An Essex-based civil engineering firm has been fined after a construction worker was killed by concrete pumping hose. The operator was carrying out works to upgrade a container handling facility at
A materials supplier and a maintenance contractor have been fined a total of £750,000 following the death of a floor layer in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 4 September 201
A worker who threw a crowbar at live electrical equipment that he thought had been isolated sustained severe burns when this caused a flashover. A principal contractor and its subcontractor have bo
A construction company whose failure to assess the risks and prevent a structural collapse that contributed to two workers being seriously injured has been fined. Four bricklayers were working on a
A construction company has been fined £160,000 after a 12 year old boy was able to climb a ladder accessing scaffolding at a site in south Wales before falling 10m, sustaining life-changing injuri
Introduction: There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in huma
An electrical contractor which specialises in providing temporary power supplies to construction sites has been fined a quarter of a million pounds after a worker suffered an electric shock and sus
How to protect construction workers in adverse weather Poor weather conditions can put workers at risk and seriously disrupt work, but implementing common-sense precautions and reviewing safety pro
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers over the employment status of a plumbing and heating engineer in what has been called a landmark ruling for workers in the gig economy.
An engineering boss who liquidated his company and set up a new business to avoid paying a fine after a worker was seriously injured has been disqualified from serving as a director for six years.