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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.

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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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Exclusive: Network Rail CEO slams rail safety record

Exclusive: Indirectly employed staff will be banned from managing safety on Britain’s rail infrastructure as Network Rail’s chief executive described workforce safety at his organisation and its contractors as “unacceptable”.

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Balfour Beatty fined £350,000 after rail safety prosecution

Balfour Beatty Rail Projects has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation.

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Construction firms paid nearly £3m to safety inspectors, says study

A controversial scheme forcing companies that breach health and safety rules to contribute to the cost of regulation should be kept, according to a new report.

CN Barometer: Industry leaders call for greater collaboration to improve safety

Respondents to the latest quarterly Construction News Barometer have called for greater collaboration to improve health and safety in the industry.

Worker dies after falling from Eastbourne Pier rebuild

A 44-year-old man has died after falling from Eastbourne Pier while working on the fire-damaged structure.

Chinese rebar samples fail independent British compliance tests

Samples of imported steel reinforcing bars from China have failed to meet British standards in independent laboratory tests.

Former HSE construction chief steps in after Heather Bryant departure

The Health and Safety Executive’s former chief inspector of construction Philip White will temporarily takeover from Heather Bryant, who is leaving to become director of health, safety and environment at Balfour Beatty.

HSE chief inspector quits to join Balfour Beatty

The HSE’s chief inspector of construction Heather Bryant is to join Balfour Beatty as director of health, safety and environment.

Video: Eastbourne Pier fire guts arcade building Video

A fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier on Wednesday, destroying one third of the historic structure.

Worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s offsite facility is named

A worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing facility on 8 July has been named as 29-year-old Richard Reddish.

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