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Category: Falls from height

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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Scaffold firm owner ‘put lives at risk’

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The owner of a Surrey-based scaffolding firm has been prosecuted after he and an employee were captured on camera balancing on a single rail some nine metres above ground.

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Somerset contractor in court for worker’s injuries in roof fall

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A former Tiverton building firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe arm injuries when he fell through an unguarded fragile roof light.

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Roof fall put worker in hospital

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A West Yorkshire green energy firm and a solar installer have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a labourer was severely injured when he fell nearly seven metres from a roof.

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Dangerous roof work caught on camera

Friday, October 31, 2014

A builder has been fined after two of his workers were photographed on a house roof in Burnley without safety measures in place.

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Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

Friday, October 24, 2014

Burnley College has been fined £20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system.

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Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drinks company Diageo Scotland Ltd has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

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Mental health service provider fined following patient fall

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mental health services provider North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (NEPUFT) has been fined for safety failings after a resident service user with a history of trying to abscond fell from the first floor window of a secure unit in Harlow.

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Essex firm in court after worker’s fall

Friday, October 10, 2014

An Essex security firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer broke his elbow when he fell more than three metres through fragile ceiling tiles at a site in Dunton, Essex.

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Civil engineering firm in court for unsafe work at height

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Covent Garden-based civil engineering contractor has been prosecuted for safety failings after an inspection of a Mayfair construction site identified multiple work-at-height risks.

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Contractor fined for worker’s 60ft tree fall

Monday, October 6, 2014

A tree surgeon dislocated his hip after falling more than 18 metres to the ground when the limb of a diseased tree he was working on gave way, a court heard today.

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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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