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Demolition worker left brain damaged awarded millions


A machine operator has won a multimillion-pound settlement after a work injury left him with brain damage.

Christopher Kaye, 57, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will receive a lump sum of £1.75m, plus annual payments of £135,000 for life, his legal team said.

Mr Kaye was working on a construction site in Sheffield for a demolition company when he was hit in the face by machinery in October 2008

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24


Council fined for carbon monoxide leak at community centre



Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has been fined for endangering people's health after carbon monoxide leaked from a gas boiler at a community centre.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the local authority after members of a bridge club using the Westlands Community Centre in Whitfield Avenue called the fire service to deal with a suspected gas leak.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24


Airline passengers watched in horror as wheel fell off their plane... but didn't alert cabin crew


flybeShocked passengers saw a wheel fall off the plane they were travelling on shortly after take off, an accident report has revealed.

The terrified flyers watched as the large wheel became detached and plummeted to the ground on the journey from Exeter to Newcastle.
But cabin crew were not immediately aware of the potentially deadly mechanical error. Passenger did not inform staff on the plane either, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:47


Industry leading speakers to attend the latest CIOB / Hill International Masterclass

Construction disputes and delay & disruption analysis to be de-mystified this November

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have announced that their next Masterclass educational event will be held in London on 9/10 November 2011.

For the first time, the two days will feature a complete mix of Barristers from leading sets, Atkin Chambers and Keating Chambers, lawyers from a number of the best national and international law firms, the leading judge from the Technology and Construction Court, Sir Robert Akenhead, and a number of technical experts from Hill International.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24


FIDIC World Consulting Engineers Conference opens in Davos

Your Your Expert fidicThe world conference of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) opens in Davos on 3 October under the theme “Local Resources – Global Perspectives."  From then until Wednesday 5 October, 600 of the world’s leading engineers from 75 countries will be discussing today’s leading issues, such as finding solutions to climate change, sustainable infrastructure, energy efficiency, urbanisation, water and waste issues, and new forms of risk sharing, including public-private partnerships.

FIDIC president Gregs Thomopulos said: “Never before in human history has the role of the consulting engineer been so important.  With expanding globalisation, the need to transport people and goods continues to increase, energy demands are growing to match higher standards of living, and we are facing never before seen environmental and demographic challenges.”

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:25