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Measures to reduce the levels of a potentially harmful gas in three Highland schools have been revealed by the local authority. The Highland Council began a programme of inspections for levels of naturally occurring radon gas at 34 schools throughout the region in November last year.

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Construction death rates in the UK have fallen in 2014/2015 with 35 fatalities recorded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from 44 the year before. Despite strongly recovering workloads, the provisional annual data show fatalities are 22 per cent down on the average of 45 over the last five ye

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Morris & Spottiswood has been fined £200,000 after a worker was crushed to death by a steel frame at a building site in Glasgow. Daniel Hurley, then aged 31, died after a 1.6 tonne steel frame fell on top of him at the site in Murano Street, Maryhill, in October 2009.

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A construction company has admitted to breaching health and safety laws after a worker was crushed to death by a steel frame at a building site in Glasgow. Daniel Hurley, 31, died after a 1.6 tonne steel frame fell on top of him at the site in Murano Street, Maryhill, on 15 October 2009.

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A construction company has been fined £10,000 after two workmen sustained “profound” injuries when the structure they were standing on collapsed. John Quinn, 35, and Joshua Perry, 21, were employed by Lichfield-based Clive Thompson Installations Ltd when on 22 January 2014 they accessed the par

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Bellway Homes has been ordered to pay nearly £50,000 after a bricklayer suffered back injuries in a three metre fall when a temporary platform collapsed. Bricklayer Daniel Kersey, 64, was injured on the Mitford Fields development in Reading on 5th August 2013. He was working on a platform over a st

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A construction worker has died after collapsing on a building site in Aberdeenshire. The 39-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital but later died.

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An Aberdeen-based building and joinery firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell three metres from scaffolding that he was dismantling. John William Wilson, then 47 and from Aberdeen, broke his left ankle, damaged the ligaments in his right ankle was knocked uncon

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An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof. Latvian national Nikolajs Naumovs, 57, who arrived in Scotland only two weeks before his fatal fall, had been working on a roof at premises in College Boun

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A huge fall in site safety inspections is risking workers’ lives, construction union UCATT has warned. The union discovered that last year the number of inspections of construction sites in Scotland made by the Health and Safety Executive fell 30 per cent.

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An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below. Joseph Troup, 76, from Forfar, had worked for D Geddes (Contractors) Ltd at its Hatton Mill Quarry in Kinnell, Froickheim for

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A construction company, based in the Scottish Borders, has been fined after a worker was seriously injured after being struck by a concrete beam that had fallen from a telehandler. Derek Graham, 51, suffered severe injuries in the incident which happened on 14 March last year.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appealed to Scottish companies and the self-employed to make safety and wellbeing a top priority this year. New figures show that 20 people lost their lives while at work in 2013/14 and 6,871 suffered injury. This compares to 23 deaths and 7,156 injuries in

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The Association for Project Safety (APS) has welcomed the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) revisions to the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations following the HSE’s consultation period. The HSE’s L-Series Guidance document has been eagerly awaited by the industry and the publi

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A construction firm has been fined £8,000 after a worker was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard. Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard that Stuart McNaught, a joiner for William Fulton Building Services Ltd, suffered a broken rib, pelvis, punctured lung and fractures to both legs after he slip

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