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Death on Laing O’Rourke Heathrow project


A construction worker has been killed on the car park project at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2, where Laing O’Rourke is main contractor.

Advice has been issued to contractors to avoid rigs over-flighting

Piling firms take action to tackle unstable rigs


The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) last month issued a guidance document to highlight how piling rigs can become unstable during continuous flight auger (CFA) piling.

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Gay engineers fear ‘coming out’ at work


Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers hide their sexuality from work colleagues, according to new research.

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Health & Safety - time to act on construction's achilles heel


Official figures showed that the number of deaths in the construction sector rose from 41 to 50 last year. To drive health and safety to the top of the agenda, NCE has joined forces with the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Standing Committee on Structural Safety to produce a quarterly special focused on highlighting best practice while also examining the latest issues and setting out where work still needs to be done.

Climate of fear surrounds accident reporting


The construction industry is a killer with a “climate of fear” running throughout the supply chain largely to blame. That is the stark conclusion to be drawn from the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR’s) latest annual assessment of Network Rail’s performance.

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