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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Video: Eastbourne Pier fire guts arcade building Video

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

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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.

Health risks found at one in six construction sites

The Health and Safety Executive has taken enforcement action against one in six construction sites during a two-week health risk inspection drive.

O'Keefe worker killed after being hit by Travis Perkins lorry

The man who died on Tuesday after being hit by a Travis Perkins lorry has been named as Simonas Zasimovskis, who was working for O’Keefe.

'Clients must lead' – ex-Olympic safety chief on the risks of recovery

Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics to the massive Battersea redevelopment and urges those at the top of the chain to improve standards.

Construction fatalities rise in 2013/14

Breaking: The number of construction workers killed at work rose to 42 in 2013/14 compared with 39 the previous year.

UK Steel warns contractors on non-compliant rebar Video

Contractors could be at risk of using imported non-compliant steel reinforcing bars as inspections are stepped up, according to evidence shared with Construction News.

Crossrail calls for step change to avoid repeat of Holborn electrical explosion

Construction industry leaders have called for a major change in standards when digging and working close to underground services.

HSE sounds warning as it begins two-week site spot-check   

Construction firms cutting corners on health and safety will feel the “full weight of the law”, the Health and Safety Executive has warned, after announcing a two-week inspection blitz on sites across the UK.

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