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Going back in time

With all the talk and safety awards that the construction industry hands out, here we are in London, capital of the most safety conscious country in the world – if you listen to major contractors – in 2012 and this contractor and his men appear totally oblivious to working at height regulation or the risks involved in working in this way....

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Tractor Death Wish

Spotted on Friday morning in Manchester, UK, a man trimming a hedge on a busy street but the equipment he is using could hardly be less suitable. Using an expensive agricultural tractor with front end loader and forks, he has done the classic pallet job to create a platform. This is clearly a busy street with no parking at any time and no stoppin...

Third time still lucky

Two window cleaners were saved by their harnesses earlier this week after one side of the suspended platform they were working from dropped suddenly without warning. The two were close to the 42nd storey of a building on 6th Avenue and 46th Street in Manhattan, New York, when one of the motors suffered a mechanical fault and the emergency brake f...

Spider flips in Belgium

Two men jumped clear of a spider lift as it overturned in Menem, Belgium yesterday, they are said to have suffered from leg fractures of some kind. The men were working on roof repairs in what looks like an Italmec R14 or R16 supplied by Alti. According to the men’s employer, building renovations company Hendrik Deryckere, the accident was caus...

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