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Category: Concrete

Firm sentenced after worker’s arm severed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Bristol based manufacturer of concrete products has been fined after a worker’s arm was torn off when it was pulled into the rotating tail pulley of a conveyor belt.

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Worker injured from safety failings at concrete manufacturers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.

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Concrete company fined after worker crushed by stairs

Friday, December 11, 2015

A company which produces precast concrete products has been fined for safety failings that led to the death of a worker and to another being injured in separate incidents just 20 minutes apart.

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Concrete pumping company fined after worker injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A concrete pumping company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Builder in court for concrete burn failings

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A builder has been fined after two labourers sustained second degree chemical burns after working knee-deep in wet concrete for more than four hours at a development in south west London.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Concrete manufacturer fined after worker’s arm pulled into machine

Monday, June 24, 2013

An Ayrshire concrete manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in a machine.

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RR965 – An investigation into the effects of potential changes in concrete properties when aged and weathered on hand arm vibration emission magnitudes

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

This work aimed to replicate the situation that gave rise to the results detailed in RR868 and to identify variables that could account for any changes to the measured vibration emission.

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International firm neglected safety

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A civil engineering firm has been prosecuted after a construction worker had his left leg broken by the whiplash of an industrial hose being used in a tunnelling project beneath the Dorchester Hotel in central London.

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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Control of exposure to silica dust: A guide for employees

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This leaflet explains what employers and employees should do to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica at work. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete.

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C3HARGE Industry Advisory Committee

Friday, December 7, 2012

The agenda for 3 October 2012 and minutes of 4 July 2012 meetings of C3HARGE (ceramics, cement, concrete, heavy clay, refractories and glass manufacturing industries joint health and safety advisory committee), now published.

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Concrete firm in court after worker hit by forklift

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Shropshire concrete firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Concrete pumping company fined for poor plant maintenance

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Hertfordshire concrete pumping company has been fined after members of the public and a police car were sprayed with concrete when a delivery pipe ruptured.

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Two firms fined for Telford incident

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.

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Firms fined over university death

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A carpenter died when a large slab of concrete fell on him during construction of a new accommodation block at Bath University.

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Seven survive concrete collapse at John Moores University

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Seven construction workers were lucky to survive when more than 250 tonnes of wet concrete collapsed at Liverpool John Moores University, a court has been told.

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