HSE International

Worker punctures lungs falling 8m through Salford storage shed roof

The man fell through a timber storage shed roof in 2016 and suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg, elbow and ribs. He punctured his lungs and also had his spleen removed as a result of the fall…

Firetrace Automatic Fire Suppression System saves university chemistry building

Find out how an Automatic Fire Suppression system from Firetrace saved a fume cabinet and surroundings in the Chemistry building at Oxford University…

G & S Roofing fined for safety failings despite public reports and prohibition notices

Concerns were raised by members of the public about work at height carried out by G & S Roofing Ltd. The company twice ignored written advice from HSE…

Suspended jail sentence after Ramsgate building collapses during demolition

The building at the High Street, Ramsgate, Kent was owned by Panther AL (VAT) Limited. Martin Elmes was contracted to undertake the demolition work…

Wallace Roofing and Building fined after worker buried alive in Trench collapse

The trench was being dug at a house renovation in Falkland. When it collapsed, the worker was buried and suffered a broken shoulder, punctured lungs and fractured ribs…

Salford labourer fractured neck and back after refurbishment project wall collapse

An investigation found that Workspace Design and Build Ltd of Manchester One had no suitable risk assessment in place, nor was adequate PPE being worn by…

Kier Construction fined £400,000 after a worker fractured pelvis falling from height

Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of a building in Uxbridge when he fell 3.95m. Kier were found to have failed…

Balfour Beatty fined after bricklayer fractures foot

The worker was on the first floor of a new build domestic property when the floor gave way. He slid 2.4 metres to the ground, fracturing bones in his foot..

Suspended sentence for roofer after employee, Jason Fogarty, died in fall

In December 2013, Jason Fogarty, a causal employee of Roy Hardaker (trading as 9 to 5 Roofing) fell from the edge of a flat roof. He was pronounced dead…

New further education course draws young people into construction

Build UK and Collab Group announce the development of ‘Bridge into Construction’, a new further education course to get young people started in construction…