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Category: Falls from height

Leicestershire firm prosecuted after worker’s five-metre fall

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Leicestershire building firm has been fined after an employee fell five metres and was then struck by a wooden board and concrete blocks after a partially-built floor gave way.

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Newquay building contractor fined for ignoring safety risks

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Newquay building contractor has been fined for allowing multiple safety failings at a new-build construction site, exposing workers to serious risk of injury.

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Food company fined for failing to protect workers

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A global ingredients company has been fined for safety failings after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents a year apart at its UK manufacturing base near Hitchin.

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Companies sentenced after worker’s fatal fall

Friday, November 23, 2012

A major construction company and a concrete structures firm have been sentenced today (23 November) after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.

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Lancashire builder risked lives on scaffolding

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Lancashire builder has appeared in court after he ignored a formal warning to stop working at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower.

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Leicester firm prosecuted after worker’s five-metre fall

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Leicester door-fitting firm has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck.

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Firm fined after worker falls into sewage well

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A West Midlands company has been fined after a worker fell and slid seven metres into sewage well in Halesowen.

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Ribble Valley firm prosecuted for unsafe scaffolding

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The lives of several construction workers were put at risk as they worked on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble Valley, a court has heard.

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Construction company ignored vital safety warnings

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A building firm put the lives of its employees and nearby residents at risk after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings on a redevelopment project in Bristol city centre.

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Life-changing injuries for worker in scaffold fall

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A scaffolding company and its director have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a 2.5 metre fall from a scaffold platform at a property in Kent.

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Salad company in safety prosecution

Friday, November 2, 2012

An East Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres through a greenhouse roof.

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Firms sentenced after worker left with permanent injury

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A building company and a decorating firm have been fined after a Birmingham worker suffered multiple injuries when he plummeted more than seven metres through a skylight.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Balfour Beatty prosecuted for safety failings at Plymouth Life Centre

Monday, October 29, 2012

Construction giant Balfour Beatty has been fined for safety failings after an unsupported floor deck collapsed during work at the Plymouth Life Centre. Two workers fell two-and-a-half metres in the incident on 8 July last year, although both escaped with only minor injuries.

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Essex firm fined after contractor fell seven metres

Friday, October 26, 2012

An Essex manufacturing firm has been fined after a contractor suffered multiple fractures to his skull, leg, back and wrist when he fell from an unsecured platform.

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Blackburn firm fined over unsafe work on school roof

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Blackburn firm has been fined for allowing work to be carried out on a primary school roof without safety measures in place.

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Building firm fined for worker ladder fall

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Birmingham construction company has been fined for safety failings after a contractor was injured when he fell more than five metres from a ladder.

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Ealing company prosecuted for tipper fall failings

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A London waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker on his first day in a new job sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell from the top of a tipper lorry.

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Gillingham worker pays price for firm’s safety failings

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Dartford Scaffolding firm and its director have been prosecuted for failing to provide a safe way of working on a fragile roof after a worker fell and suffered serious injuries.

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Cwmbran builder fined for worker fall

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Cwmbran builder has been fined after an employee was seriously injured in a 2.3-metre fall from the roof of a property near Llandegfedd Reservoir.

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