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How avoiding the ‘fatal four’ can improve your construction site

23-06-2014

Photo shows a worker on a construction siteYour employees are your number one asset on the job site, and taking a few moments to make certain the job site is safe and secure can go a long way towards productivity and can save you money in the long run.

According to the US Department of Labor, 806 workers were killed in 2012 while working on…

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

21-03-2013

The barn in Edale where the worker fell through the roof

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

The 31-year-old from Wirksworth, who has asked not to be named, was helping to carry out repairs to the roof when one of the corrugat…

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Fall hazards in unusual places — what you don’t know CAN hurt you

01-12-2011

This post was written by Rigid Lifelines, a leading provider of fall protection solution and OSHA fall protection information. They provide anything from a simple fall arrest harness, to a more comprehensive system.

Many fall hazards are obvious to even the untrained eye. Unenclosed elevated walkwa…

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Health and Safety News - 16 June 2010

16-06-2010

Fairground worker injured

A 17-year-old fairground worker was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with head injuries after he fell from a ride.

Accident at Hartlepool scrap yard

A 50-year-old scrap yard worker's jaw was broken whenhe was hit in the face by a piece of metal.

British w…

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Health and Safety News - 24 May 2010

24-05-2010

Worker killed in factory fall

A man has become the eighth worker to die this year at a Chinese electronics factory, which makes iPhones and iPads, after he was killed in a fall.

Missing rivet may have caused crash

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said a small rivet head that k…

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