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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 ...

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 agricult...

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...

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 r...

Fatal tower crane collapse

A tower crane collapsed yesterday in Dallas, Texas while being dismantled, killing two erectors. The incident occurred on the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in Richardso...

Boom truck overturns in Maryland

A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house. The operator was trapped in the cab of t...

Building firm failed to assess fall risks

A bricklayer broke his back when he fell through exposed floor joints inside a building in Cheshire. The 40-year-old, who has asked not to be named, was sub-contracted to car...

Runaway crane in Perth

The operator of a runaway crane in Bedfordale, near Perth, Western Australia, had a lucky escape yesterday after he failed to climb back into the cab and was trapped underneat...

Lucky escape thanks to a harness

A man escaped with minor injuries after his aerial lift was clipped by a passing truck on Friday in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The man was working from a utility truck at a bu...

Contractors found guilty

Two UK contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland and Bingham Davis have been found guilty of breaching health and safety laws following the collapse of a tower crane in Liverpool in 2009...

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