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Category: Falls from height

Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Essex firm fined for Hampshire roof fall

Monday, August 12, 2013

An Essex construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his spine when he fell through a skylight opening at a construction site in Hampshire.

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Eight metre fall for trainee lands firm in court

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Hertfordshire firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a trainee employee suffered multiple fractures in an eight-metre fall from a roof.

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RR978 – Access equipment for construction work at height in residential properties

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The aim of this project was to identify reasonably practical measures to reduce the number of deaths of workers in micro enterprises (MEs), and those who work as sole traders, in carrying out repairs at height on residential properties.

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Company and director sentenced for house collapse failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Buckinghamshire construction company and its managing director have been fined for multiple safety failings following the total collapse of two large properties in Westminster.

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Hereford building firm fined for employee roof fall

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Hereford construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his back when he fell more than three metres through a roof.

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Company and director fined for Baglan site failings

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Lancashire housebuilder and its sole director have been fined for safety failings following two serious incidents at a new-build development in South Wales.

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Skip company fined for storage failings

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A London skip company has been fined for dangerous working practices and other failings arising from its storage of skips at a Park Royal goods yard.

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Council fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of an employee who plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse.

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Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he plunged four metres through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site.

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Dorset contractor in court for neglecting safety risks

Thursday, July 4, 2013

An agricultural engineering contractor has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a farm building in Dorset.

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Vending machine firm fined after employee falls through roof

Monday, July 1, 2013

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard.

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Company sentenced following platform collapse

Friday, June 28, 2013

A Hertfordshire construction company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a temporary platform collapsed at a landmark development in south London.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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Farm business fined after labourer seriously injured in roof fall

Monday, June 24, 2013

An East Ayrshire dairy farm business has been fined after a labourer was seriously injured when he fell through a rooflight on a cow shed.

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Monmouth roofing firm in court again over unsafe work

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Monmouth roofing firm has been fined after it allowed workers onto a house roof without safety measures in place, despite an employee being injured in a fall less than five months earlier.

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Worker’s six metre fall lands two Kent businesses in court

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Kent father and granddad died after plunging six metres through a fragile skylight because safety measures were neglected both by his employer and a major drinks wholesaler, a court has heard.

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North Wales company in court after worker’s fall

Monday, June 17, 2013

A haulage company has been fined after an employee sustained injuries falling from a wooden pallet carried on a fork lift truck.

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Site supervisor fined after worker paralysed in roof fall

Friday, June 14, 2013

A site supervisor has been fined after a co-worker was left paralysed after falling ten metres from the roof of a Tyneside warehouse.

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