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Fire death lands utilities firm with £733k fineSubscription

Yorkshire Water Services has been fined £733,000 after a worker suffered fatal burns.

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Costain and Galliford fined £2.8m after amputationSubscription

Costain and Galliford Try have been fined £1.4m each after an accident led to a man having three toes amputated.

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Three arrested in modern slavery site raidSubscription

Thames Valley Police have made three arrests following allegations of modern slavery on sites in Buckinghamshire.

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Offsite investment 'below 2%' at most firms Subscription

A survey of top construction industry executives has revealed the majority of firms invest less than 2 per cent of company revenue in offsite construction.

Government crackdown on phoenix firms revealed

Government crackdown on phoenix firms revealedSubscription

Directors that establish phoenix companies to avoid paying workers or pensions could face “hefty” fines or disqualification, the government has announced.

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EDF and Doosan Babcock face Hinkley safety prosecutionSubscription

The Office for Nuclear Regulation will prosecute EDF Energy and Doosan Babcock after a roof fall at the Hinkley Point B nuclear plant left a worker with a cracked vertebrae.

Interserve hit by Swansea City FC legal action

Interserve hit by Swansea City FC legal actionSubscription

Swansea City FC has taken legal action against Interserve over alleged defects found following the construction of its Liberty Stadium.

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Payroll scammer jailed for £7m construction tax fraudSubscription

A former tax consultant who masterminded the theft of millions from the pay packets of construction workers has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

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Builder charged after digger wrecks £4m homesSubscription

A builder has been accused of partially destroying five recently built McCarthy & Stone houses worth £4m in Hertfordshire.

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Multiplex wins injunction against daredevil climbersSubscription

Multiplex has secured an injunction banning four daredevil climbers from entering three of its biggest London construction sites.

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Specialist fined £65k for health and safety failingsSubscription

A construction firm and its director have been fined a total of £65,000 for health and safety breaches.