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Pictures or articles on people failing to wear hard hats

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I'm putting together a PPE campaign including one on the importance of wearing hard hats. Does anyone have or know where I can get any good articles or pictures where people have failed to wear their hard hats. I've looked on the net and don't seem to be able to find anything.

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drop me a pm with your email.

I have a video clip which shows a 2kg weight being dropped from 1 metre onto a water melon (headlike) firstly with safety helmet and then without. Quite eye opening.

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Hi MM&G

There is this link from ROSPA http://www.youngworker.co.uk/weo/casest ... se_cs5.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This following page has details for work related deaths in Greater manchester - http://www.corporateaccountability.org/ ... 6to07.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; -including this one about half way down.

"Peter was working on the windows of a home in Leigh when he fell 20 feet to his death from a ladder. He fell head first on to a concrete patio and, despite the efforts of staff at Salford's Hope Hospital, died the next day from extensive head injuries."

also this on the same site

"David, a chartered quantity surveyor, died instantly when he fell 20ft through a covered trap door and landed on the stone floor at Holy Trinity Church, in Trinity Street, Bolton. David was in the church with another surveyor, from builders G & J Seddon.

David, who was the head of a Preston-based firm, had been asked to carry out a cost study of the Grade II listed building for G & J Seddon, which was planning to convert it into apartments.

He sustained fatal head injuries when he fell through the trap door in the first floor of the church bell tower.

The inquest was held at Manchester West Coroner’s Court in Bolton on 11 May 2007. The jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death'.

The hearing was told it was not known who covered the trap door but that people had been sleeping rough there.

Charles Cottle, a health and safety inspector, said after the inquest: "We need to highlight that there is a proper risk assessment process. As we have seen in this tragic case, just being careful isn't always enough."


Man wins £5m for brain injury due to scaffold fall http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=3098708" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Man dies of head injury on site http://www.builderandengineer.co.uk/new ... d-744.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I can post more if required

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Re: Pictures or articles on people failing to wear hard hats

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Here is one for you ./thumbsup..
Last edited by Jack Kane on Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: I removed the picture because although it's an effective tool to help people understand, it can be distressing for people to see, especially without warning!
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:shock: That should do it .pukeleft but .salut
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yeah it is a bad one, i use it in our Gin Wheel and Rope Operations powerpoint
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Hi willpool,
Would you also send it to me?
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Tony

Yes, if you PM me your email address.

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Post by Jack Kane »

Danwel, another reason I removed the picture is that I don't want the forums to end up a place to post gory pictures of injuries. There are plenty other methods of getting these images and I'd rather it wasn't on here :|

Mistersmith, really good links above thanks for sharing. I would be cautious though that some of these injuries are from falls from height. Hard hats aren't designed to protect the wearer in the event of a fall.
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Ok jack no worries, it wasn't intended to be anything other than an effective but true picture but no worries ./thumbsup..
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Hi MM&G

Taking on board JK's advice from my last post thse are more specific

http://www.hardhats.4ursafety.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

wisha-training.lni.wa.gov/training/trainingkits/hardhats/hardhatstories.doc

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... _104681832" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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