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Category: Falls from height

Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.

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Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall

Monday, July 21, 2014

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.

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Developer goes to prison after repeatedly flaunting safety laws

Friday, July 18, 2014

A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing.

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Hertfordshire roofing firm in court after worker’s fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A roof repair company from Potters Bar has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell four metres from the roof of business park premises in Hoddesdon.

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Recycling firm in court after contractors hurt in fall

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Leicestershire recycling company has been fined after two contractors fell more than two metres while fixing a roller-shutter door.

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Logistics firm fails to spot gap in safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Northampton logistics firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at their site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

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Joinery firm in court after worker crushed by falling MDF

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An Essex joinery firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee was crushed by half a tonne of fibreboards (MDF) at its premises in Basildon.

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Firm fined after worker loses leg in scaffold fall

Monday, June 23, 2014

A worker who had no recognised training as a scaffolder had to have a lower leg amputated after he fell from unguarded scaffolding, a court has heard.

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Wigan firm in court over HGV danger

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Wigan firm which produces animal bedding has been fined after allowing its employees to stand on the top of lorry trailers without safety measures in place to prevent a fall.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured in four metre fall

Friday, June 20, 2014

A 23-year-old worker was left seriously injured after falling more than four metres from a ladder while installing audio visual equipment at a North Yorkshire school, a court has heard.

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Carlisle firm in court after trainee scaffolder injured in fall

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Aberdeen firm sentenced after worker injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.

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Company in court after worker seriously injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Trowbridge company and one of its directors have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a four metre fall from an unsecured metal platform balanced on the raised forks of a fork lift truck.

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Firm sentenced after worker paralysed in fall

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Glasgow-based company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from staircase

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Wolverhampton firm has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a staircase during the construction of a new cinema.

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Mansfield firm turned blind eye to roof dangers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A former Mansfield firm has been prosecuted after an employee fell more than four metres through a fragile rooflight while installing solar panels on a barn in Barnsley.

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Fines imposed for dangerous scaffolding work

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carefree scaffolders put themselves and passers-by in danger as they worked unsafely at height above a busy Covent Garden street, a court has heard.

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York father’s near-death fall lands firm in court

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A young father of two suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged seven metres through an unsafe fragile roof at a farm in Harrogate, magistrates have been told  (4 June).

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