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Scaffolder fined after worker crushed by forklift

Scaffolder fined after worker crushed by forkliftSubscription

A Leeds scaffolding firm has been fined £63,000 after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.

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Client fined £1.2m after contractor ruptures gas mainSubscription

A utilities firm has been fined £1.2m after two employees were injured when a gas main that had been ruptured by a contractor ignited.

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Construction fraudster jailed after 12 years on the runSubscription

A construction boss convicted of committing £4.2m in tax fraud is behind bars after losing a long-running extradition battle with HMRC.

Murder victim on Scotland building site named by police-Mohammad Abu Sammour

Murder victim on Scotland building site named by policeSubscription

A site security supervisor has been murdered on a housing development building site in Scotland’s central belt.

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Fake skills cards fraudster jailed for three yearsSubscription

A man who made and sold fake CSCS cards online has been jailed for more than three years.

Prison for 83-year old tax fraud director-Derek J Hole

Prison for 83-year-old tax fraud directorSubscription

An 83-year-old construction director has been jailed after he was found to have stolen almost £650,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments.

HS2 'tried to settle legal challenge' with shortlist shake-up

HS2 'tried to settle legal challenge' with shortlist shake-upSubscription

HS2 considered adding a company to its £2.75bn rolling stock shortlist in a bid to resolve a High Court claim, documents from a legal challenge against the client’s procurement processes have alleged.

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Mark Evill guilty of £700k contract fraud disguised with U2 namesSubscription

An NHS manager has admitted to setting up a construction firm named after his dog and then awarding it contracts as part of a £700,000 fraud.

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Contractor fined £250k for unlicensed asbestos workSubscription

Norwich-based Y Construction Ltd has been fined £250,000 for carrying out unlicensed asbestos cleaning work.

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Teen's severed finger lands builder with £10,000 penaltySubscription

A Cornish builder has been fined £1,120 and ordered to pay £8,489 in costs after one of his employees had a finger chopped off and others severely damaged by a circular saw.

Ten charged in Lakehouse fire alarm fraud probe

Ten charged in Lakehouse fire alarm fraud probeSubscription

Ten people have been charged following a police investigation into claims of fraud by Lakehouse employees relating to fire alarm installations in Hackney.