Construction and Engineering News

Construction firms invited to tender for multi-million pound college expansion
January 2019

The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget.

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HSE prosecutes scaffolding firm after worker is left disabled following fall
January 2019

A scaffolding firm has been prosecuted for failing to protect one of its workers who sustained life changing injuries following a fall from height.

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Another smash and grab as worker wrecks new hotel over pay dispute
January 2019

Another construction worker has made headlines after demolishing the front of a newly refurbished hotel, amidst claims that he has not been paid.

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The gift of giving helps local charities this Christmas
December 2018

In the build up to Christmas the team at Palmers have been hard at work fundraising for local charities.

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Engineering firm found guilty of failing to protect its workers
December 2018

An engineering firm has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after an employee suffered a serious head injury whilst assembling a steel frame.

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Drainage suppliers provisionally found guilty of operating a cartel
December 2018

Two drainage product manufacturers, who were accused of price fixing, have admitted breaking competition laws following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA.)

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‘Tis the season – come and join in our festive events
November 2018

The countdown to Christmas has already begun and we invite you to join us at one of our festive events.

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Housing contractor fined £1.25 million for exposing residents to carbon monoxide
November 2018

A subsidiary of UK housing contractor Willmott Dixon has been ordered to pay close to £1.5 million in fines and costs after residents were exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.

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Contractor allegedly refuses to pay compensation despite losing appeal
November 2018

A major contractor, at the centre of a long running dispute with a local authority, is allegedly refusing to pay millions in compensation, despite an Appeal Court decision and the latest judgment from the Technology and Construction Court against them.

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Fraudster who sold fake construction cards is jailed
October 2018

An online trader, who fraudulently manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, has been jailed for more than three years.

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