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Category: Falls from height

Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Wirral builder photographed risking lives

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 

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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below.

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Company prosecuted after worker suffers back injury in fork lift fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A fork lift truck company has been fined after a worker at its West Bromwich factory fractured a vertebra in his back when one of its vehicles fell from a lorry.

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Roofers fail the work at height test

Thursday, September 18, 2014

West London roofing firm found itself in court after it allowed employees to work on roofs with no safety measures to protect them from potentially fatal falls. 

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Solar panel installer in court after workers’ fall through roof

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined for safety failings after two brothers fell 15ft through a fragile roof that had not been identified as a risk.

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SW Global Resourcing Limited fined £200,000 (COPFS release)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Glasgow based company has pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act which resulted in the death of an employee at the Annick Water Viaduct, Stewarton, Ayrshire, in 2010.

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Contractors in court after leisure centre roof fall

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two building contractors have been fined after a worker broke his back when he fell four metres from a roof.

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Guilty or Not Guilty? Construction companies invited to mock trial

Friday, September 5, 2014

Companies from the construction industry and its associated trades are being invited to a mock trial to give their verdict on a fictitious health and safety prosecution.

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Scaffolding boss jailed for worker death failings

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Eltham-based owner of a Kent scaffolding business has been jailed for 15 months for safety failings after a worker plunged 14 metres to his death at a site in North West London.

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Building firm pays price for teenager’s loft fall

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A 17-year-old labourer from south-west London had a narrow escape after surviving a four-metre fall through a hole in a loft with only cuts and bruises.

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Plymouth roofing firm fined for worker’s life threatening injuries

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A roofer nearly died after falling whilst working on the ridge of part of a roof where there was no protection to prevent a fall.

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Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

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Firm fined after dairy worker seriously injured in fall

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A CountyDurham dairy has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall. 

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Firms in court after Liverpool worker’s life-threatening roof fall

Monday, August 11, 2014

Two firms have been sentenced for safety failings after a Liverpool worker suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell through the roof of a former Cheshire factory.

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Cleaning company fined for risky rooftop work

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Stoke-on-Trent company, which uses jet washers to clean roof tiles, has been fined after a worker was spotted on a roof without any falls protection in place.

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