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Category: Falls from height

Firm fined after worker seriously injured in scaffold fall

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An Aberdeen-based building and joinery firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell three metres from scaffolding that he was dismantling.

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Plymouth builder fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, February 23, 2015

A partner in a building and roofing company has been fined after a worker plunged nearly six metres to the ground falling through a fragile roof light and sustaining multiple injuries.

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Dangerous demolition put workers in danger

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A demolition firm in Windsor has appeared in court after being caught on camera risking the lives of workers on the roof of a disused pub.

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Firm in court after man died in roof fall

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof.

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Worker’s death uncovers serious safety failures

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An investigation into the death of a worker installing guttering at a home in Llandudno found he was using an unsafe ladder, a court heard today.

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Roofing firm in court after worker’s fall

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Leicestershire roofing company has been fined after a worker fell more than three metres through a fragile roof light.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

A leading engineering company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from scaffolding and suffered serious injuries.

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Building firm sentenced after worker’s friend suffers devastating injuries

Friday, February 13, 2015

An Oldham building firm has been fined after a friend of a worker sustained life-changing injuries when he fell from the second floor of a partially built house.

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Farm director gets fine after dangerous work at height

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

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Unsafe roof work leads to court

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A West Midlands engineering firm and a Shropshire roofer have been prosecuted after a member of the public spotted men working unsafely at height.

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Development failings land multiple defendants in court

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Five separate parties have been sentenced for allowing unsafe work practices and poor welfare standards at a construction site in Upper Norwood.

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Farmer in court for roof fall failings

Friday, February 6, 2015

The partner of an East Sussex farm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a three metre fall through a fragile cowshed roof.

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Three firms sentenced after worker’s death

Friday, February 6, 2015

A renewable technology company and two sub-contractors have been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he fell seven metres from a roof while installing solar panels.

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Suffolk company in court for unsafe asbestos removal

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Suffolk building company has been fined after removing asbestos insulation board without a licence and failing to protect its workers from falls of up to four metres at a farm building in Waltham, Essex.

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Stevedores fined for worker’s severe injuries

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Glamorgan stevedoring company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee suffered severe leg injuries falling from a trailer.

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Cheshire house builder in court after joiner badly injured in fall

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A house building firm has been sentenced after a joiner suffered serious injuries when he fell five metres from the second floor of a new development in Alderley Edge.

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Building firm sentenced for corporate manslaughter

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A building firm and its owner have been sentenced today (3 February 2015) at Preston Crown Court, following an incident in 2011 where a man died as a result of falling through a roof.

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Construction giant and subcontractor in court after metal frame collapsed

Monday, February 2, 2015

A leading construction firm and a concrete contractor have been fined after a metal frame collapsed at a site in Birmingham, knocking two workers from scissor-lift platforms.

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Company fined after worker killed in offshore incident

Monday, February 2, 2015

An offshore services company has been fined for serious safety failings following an incident in which a worker died after plunging 23 metres from a platform into the sea.

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Preston solar panel firm sentenced over roof fall death

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Preston-based company, which installs solar panels, has been fined £45,000 following the death of a worker who fell through a barn roof.

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