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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…

Hefty fine for Barroerock Construction after double asbestos failings

Two investigations were undertaken by the HSE in 2013 and 2014, while Barroerock was converting Charter House, a former office building, into flats…

Two companies fined following unsafe asbestos investigation in Surrey

Work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead, Surrey without establishing the location, presence and extent of asbestos containing materials on site…

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…

Why Seaforth tower block demolitions failed – view the Freedom of Information report

New report reveals hidden steel pipes, 15 to 20mm thick and filled with concrete, were the reason for the failed demolition of two Seaforth tower blocks…

Body found in rubble at Didcot Power Station identified

A body recovered from the collapsed boiler house at Didcot power station has been identified as that of Christopher Huxtable from Swansea.

Asbestos management to comply with health and safety regulations

Asbestos containing materials can still be found in a huge number of buildings, including shops, hospitals, schools, and domestic properties across the UK.

Construction worker crushed by excavator on school demolition site

The firm was prosecuted by HSE after an investigation found arrangements ensuring pedestrians and vehicles were separated were inadequate.

New guidance notes following Didcot explosion

The National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) will lead a project to write & publish industry guidance about the use of explosives in demolition.


HSE launch investigation into botched Seaforth tower demolition

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation following the botched demolition of two Seaforth (Merseyside) tower blocks last month.