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The latest news from the Stone Industry

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...
Some people like working when its hot. Some don't. But as summer temperatures are soaring just at the moment, it is worth reflecting on a company's responsibility to its employees. There is...
HSE is clamping down on dust, vibration and noise as it targets stone companies in the South of England, including London.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is targeting the stone sector for inspections. Throughout June it will be visiting stone companies in London and Southern England.HSE inspectors plan to visit...
A £60,000 fine on a company that failed to protect an employee working at height has been converted into compensation for the worker by a judge.The highly unusual decision was reached at...
In the top ten when it comes to sex appeal.
While the top three spots of armed forces, pilots and nurses confirm that Brits love a uniform, humble British builders have secured their place in the top 10 of the sexiest jobs – ahead of...

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