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An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion in Wishaw. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at t

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Scotland’s construction industry has been recognised for playing its part in the battle against COVID-19 but has been warned not to take its “foot off the gas” after recent cases were reported on sites across the country. The alert came from Russell Adfield, head of construction se

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Property partnership Alex Brewster and Sons has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how on 19 April 2016, two employees were removing roofing panels from a derelict shed in Midlothian. One of the workers stepped on to a roof light, which

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a chief inspector of buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter Baker, HSE’s current director of building safety and construction, will take up the post with immediate effect.

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A 52-year-old construction worker was killed after an accident while working on a building site in Dumfries & Galloway yesterday. Police were alerted that a man had been struck by a falling mast at Hallmeadow Place at around 9.45am.

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A total of 40 fatalities were recorded in the UK construction sector in the year to 31st March 2020, new figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.

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A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that, on 1 September 2016, a self-employed roofer was carrying out work for Phoenix Roofing and Cladding Limited, placing new roof panels a

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A new regulator is to be established as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to give effective oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings. The building safety regulator forms part of a range of measures from the UK Government to improve building safety stand

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