A BOSS of a construction company with a long history of neglecting safety faces two years in prison after two workers were killed when they fell from a balcony during a luxury flat refit.Tomasz Procko and Karol Symanski died in an “entirely foreseeable and preventable”...
Sunday 9th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
TWO construction workers who died after a crane collapsed were named by police yesterday.
David Newall, 36, from Bradford, and Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford, died after the crane collapsed at the building site in Crewe, Cheshire, on Wednesday, said Cheshire Police.
Saturday 24th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Felicity Collier
ONE of the firms which carried out refurbishment work on Grenfell Tower has dodged millions of pounds in tax, it was revealed yesterday.
Companies House documents show that Harley Wall Ltd, which undertook some of the cladding work on the outside of the...
Saturday 17th Jun 2017
Bosses exploit imported workers on poverty pay at energy plants in Yorkshire and Kent
Thursday 13th Apr 2017
Female workers are hugely under-represented in construction, but targeted apprenticeships and education can help improve the situation, says GAIL CARTMAIL
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
A “CHRONIC” shortage of skilled workers in Britain means that some scaffolders and bricklayers are able to earn up to £24 per hour — double the average wage in this sector.
The survey, by employment group Manpower published today, showed that the outlook for...
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
SMALL building sites are a health and safety “basket case,” Ucatt said yesterday.
The construction union was responding to a damning report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose inspectors visited 1,840 small construction sites in June, July, October and November...
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
BUILDERS are demanding an end to “inhumane” working conditions, including being forced to work through freezing temperatures and endure torrential downpours for up to 12 hours at a time.
Construction union Ucatt wrote to the chief executive of the National House Building...
Saturday 12th Nov 2016
by Lamiat Sabin
UNSAFE sites are putting lives of construction workers in serious danger, according to workers surveyed for a report published yesterday.
Eighty-seven per cent of the 115 builders surveyed said that their own building site was hazardous in the study of...
Wednesday 24th Aug 2016
CONSTRUCTION union Ucatt demanded yesterday that Labour-controlled Leeds City Council step in after a contractor on a flagship project slashed break times.
Construction firm Bam Nuttall has been employed on building flood defences in Leeds, which was badly hit in last year’s...
Thursday 21st Jul 2016