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Category: Falls from height

Firm fined after worker seriously injured in four metre fall

Friday, June 20, 2014

A 23-year-old worker was left seriously injured after falling more than four metres from a ladder while installing audio visual equipment at a North Yorkshire school, a court has heard.

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Carlisle firm in court after trainee scaffolder injured in fall

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Aberdeen firm sentenced after worker injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.

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Company in court after worker seriously injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Trowbridge company and one of its directors have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a four metre fall from an unsecured metal platform balanced on the raised forks of a fork lift truck.

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Firm sentenced after worker paralysed in fall

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Glasgow-based company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from staircase

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Wolverhampton firm has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a staircase during the construction of a new cinema.

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Mansfield firm turned blind eye to roof dangers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A former Mansfield firm has been prosecuted after an employee fell more than four metres through a fragile rooflight while installing solar panels on a barn in Barnsley.

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Fines imposed for dangerous scaffolding work

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carefree scaffolders put themselves and passers-by in danger as they worked unsafely at height above a busy Covent Garden street, a court has heard.

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York father’s near-death fall lands firm in court

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A young father of two suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged seven metres through an unsafe fragile roof at a farm in Harrogate, magistrates have been told  (4 June).

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Shropshire director jailed for illegal supply of asbestos sheeting after worker fell to his death

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A 64-year-old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s roof fall

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Glasgow company has been fined for safety failings after a worker narrowly escaped major injury after falling five metres through a fragile roof light.

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Essex manufacturer in court after workers’ fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Essex firm which makes precast concrete stairs has been fined for safety failings after four employees fell when a stair mould collapsed beneath them at the company premises in Earls Colne.

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Essex farm partnership in court after worker’s grain store fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A partner of an Essex farm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell four metres from the roof of a grain store at Pages Farm, Stebbing.

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Roof fall changes worker’s life in seconds

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A 54-year-old Leeds worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged nearly seven metres through an unsafe rooflight while installing solar power racking, a court in Bradford heard.

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Fines imposed for reckless ladder work

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A foolhardy roofer has appeared in court after footing a double extension ladder on a transit van in order to access a third floor façade.

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Construction firm sentenced after basement fall paralyses worker

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Southwark construction company has been ordered to pay more than £126,000 in fines and costs after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he fell eight metres from an unguarded window space into a basement.

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Safety failings land Jarrow firm in court

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An engineering company has been fined for safety failings which exposed workers to serious risks of injury from a fall.

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Northampton firms in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Monday, May 19, 2014

A scaffolding firm and the owner of a roofing company have been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he plunged nine metres through a fragile warehouse roof in Northampton.

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Video footage lands skip firm owner in court

Friday, May 16, 2014

The owner of a skip hire firm in Bacup has been fined after he was filmed putting an employee’s life in danger by lifting him in a digger bucket.

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London developer fined for work at height risks

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The owner and developer of a construction site in Raynes Park has appeared in court after a sharp-eyed safety inspector twice spotted dangerous work at height from the carriage of a passing train.

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