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Category: Falls from height

Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site.

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker’s roof fall

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hemel Hempstead Scaffolding Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn.

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight metres above a West End street

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below.

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Worker falls through roof light

Monday, February 1, 2016

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light.

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Working at height whilst window cleaning

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Updated webpages provide information for window cleaners who work at height. Guidance replaces information sheets MISC 611, 612 and 613.

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Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell four metres from scaffolding

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An East Anglian Scaffolding company was fined after a worker fell over four metres suffering severe injuries.

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Fruit farm fined for safety failings at farm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Kent based fruit farm has been fined for safety failings after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), visited the site following a RIDDOR reportable incident.

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Firms fined after two employees were injured in cold store collapse

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Two companies were fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured at a construction site when a cold store collapsed under them.

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Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails.

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Company director fined after worker falls through skylight

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The company director of a sash restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres through an unprotected skylight.

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Company fined after worker falls from van roof

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A glazing firm was fined after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries.

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Companies sentenced over death of scaffolder

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two companies have been fined a total of £1.3million following the death of a scaffolder who was just weeks away from his wedding day.

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Two companies fined for safety failings after two separate incidents

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tata Chemicals Europe Limited and Capper Industrial Contractors have been fined following safety failings on two separate occasions.

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Construction worker falls from height suffering serious injury

Monday, December 21, 2015

A construction firm was fined after a worker was seriously injured after falling head first approximately two and a half metres.

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Water supplier fined after three maintenance workers injured

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cambridgeshire water supplier, Anglian Water Services Limited (AWSL), has been fined after three workers were injured in two separate incidents at its water recycling centres in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and Saffron Walden, Essex.

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Company fined after worker seriously injured

Friday, December 18, 2015

A waste and recycling company was fined £450,000 after a stack of baled waste collapsed, seriously injuring a worker.

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Worker paralysed after fall caused by electric shock

Friday, December 18, 2015

An electrical power company was fined after a worker was paralysed after receiving an electric shock and falling from a ladder.

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Two firms fined after worker was seriously hurt in fall from roof

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A construction company and a roofing firm have been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through the roof of a South Shields community centre.

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Metal company prosecuted after employee falls from height

Friday, December 11, 2015

Manchester Galvanising Ltd, a manufacturer of coated metals, was fined after an employee suffered a fractured foot and shoulder after falling three metres from a ladder into a drying pit.

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Builder fined after sacks of rubble thrown from building window

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Coalville construction firm working in Leicester has been sentenced after workers were spotted throwing sacks of rubble from a building project opposite a police station.

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