochester.

Concerns were raised about the Basi Construction Limited development on Britannia Road, High Halstow, on 26 January 2012 after both Southern Water and Medway Council saw evidence that work was u…

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Firm fined after worker hurt in trench collapse

14-06-2012

A former England kick boxer has had to give up the sport after being injured at work, a court was told.

On 13 June, Nottinghamshire engineering company Phil Watson Civil Engineering Limited was fined for the incident which saw 36-year-old Zak Davis, of Billinghay, Lincolnshire, buried up to his…

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Luxury property developer fined for putting lives at risk

02-04-2012

A Cheshire property developer has been sentenced after putting the lives of its workers at risk, by allowing them to work in an unsupported excavation.

A Cheshire property developer has been sentenced after putting the lives of its workers at risk, by allowing them to work in an unsuppo…

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Health and Safety News - 3 August 2010

03-08-2010

300 evacuated after bakery blaze

A fire at Warburtons Bakery in Bolton resulted in 300 employees being evacuated. Sixty firefighters and 10 pumps attended the scene.

Automotive parts firm fined £30,000

Michael Brewer was trying to repair a fully automated industrial robot for Dura Automotive Body …

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