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Category: Falls from height

Collective failures led to death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A County Durham man has been jailed and a Tyneside firm and one of its directors fined after a demolition worker fell to his death from a cherry picker that was knocked over by a falling roof beam.

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Firm in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.

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East of England firms in court for employee fall

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged ten metres through a perspex rooflightonto a concrete floor at a Hertfordshire farm.

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Firms in court after worker fell from unguarded scaffolding

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two firms have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.

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Companies and director sentenced after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, May 13, 2013

The director of a concrete structures firm has been ordered to pay a total of £25,000 in fines and costs after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.

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Roofing company in court for ignoring safety risks

Friday, May 10, 2013

A roofing company has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury at a site in Deeside, Flintshire. The work involved replacing fragile asbestos cement roof sheets with metal roof cladding, no safeguards had been put in place to prevent a fall from height while this hazardous work was being carried out.

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Worker fell through pig shed roof after firm ignored safety warnings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A York firm that fits solar panels has been prosecuted after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire farm.

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Gloucester Manufacturer in court for worker fall

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Gloucester electrical products manufacturer has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee was injured in a fall at work.

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Company fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, April 15, 2013

A self-employed roofer has been fined after an employee suffered major injuries falling through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate.

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Foundry firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.

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Company fined for scissor lift training failures

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Merseyside company has been sentenced for failing to properly train staff on how to use equipment that enables them to work at height.

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Seasonal illuminations company fined for employee fall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A seasonal illuminations company in Chesham has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his arm and lost several teeth when he fell from a ladder.

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Builder in court over life-threatening roof fall

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Merseyside builder has appeared in court after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell from the roof of a terraced house.

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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death

Monday, April 8, 2013

A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield.

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Ignoring known risks ends in fine for farm manager

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.

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Worker’s tree fall lands farmer in court

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

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Building owner and sub-contractor in court for safety failings at former Brewery

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos.

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County Durham construction firm fined for dangerous site in Aberdeen

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A County Durham construction firm has been fined for dangerous practices on a building site in Aberdeen.

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Housing association fined for worker’s fall

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Coventry housing association has been fined for safety failings after an employee fell almost four metres from his ladder while inspecting a gutter.

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West Midlands firm in court after teenage worker’s fall

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Halesowen scaffolding company has been fined after an inexperienced 18-year-old apprentice broke his back when he fell more than three metres.

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