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Category: Falls from height

Worker’s fall leads to court for two companies

Monday, June 3, 2013

A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.

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Bury roofer in court again over unsafe work

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bury roofer has appeared in court for putting workers’ lives at risk, despite previously being prosecuted after a man was paralysed in a fall through a warehouse roof.

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Wigan worker injured in fall through sports hall roof

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Wigan roofing firm has been fined after an employee was severely injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall.

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Rugby firm fined for London skylight fall

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Midlands firm specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell through a fragile skylight at a north London warehouse.

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County Durham farmer fined after friend broke back in fall

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A farmer has been fined for safety failings after his friend broke his back in a fall while helping him out on his County Durham farm.

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Scaffolder’s lack of safety measures put lives at risk

Friday, May 24, 2013

A scaffolder has been prosecuted for neglecting vital safety measures that put himself, his staff and passing members of the public at risk.

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Lancaster tissue manufacturer in court over worker’s fall

Friday, May 24, 2013

A worker could have been killed when metal grating gave way under his feet at a tissue factory in Lancaster, a court has heard.

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Four metre fall lands company in court

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A construction company based in South East London has been prosecuted for a serious safety breach after a roofing worker plunged four metres through a badly-protected skylight.

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Lewisham Homes in court after woman breaks jaw

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lewisham Council’s homes provider has been fined after a meter reader broke her jaw and smashed most of her teeth in a fall into an unprotected flood pit cellar beneath a block of flats.

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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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