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Pallets by the dozen

26 November 2015 Email this article

We have no details of where and when it was taken, but the man has used a loading shovel, with a dozen ropy looking pallets on the loader’s fork attachment. As a safety precaution he has strapped them all together, not the best form of powered access! There is no driver in the machine cab – which might be a blessing given that the loader is standing on a newly cast raised drive. T ... more

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Watch out for stolen scissors

20 November 2015 Email this article

Two 19ft Genie GS1932 scissor lifts were stolen last night from a rental depot in Doncaster, UK, they are – Serial Numbers GS3006B-81806 and GS1303C-128072. The units are painted in original Genie grey and blue, with yellow Peter Hird decals, along with the telephone numbers 01302 341659 & 01482 227333 They were stolen between 21:00 and midnight If you come across them, see them o ... more

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Facelift working with local contractor

20 November 2015 Email this article

Spice Contracting Ltd required the help of our Haulotte HA16 and Skyjack 46AJ down at Paxton House, High Tec Office Building. Their client wanted to change the colour of their building in Brighton from Yellow to dark grey. The windows were electro sprayed by a sub-contractor and we helped hand paint the cladding and panels using specialist paints. All their work was carried out using telescopic bo ... more

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Facelift at Wakehurst Place decorating 'UK's tallest' Christmas tree

20 November 2015 Email this article

Two electricians spent a day replacing all 1,800 light bulbs before Facelift arrived with their impressive Bronto 61 and Bronto 52 truck mounts to put the lights on the tree at Ardingly. Ten people were needed to decorate the tree, outside the Elizabethan mansion at Wakehurst Place. Conservation manager Ian Parkinson told BBC South East Today there was "no secret" to avoiding tangles. He ... more

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Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam

20 November 2015 Email this article

A tower crane collapsed into a busy street in Hai Phong, Vietnam, yesterday killing a man driving past the site on a motor bike.  Le Quang Bay, 49, died instantly, while two female pedestrians - one in her 40s and one in her 60s were injured. The crane operator, Vo Ngoc Long, 42, was also seriously injured. The crane is operated by Bach Dang 5 Construction Company which is building a new ... more

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Crane finds lost septic tank

20 November 2015 Email this article

A crane helping remove trees from a back yard in Merrimack, New Hampshire yesterday overturned onto the house when one of its outriggers punched through the driveway into a septic tank that now realised was there. The crane was removing the last of 20 trees when it went over The owners of the house had contracted Healey Tree Works to remove 20 trees, and the team were just lifting out the ... more

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Workers lives at risk with poor site safety lands contractor in court

20 November 2015 Email this article

Contractor in court for putting workers lives at risk with poor site safety A Manchester building contractor has been fined after unsafe excavations at a care home site put workers and members of the public at risk. Brierstone Limited was issued with an immediate Prohibition Notice (PN) by an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stopping work being carried out within five meter ... more

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Telehandler drops boom lift onto site worker

19 November 2015 Email this article

The 31-year-old worker from Birmingham broke his leg and suffered facial injuries in the incident at Abbey Trading Centre, Alvechurch Highway, Redditch on 19th November 2014. Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard that the injured worker was employed by a groundworks contractor carrying out work for Base Build Services Limited. A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) had been left in their are ... more

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£26k fine follows scaffolder's fall

19 November 2015 Email this article

Bristol-based Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited has been fined more than £26,000 after an employee fell nine metres. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how a man was dismantling a scaffold structure when he fell, causing life-changing head injuries. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred on 23rd July 2013, at Berkley Crescent, Clift ... more

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Riding the high seat

19 November 2015 Email this article

Spotted in Kortrijk Belgium last week, a young man riding a pallet suspended from a truck mounted aluminium crane. The crane, owned by Meulebeke based roofing contractor Wim Vergote, was working on new homes and was almost fully extended with boom and jib and a single line to a suspended pallet fork carrying roofing materials and a human unloading person. Brave or foolhardy? He does not seem in ... more

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