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UK : Firm fined £120k for ignoring HAVS

An engineering firm has been fined £120,000 after telling a welder to keep working despite complaining of sore hands from vibrating tools. Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd was prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of employees using hand held power tools experiencing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAV [...]

Irishman in critical condition after workplace accident in Australia

An Irishman has sustained critical injuries following a fall at a construction site in Australia. The man fell several stories from scaffolding at a site in Surfers Paradise near Brisbane. Witnesses reportedly saw him fall about 20 metres (65 feet) before landing on concrete. He has been transported [...]

UK : Botched lift spilled scaffold fittings

Two construction companies have been fined after a woman was struck by scaffolding fittings dropped from a crane. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane in Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury, Dorchester when an attachment holding 500 scaffolding [...]

UK : Roofers fined £160k after worker’s fall

A London roofing company has been fined £160,000 plus costs after a worker fell two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj had been completing roof work for Wessexmoor Ltd at a site on Glycena Road in London when he fell from an unguarded rear roof. He s [...]

Road worker dies after being crushed by machinery

A Polish road worker has died after he was crushed by a machine in south Armagh. The accident happened as the man, who was working as a contractor, was laying a new road surface on Bog Road outside Mullaghbawn at around 2pm on Wednesday, May 31st. It is understood the man died after he became trappe [...]

Scotland : Site fencing failure led to pensioner’s death

A Glasgow construction company has been heavily fined after a pensioner managed to stray onto one of its sites and drowned in an excavated pit. Kirkcaldy Sherriff Court heard that in early January 2015 an 83-year-old John Philbin with a number of age-related illnesses wandered onto a house-building [...]

By |2017-06-02T08:04:53+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Careers, Compliance & Control, Industry News, News, People & Contractors|

UK Contruction Industry Baramoter May 2017

The latest UK Construction Market Barometer was published in May 2017. The survey covers areas such as changes in marketing spend levels, marketing recruitment, sales in previous 6 months and forecast for next 6 months. The barometer has been published on a regular basis since 2008 and is run in ass [...]

By |2017-05-24T08:58:19+00:00May 24th, 2017|Assets & Facilities, Careers, Industry News, News, Technology|

Fire destroys more than a third of Galway forest

Calmer wind conditions in Co Galway have assisted efforts to bring under control a major fire which has already destroyed more than a third of Ireland's largest forest. Air Corps and Coillte helicopters are continuing to douse the affected areas in the Cloosh Valley with thousands of litres of water [...]

Louth Company fined after accident resulting in death of employee

A fine of €100,000 was imposed on Premier Periclase Ltd on Thursday 4th May by Judge Michael O’Shea, at Dundalk Circuit Criminal Court. At a previous sitting of the court the company (Premier Periclase Ltd) pleaded guilty to a breach of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The case arose [...]

CGA Ops Manager runs up lots of hills in Connemara

On April 23rd our Operations Manager Padraig Garrihy competed in the 39.3 mile Connemara Ultra Marathon. He flew the CGA flag on his chest and finished 3rd on the day. Here's a quick Q and A with Padraig about finding the time to train around a busy work schedule. Q : How many hours a week were you [...]

By |2017-05-05T09:45:57+00:00May 5th, 2017|Careers, News|
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