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Two die in London balcony collapse

Two men died and six people were injured following the collapse of a balcony in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge, west London, on Friday.

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Contractors recognised as UK's 'most considerate'

Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most considerate contractors in the UK.

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HSE finds ‘dangerous practices’ at half of refurb sites

The Health and Safety Executive has found “dangerous practices” at almost one in two refurbishment sites visited as part of its latest month-long inspection drive.

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Injuries in construction fall slightly in 2013/14

The rate of injury in the construction industry fell slightly in 2013/14 compared with 2012/13, the Health and Safety Executive has revealed.

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Investigation under way as man injured in crane collapse at Wates site

A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crane jib collapse on Saturday at a site in Newcastle.

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Police name Laing O’Rourke worker killed at Heathrow

A Laing O’Rourke worker who was killed while working at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 earlier this month has been named as 38-year-old Philip Andrew Griffiths.

HSE launches asbestos safety campaign

The Health and Safety Executive has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of asbestos risks in the construction industry.

Fire at hospital construction site in central London

The London Fire Brigade was called to reports of a fire at a University College London Hospital construction site in Bloomsbury, London, on Thursday lunchtime.

Laing O’Rourke worker dies at Heathrow

A Laing O’Rourke worker has died after being hit by a lorry at a construction site at Heathrow Airport this morning.

Bam Nuttall fined after worker loses leg

Bam Nuttall has been fined £144,000 and ordered to pay costs of £42,700 by the Office of Rail Regulation after a worker lost his leg in a 2010 incident.

Network Rail should 'put pressure' on contractors with poor safety records

Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their health and safety performance, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.

Crane hire firm charged with corporate manslaughter after 2011 driver death

A crane hire company has been charged with corporate manslaughter following the death of a crane driver in a crash.

Morgan Sindall university lab destroyed by fire Video

A fire has destroyed a semi-completed £20m timber-framed laboratory at the University of Nottingham.

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