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Category: Falls from height

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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Company fined for unsafe work at height

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A building repair company has been fined for safety failings after workers were seen operating unsafely at height at a Warwick industrial estate.

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Company and director fined after worker fell through roof

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A County Durham firm and a director have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell around 3.5 metres through the fragile roof of a barn he was cleaning.

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Barnstaple building company fined for ignoring safety risks

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Barnstaple construction company has been fined for safety failings after a ground worker was seriously injured when he stumbled from an excavator and fell down a five metre bank at a construction site in Middle Marwood.

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

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Council prosecuted after school caretaker injured in fall

Monday, March 18, 2013

A local council has been found guilty of breaching health and safety law after a school caretaker was injured in a fall from a shed roof in Oldham.

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Forest of Dean workman fined for friend’s fall through roof

Monday, March 18, 2013

A self-employed maintenance worker has been fined after a friend, who was helping him on a job, fell through the roof of a disused factory.

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H&S Toolbox – Working at height: practical measures to reduce the risk

Monday, March 11, 2013

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries – the health and safety toolbox shows how employers can take simple, practical measures to reduce the risk to workers.

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Solar panel firm fined for worker fall in Hampshire

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Dorset company specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from a roof in Hampshire.

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Firm fined after pedestrian is struck by falling masonry

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Portsmouth firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public was struck by masonry during unsafe overhead work in Surrey.

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Company fined after Norfolk engineer fractured skull in fall

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Norfolk food company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a 49 year-old engineer fractured his skull and was left partially deaf after a three metre fall.

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