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Deaths and injuries on UK building sites could increase as the industry comes out of the downturn, the Heath and Safety Executive’s chief inspector of construction has warned.
A total of 39 workers sustained major and lost-time injuries on Crossrail construction sites in 2013, according to data released to Construction News.
A suspected world war mortar shell forced the evacuation of a Balfour Beatty construction site in York yesterday evening.
McGee has named the worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square yesterday as 33-year-old father-of-two Dainius Rupsys.
Osborne does not expect a blaze that broke out at its £50m Mayflower Halls scheme to affect the construction timetable.
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As construction activity picks up, so too does recruitment in health and safety.
The prime minister and the chancellor were at Skanska’s headquarters on Tuesday for a rare joint appearance, where they keenly discussed the merits of infrastructure investment.
Over recent weeks the issue of safety has been front-page news, with the tragic loss of life emphasising the importance of a continuous focus on construction safety.
Heavy rainfall has contributed to sinkholes appearing in the UK at the fastest rate since 1987, with developers potentially facing huge costs from hidden threats below the surface.
Safety should always be the main priority for any business in the powered access industry.
Looking at 4D, the fourth dimension we refer to is time. When it comes to temporary works, time really has an impact on both cost and programme delivery.
2013 was the strongest year since 2008 for Interserve’s access business.
AFI group health, safety, environment and quality manager Nigel Stevens shares his top seven tips for safe working at height.
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A major fire has broken out at a student accommodation site in Southampton.
The Metropolitan Police Service has named the construction worker who died in Crossrail’s Fisher Street tunnel on Friday 7 March.
Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme has told Construction News the tragic death of a worker on its Fisher Street site has increased its resolve to improve safety standards across the industry.
Clancy Group has confirmed a supervisor was fatally injured on its Docklands Light Railway site in Stratford on Sunday 2 March.
A crane operator was taken to hospital with a head injury on Friday after the jib of a crane collapsed at a site in Canary Wharf.
Update: Crossrail has confirmed the construction worker killed in its Fisher Street tunnel this morning was hit by a piece of falling concrete.
A construction worker has been killed in Crossrail’s Fisher Street tunnel, near Holborn.
The HSE is investigating the death of a worker at the site of the new headquarters of fashion retailer Matalan, being built by Morgan Sindall, on Merseyside last week.