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Fatalities ‘at risk of increasing’, HSE construction chief admits

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.

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Crossrail injuries doubled in 2013 as construction entered peak Video

A total of 39 workers sustained major and lost-time injuries on Crossrail construction sites in 2013, according to data released to Construction News.

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Balfour Beatty workers uncover suspected bomb at York site

A suspected world war mortar shell forced the evacuation of a Balfour Beatty construction site in York yesterday evening.

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Update: McGee names worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square site

McGee has named the worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square yesterday as 33-year-old father-of-two Dainius Rupsys.

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Osborne: No delays to Southampton site following fire

Osborne does not expect a blaze that broke out at its £50m Mayflower Halls scheme to affect the construction timetable.

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Major fire at Osborne student accommodation site

A major fire has broken out at a student accommodation site in Southampton.

Police name Crossrail fatality

The Metropolitan Police Service has named the construction worker who died in Crossrail’s Fisher Street tunnel on Friday 7 March.

Safety remains Crossrail’s ‘number one value’ following fatality at Holborn

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.

Supervisor killed on Stratford DLR site

Clancy Group has confirmed a supervisor was fatally injured on its Docklands Light Railway site in Stratford on Sunday 2 March.

Man injured in crane collapse at Canary Wharf

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.

Crossrail worker killed by falling concrete

Update: Crossrail has confirmed the construction worker killed in its Fisher Street tunnel this morning was hit by a piece of falling concrete.

Worker dies in Crossrail tunnel

A construction worker has been killed in Crossrail’s Fisher Street tunnel, near Holborn.

Worker dies on Matalan HQ Merseyside site

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.

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