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Category: Falls from height

Barnet’s housing firm fined for safety failings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A homes provider company for Barnet Council has been fined today (18/12) for safety failings after a heating engineer was found dead in a communal boiler house at one of their housing estates.

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Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders

Friday, December 12, 2014

A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart. 

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Brent building firm in court over fall dangers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A building firm in North West London has been fined for neglecting safety after a carpenter broke his collarbone and a rib when he fell through an unprotected rooflight opening.

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Worker felled by falling metal beam in City street

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced after a six-metre metal beam fell from the sixth floor of a building, striking and injuring a worker on a third floor scaffold before crashing onto a busy street in the City of London.

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Aircraft firm gets it wrong with work at height

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month.

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Kent firm and director in court over ‘appalling’ site safety

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Kent construction company and its managing director have been prosecuted after both displayed a ‘shocking disregard’ for workers’ safety at a demolition site in Surrey.

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Four prosecuted after roof fall death

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A developer, scaffolding company, its director and a roofer have been sentenced after a worker fell around seven metres to his death in Staffordshire.

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Consett firm prosecuted after trainee injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Consett firm has been fined after a worker was injured when he became trapped between the basket of a cherrypicker and a steel rail during a construction project in Newcastle.

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High dangers caught on camera

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Berkshire construction firm has been fined after three workers were photographed on a roof and ladder platform in Windsor without any safety measures in place.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than four metres while dismantling a recycling cabin.

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Plasterer breaks back in fall at Cheshire mansion

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Cheshire building firm has been fined after a plasterer broke his back when he fell three metres during the construction of a six-bedroom house.

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Jedburgh firm fined after worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Jedburgh firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft as he was transporting a loaded cage trolley that landed on top of him.

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Safety failings land scaffolding firm in court

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Carmarthenshire scaffolding company has been fined for safety failings that exposed workers to serious risks of injury from a fall.

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Scaffolder in court for dangerous work

Thursday, November 20, 2014

An Essex scaffolder and a labourer he employed risked their lives and endangered the public around them with precarious and unsafe work at a Chelsea property.

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Wimbledon building firm risked workers’ lives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A construction company in south west London has been prosecuted for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park.

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Builder fined over unsafe roof work in Stalybridge

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Tameside builder has been fined after he allowed workers to carry out unsafe roof work in Stalybridge, despite previously receiving a formal warning about the issue.

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Essex tree surgeon in court after chainsaw fall onto worker

Friday, November 14, 2014

A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.

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Worker’s fall lands Cardiff construction company in court

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Malcolm Milne, 59, from Caldicot, fell approximately 8ft from a single storey roof to the ground when a beam he was standing on gave way at Beach Cliff, Penarth, on 30 January 2013. He spent several days in hospital, was reliant on crutches for five mo…

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Forty per cent of construction sites fail health and safety spot-checks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.

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GEIS6 – The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, November 7, 2014

This information sheet is aimed at those who select, specify, manage and operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be assessed and managed while the MEWP is in use.

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