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Great shot! F100 winner Brian Rumble

31 January 2012 Email this article

Brian Rumble is our F100 Winner for January. Brian's dramatic shot of the Simon UB40 Underbridge Unit was taken at the Graig Bridge over the River Cothi in Brechfa Forest Carmarthenshire. Brechfa forest is one of three forest areas that were under Brian's supervision, with a total forest area of approximately 20,000 hectares.  Brian's role for this project was Forest ... more

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3 Companies fined after worker falls 6 metres.

26 January 2012 Email this article

Three Dundee companies have been fined a total of £336,000 after a worker fell six and a half metres through a roof light onto a concrete floor.   Christopher Carson, who was 23 at the time, competed as a floor gymnast at national level and was also a coach in the sport. As his day job, he was working as an electrician's labourer for Robert A.S. Crockett and Partners Ltd.   Crocke ... more

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Hard hitting safety campaign from Canada

26 January 2012 Email this article

This Ladder safety commercial from Canada is for Prevent-It.ca, their hard-hitting campaign is to raise awareness about occupational health and safety. The campaign includes provocative television ads that depict “accidents” and talk about how they could have been prevented. The ads are graphic and disturbing but the message is simple. The ads are designed to get people talking ... more

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Suspended sentence after death of workman

17 January 2012 Email this article

A Leicester man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a worker was killed when he fell through a roof at a disused factory unit in Leicester. Robert Jozwiak, 44, of Humberstone, was repairing the roof on the former textile dye house at Evington Valley Road, Leicester on 3 June 2009 when it gave way and he landed on the concrete floor six metres below. His skull and back were fractured ... more

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Developer's short cuts led to fatal fall

16 January 2012 Email this article

A Liverpool developer has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site. John McCleary fell five metres while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul Malook Mann. He lost his balance while ... more

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Tower Bridge Lights

9 January 2012 Email this article

Work has begun on Tower Bridge to install a lighting system in time for the Olympics later this year. This is our stop frame movie capturing the weekend's events: ... more

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Thanks for your support! Chestnut Tree House

9 January 2012 Email this article

A big thank you to everyone who helped us reach the magnificent target of £7,500 - Following our Christmas appeal where we donated £2.50 for every hire taken during November and December. The money raised will go along way in supporting the incredible work done by the Chestnut Tree Charity Chestnut Tree House is children's hospice providing care for children and young adults to th ... more

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Great shot! - F100 Winner Bert Taylor

9 January 2012 Email this article

Bert Taylor is our F100 Winner for December. Bert's sunset shot of the MOOG MBI Underbridge 230X was taken in Norfolk during a two week project to carry out bridge inspection and bridge maintenance work for Norfolk County Council. Bert was a member of the safety team, ensuring safety and compliance throughout the project. Bert was impressed with the 230x,  'an excellent piece of kit' and giv ... more

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Cherry picker stolen with worker still in the cage

6 January 2012 Email this article

HAPPY CAMP, California. - A Pacific Power worker was standing in the basket of his bucket truck working to restore power in Happy Camp, when someone stole his truck. "An agitated and incoherent woman approached his vehicle, entered the cab, and attempted to drive away," said Nick Black, an officer with the California Highway Patrol. The worker was still up in the air.  The s ... more

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Severe injury after fall risk not properly considered

5 January 2012 Email this article

A self-employed blacksmith and fabricator has been fined after one of his employees was severely injured after falling more than seven metres from a roof he was working on. Martin Mundie, 23, from St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, was employed by Joseph Adams and was part of a team carrying out work at Muirden Farm, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, to convert a former pig shed into a workshop. ... more

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