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Category: Falls from height

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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Poole contractor in court after falling steel injures workers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two workers were left with broken bones but escaped with their lives after being struck by a length of steel that fell from nine floors above them, a court has heard. 

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Bristol company fined £10,000 for Edinburgh warehouse fall (COPFS release)

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Bristol-based roofing company has pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Go…

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Firm fined after worker seriously hurt in roof fall

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A roofing firm has today (31 July) been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall through the roof of a Gateshead warehouse.

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Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street.

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

Monday, July 28, 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

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Five in court for multiple safety failings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been fined for repeated safety failings after workers were caught on a roof without taking proper safety precautions.

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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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