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Worker Admits Role in Deadly Fall

A second man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a “highly unusual” case involving an industrial accident at Bennets Green more than five years ago.  Richard Kevin Thirkell, of Newcastle, was a roof plumber on an Abdon Close worksite when Edgeworth mother Judith Davis, 41, fell 9.6 metres through a roof to her death on […]

ARAA Proposed Procedure – Poor Anchor Point Sites

The ARAA has identified that many sites continue being fitted with poorly designed, installed, documented and marked anchor installations.  This leads to significant issues for our industry and we (the ARAA) have acted on this by running public information sessions and by developing an anchor code which has since been freely available to the general […]