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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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”.

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.

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.

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