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Category: Falls from height

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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Free Working at Heights Seminar – Bradford, 25 June 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The event will provide information on working at height, it offers employers and workers advice and guidance to comply with the law and work safely at height. Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY, 25 June 2013.

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South Wales firm fined for worker’s six metre fall

Monday, June 10, 2013

An engineering firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered major injuries when he plunged six metres from a platform he was working on when it was hit by an overhead gantry crane.

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High school fined after pupil’s climbing wall injury

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Essex high school has been fined for safety failings after a 14-year-old boy fell more than four metres from a climbing wall.

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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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