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Essex building firm's 'systematic failures' led to dumper crush

A family building firm has been fined £225,000 after a 32 year old worker was crushed to death when his dumper truck overturned.

Groundworks contractor prosecuted over cable strike

G&R Groundworks has been fined after an operative struck an underground electricity cable resulting in multiple serious burns.

Scots care home owner fined after pensioner's fatal fall

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust has been fined £40,000 over the death of an 87-year-old resident, who fell down a flight of stairs at a care home in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

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Fit for the future

The Building a Safer Future report proposes reforming the building and fire safety regulatory framework to prevent tragedies like Grenfell Tower occurring again, but what do the changes mean in practice?  

On the front burner

The creation of a fire-safe working culture should be a priority for construction firms to prevent life-threatening incidents on sites.

Out of sight is not out of mind

Organisations that do not educate managers on the potential hazards, legal responsibilities and business benefits of effectively managing the safety and health of lone workers can leave these employees vulnerable to harm, isolation and potential violence

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