Heating engineers in court over asbestos

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard Flueclean were contracted to replace boilers in the boiler room of the school. However, two of Flueclean’s gas engineers were exposed to asbestos when they took the side panels …

IPAF calculates fatal injury rate

Preliminary fatal injury rate calculations confirm that mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height. This latest analysis complements IPAF’s release of its 2014 MEWP-related accident data and indicates that although the total MEWP rental fleet has increased in size, the fatal injury rate has …

Refusal to supply safety harness results in $367000 fines

Despite his request for a safety harness, the temporary worker was working on a roof without fall protection and later fell 12 feet through the roof. His fall resulted in his hospitalization with fractured arms and severe contusions. The employer, Cotton Commercial USA Inc of Katy, Texas, waited three days to report the injury, an investigation by the …