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Category: Falls from height

RoSPA Construction Health and Safety Conference – Birmingham, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This conference will address working at heights, contractor management, leadership, engagement, CDM and more. Speakers include: HSE Head of Construction Policy and Sector, Simon Longbottom and Chris Lucas, HSE Health Risk Management Unit.

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Poole Worker Seriously Injured in Warehouse Roof Fall

Friday, November 29, 2013

Two men have been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell through a fragile warehouse roof in Poole.

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St Helens healthcare firm sentenced over fatal fall

Friday, November 22, 2013

A St Helens healthcare firm has been fined £170,000 for serious safety failings following the death of a worker who fell nearly six metres from scaffolding.

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Construction company and director in court after roof fall

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Monmouth construction firm and its managing director have been fined for safety failings after a labourer fell more than four metres through a fragile barn roof, breaking his back on his first day working for the company.

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Roofing firm fined for ladder fall death

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A roofing company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell to his death from an unsuitable and badly maintained ladder at a Milton Keynes home.

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Contractors fined after worker fell from roof

Friday, November 8, 2013

A construction company and a sub-contractor from Bolton have been fined after inadequate scaffolding led to a worker falling from a roof and suffering a fractured skull and broken back.

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Firm fined after chimney sweep injured in fall

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Clackmannanshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a chimney sweep fell from the chimney stack of a two storey house in Falkirk.

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Building firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A North Yorkshire-based construction company has admitted safety failings that led to one of its employees suffering a fractured skull and eight broken ribs in a four-metre fall.

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Chorley car salvage firm fined over mechanic’s severe burns

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A car mechanic suffered severe burns when the inspection pit he was standing in burst into flames, a court has heard.

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‘Don’t fall for it’: Construction company directors invited to witness live PACE interview

Thursday, October 31, 2013

If a worker you were responsible for was killed or injured at work, how would you feel about being interviewed under caution by health and safety inspectors?

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Waltham Forest builders in court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Leyton building firm has been fined after a labourer suffered multiple leg fractures in a fall when a newly-built first floor collapsed under the weight of concrete blocks weighing some 1.6 tonnes.

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Boldon firm fined after worker seriously hurt in fall

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a fall whilst repairing an extraction unit in Newcastle.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Chemical company fined after worker injured by fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Dumfries company has been fined for safety failings after a 70 year-old worker fell more than four metres from a ladder at the firm’s animal-rendering plant in Motherwell.

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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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Blackburn builders merchant fined over roof fall injury

Friday, October 11, 2013

A builders’ merchant has been sentenced after a man fell through the roof of its Blackburn warehouse.

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Joiner’s fall lands Bradford firm in court

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Bradford construction firm has been fined for neglecting safety after a joiner fell six metres through a fragile rooflight at a factory in Leeds.

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Firm fined for Hippodrome worker fall

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The principal contractor for a major project to renovate the historic Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from an unguarded edge and plunged over four storeys.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

As the initiative draws to a close, take a look at our final image gallery of good and bad practice.

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