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Health risks found at one in six construction sites

The Health and Safety Executive has taken enforcement action against one in six construction sites during a two-week health risk inspection drive.

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O'Keefe worker killed after being hit by Travis Perkins lorry

The man who died on Tuesday after being hit by a Travis Perkins lorry has been named as Simonas Zasimovskis, who was working for O’Keefe.

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'Clients must lead' – ex-Olympic safety chief on the risks of recovery

Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics to the massive Battersea redevelopment and urges those at the top of the chain to improve standards.

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Construction fatalities rise in 2013/14

Breaking: The number of construction workers killed at work rose to 42 in 2013/14 compared with 39 the previous year.

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UK Steel warns contractors on non-compliant rebar Video

Contractors could be at risk of using imported non-compliant steel reinforcing bars as inspections are stepped up, according to evidence shared with Construction News.

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Crossrail calls for step change to avoid repeat of Holborn electrical explosion

Construction industry leaders have called for a major change in standards when digging and working close to underground services.

HSE sounds warning as it begins two-week site spot-check   

Construction firms cutting corners on health and safety will feel the “full weight of the law”, the Health and Safety Executive has warned, after announcing a two-week inspection blitz on sites across the UK.

Man injured by falling debris on London housing site

A man has been injured by debris falling from a crane at a residential development in Chiswick, west London.

HS2 support grows among industry leaders

More than three-quarters of leaders at the UK’s biggest contractors support the business case for High Speed 2, according to results from the Construction News Barometer for Q2 2014.

Severfield completes rebrand with new company names

Severfield has completed its rebrand from Severfield-Rowen with group firms Atlas Ward Structures and Fisher Engineering to become new Severfield names.

90% of Glasgow School of Art structure viable after massive blaze

Firefighters have ensured 90 per cent of the Macintosh Building in Glasgow remains viable after a huge fire gutted the iconic building on Friday.

Piling rig parts failure killed Wiltshire worker

A “catastrophic parts failure on the tracks of a piling rig” was behind the death of a young Wiltshire worker on a Maidenhead construction site this week, the main contractor has said.

Crossrail: ‘No need to undertake surveillance filming’ of contractors

Crossrail has denied claims of a “negative spy culture” on sites, made in a leaked independent safety report commissioned by the BBMV joint venture last year.

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