Company to have transport license revoked following attempted fatality cover-up. Following a public inquiry last month, the Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England, Simon Evans, has made an order to revoke the transport licence held by SR & RJ Brown, with effect from 31 January 2018. This means the company will not be…Read moreRead more
Company fined over incident in which man had arms crushed by girders. A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders. Liverpool Crown Court heard how an employee of S. Evans and Sons Limited was injured when the…Read moreRead more
Worker suffered fractures to legs and pelvis, as well as punctured lungs and liver injuries. A Wolverhampton-based company, Sterry Lane Limited, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined after a 39-year old-employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard that on 3 May 2016 employees of Sterry Lane Limited, had…Read moreRead more
Changes proposed by the UK’s Sentencing Council could see longer jail terms for site managers and other site workers implicated in a Corporate Manslaughter case.
Sentencing Council proposes crackdown on Corporate Manslaughter. The UK’s Sentencing Council has announced a consultation on its proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. The announcement comes hot on the heels of a Corporate Manslaughter prosecution that saw jail sentences handed down to a site manager and a…Read moreRead more
DemolitionNews looks at the growing problem and inherent dangers of the so-called urban exploration craze.
Man who narrowly escaped during stack collapse now facing explosives prosecution. A Pell City contractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal explosives storage and record-keeping charges filed after his failed implosion of a 100-year-old smokestack that ended with the structure collapsing on top of the trackhoe he was operating to complete the job (we brought you…Read moreRead more
Former KDC Contractors director illegally dumped 75,000 tonnes of waste. The director of a waste management company has been jailed for 15 months after illegally dumping 75,000 tonnes of waste – leaving the landowner with a £10m bill. Barry Kilroe’s stored an estimated 75,000 tonnes of waste at a site close to the Manchester Ship…Read moreRead more
Employee “sent to collect harnesses to make it look like accident was dead man’s fault”. Three company bosses have been jailed following the death of 25-year-old father of one, Benjamin Edge, who fell from a roof he was working on, without safety equipment and in windy conditions. Following the incident safety failings were covered up,…Read moreRead more
Prosecution over fatal fall more than six years ago. TE Scudder, together with a self employed contractor, have been fined for safety failings after one man died and another was left seriously injured falling six storeys through a lift shaft. Southwark Crown Court heard on 17 January 2011 work was being carried out to decommission…Read moreRead more