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Shopfitters fined £20,000 after man falls from tower scaffold

HSE is warning shopfitters to have correctly assembled mobile tower scaffolds after a worker fell three metres from unprotected scaffolding at a new shopping centre, in Enfield, on 15 September 2006, and suffered serious head injuries. E&F Joinery, based in Hailsham, East Sussex, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey, (Central Criminal Courts), to three breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The company was fined £20,000 and was also instructed to pay costs of £11,895.

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