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Falling scaffold tube kills smoking worker

 A Coroners Court heard how a  scaffold tube fell like a ballistic missile before killing a worker on his smoke break.On August 6, 2010,...

Strong start to 2012 for Simian Risk

 Leading scaffolding health and safety consultancy Simian Risk Group has announced a strong start to 2012 with continued growth forecast for the coming year.The...

HSE Clampdown On Construction Sites

 Construction sites are being put under the spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.Between 20...

Scaffolding Firm Fined 30K After Scaffolder’s Fall

By Daniel NortonFred Lewis Scaffolding Ltd has been prosecuted after a scaffolder fell seven metrers through a roof in Stoke-on-Trent.Father of three Gary Hampton,28,...

Scaffold Firm Fined £85,000 After Worker Is Paralysed

 A scaffolding company faces fines and costs totalling £85,000 following an accident which paralysed a worker.Father-of-three David Collins was unloading behind Argos, in Festival...

NASC Calls For Legal Change On ‘Competence’

 Responding to the recent government report by Professor Löfstedt on the review into existing Health and Safety legislation, the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding...

Business partners fined £13K for scaffolding collapse

 Two scaffolding business partners that erected unsafe scaffolding were sentenced on Wednesday 16 November.Scaffolding Systems South West bosses were fined a total of £13,000,...

NASC withdraws safe height tables for Vol 2 of TG20:08

 Due to the impending review of TG20:08 Volume 2, which is necessary following the introduction of the European Wind Code and the publication of...

Scaffolders increase but incidents fall by 20%

The NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) has launched its latest annual Safety Report. The report which is an audit of all NASC ‘Contracting’...

Property firm fined after worker’s scaffold fall

A London property development company has been sentenced after a migrant worker suffered severe head injuries when he fell from scaffolding at a Hackney...

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