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Electrical Flashover

Reports have circulated recently relating to serious injuries being sustained by a demolition operative resulting from an electrical flashover. The reports outline that a demolition contractor forced the door of a low voltage circuit breaker cubicle open using a metal crowbar. In doing so, the crowbar went across the terminals of the three phase...

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11 Dec 2017, 10:00

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HSE launch their ‘Workplace Healthy Lungs’ Summit 2017

Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 22nd November, QEII Centre, London Lung disease remains a serious proble...

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9 Aug 2017, 15:22

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My Accident – A frank & personal account of the dangers on demolition sites

On 22 August 2016, I was involved in my first (and, hopefully, only) demolition accident. Without taking you to the site, it would be virtually impossible to explain just how my accident came about.   But I’ll try. I had gone through the usual site induction required of all site visitors these days and walked to the “safe” area in which I ...

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30 Mar 2017, 15:45

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Cut off saw shears IN TWO

Husqvarna K750 & K760 Incident A recent incident occurred on a demolition site involving a Husqvarna disc cutter shearing in two. The cut off saw was being used to cut a brick wall when it kicked back and sheared on the shaft section. Thankfully no-one was injured as a result, however given the nature of these items the incident had the p...

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27 Feb 2017, 11:18

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Service Strike – Temporary 240v Supply

A service strike has occurred resulting in an operative cutting through a live electrical cable using a reciprocating saw. Thankfully no injuries were sustained in this case, however the potential consequences of contacting an electrical service using manual hand held equipment are severe and the injuries that could have been susta...

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16 Jan 2017, 15:16

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Construction worker crushed by excavator on school demolition site

A construction company was sentenced today after a worker suffered crush injuries when he was hit and then run over by an excavator. Complete Demolition Ltd had been contracted to demolish a school on the site at Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port to make way for a new leisure centre when the incident occurred. View  full article here: Read full post

30 Nov 2016, 13:20

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