Construction Safety Plasterboard – A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard. SM, a joiner for William Fulton Building Services Ltd, was putting up plasterboards inside an extension at a house in Duntocher when the incident happened in

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Work at height – two separate incidents at one site Two workers injured following two separate work at height injuries at a national drinks company. One of the injuries occurred when a worker fell nearly four metres off a ladder whilst clearing a blockage in a chute for a grain silo. He was found unconscious on

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Safety and lack of communication – a worker was crushed to death by falling load from and overhead crane. The incident happened when two employees were using the same overhead rail lifting two individual loads, both unaware of the actions of the other. The two cranes collided and sent one of the loads, a three and

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Pressure vessel safety – pressure vessel kills one and seriously injures three others.  The incident happened at a horticulture company who were attempting to upgrade a pressurised tank used to heat their greenhouses. Three people were seriously injured and one died of his head injuries six days later. The court was told that two workers had

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Construction Safety Electrical Cable cut through – a worker survives after cutting through a live mains cable.  A construction company has been fined £2,000 and made to pay £980 in fees after they were found guilty of failing to identify live mains cables under the CDM regulations 2007. The company was clearing the site to

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Lead poisoning – scrap metal company fined over lead poisoning It was found that a worker who was admitted into hospital was found to have seven times the normal amounts of lead in his system, putting him at high risk of nerve, brain and kidney damage as well as potential infertility. The investigation found that

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Wood Working Machine Injury – crushes a worker’s ankle – An employee conducting maintenance on a piece of machinery was trying to flush lubricant through the grease unit on the machine. He had one foot on the floor and the other on a base plate next to a large moving bed. He asked another employee to

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