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The Shard in London, where the Shangri-La hotel occupies floors 34 to 52.
A £57million dispute between contractor John Sisk & Son and Hong Kong-based luxury hotel chain Shangri-La over stone falling off the walls of the hotel rooms in The Shard, London, was...
If you are self-employed and not endangering anyone else it is up to you.
The self-employed will officially be able to ignore most health & safety regulations from 1 October, as long as doing so does not put other people at any risk.The elelphant in the room is that...
Don't die because you didn't know. Find out about dust dangers in construction and get a free breakfast.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) is inviting you to a 'Breathe Freely' breakfast to hear how to avoid ending up with lung disease.In 2015, it is estimated that approximately...
 
Thomond Bridge, where two stonemasons died while carrying out repairs. The bridge was built by King John in the 13th century to reach his castle.
Two stonemasons who had been working on repairs to a bridge on the River Shannon in Ireland died when the cage they were working in fell into the river. A third mason escaped.The men who died were...
A report on BBC Newsnight this week (21 October) has exposed how people who cannot even speak English can pay to obtain CSCS cards that are supposed to show they have successfully completed safety...
Turner Construction (Midlands) Ltd of Stafford has been fined a total of £14,000 for two health & safety offences and ordered to pay costs of £1,607 after a worker was injured when he...
A builder has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of a self-employed labourer working for him. The man died after falling from an unsecured ladder.The incident happened while Derek Wensley...
The story was told in the Leicester Mercury.
You know how a little bit of you can't help wondering what would happen if a lift on scaffolding came away while you are using it? Well, it happened at De Montfort University in Leicester on...
Block Stone at work producing its Peak Moor stone from New Pilough Quarry.
Block Stone, the quarrying arm of one of the UK's largest dimensional stone businesses, Realstone, has been fined for safety and reporting failings after an office at the top of a quarry in...
Vibration injuries can be painful – both for the person suffering them and a firm fined for allowing them.
The latest prosecution following an employee's exposure to vibration injuries through using powered tools has seen a company fined £14,000 with £1,943 costs. The employee had...
A construction company that had already been served with an improvement notice to make a building site secure has been fined £10,000 with £6,668 costs after a two-year-old rode his bike...
A man in charge of converting an old mill into accommodation has been jailed and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended prison sentence after a worker fell nearly 8m to his death....
Rotten scaffolding boards on a mobile access tower gave way when James Baillie, 53, stepped on them while repairing a roof. He fell nearly 6m, sustaining injuries that killed him. The boards had...
Silica dust kills 450 construction workers and ex-construction workers a year. Don't become a victim. See the new web page from HSE.
The Health & Safety Executive has launched new web pages dealing with industrial diseases. One has information about silica dust (click here to visit it). Silica, or respirable crystalline silica...
There were 35 fatal injuries in contruction in 2013/14, according to figures published today (1 July) by the Health & Safety Executive.Construction still accounts for the highest number of...

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