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Category: Falls from height

Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

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Firm fined after dairy worker seriously injured in fall

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A CountyDurham dairy has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall. 

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Firms in court after Liverpool worker’s life-threatening roof fall

Monday, August 11, 2014

Two firms have been sentenced for safety failings after a Liverpool worker suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell through the roof of a former Cheshire factory.

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Cleaning company fined for risky rooftop work

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Stoke-on-Trent company, which uses jet washers to clean roof tiles, has been fined after a worker was spotted on a roof without any falls protection in place.

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Poole contractor in court after falling steel injures workers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two workers were left with broken bones but escaped with their lives after being struck by a length of steel that fell from nine floors above them, a court has heard. 

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Bristol company fined £10,000 for Edinburgh warehouse fall (COPFS release)

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Bristol-based roofing company has pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Go…

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Firm fined after worker seriously hurt in roof fall

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A roofing firm has today (31 July) been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall through the roof of a Gateshead warehouse.

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Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street.

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

Monday, July 28, 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

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Five in court for multiple safety failings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been fined for repeated safety failings after workers were caught on a roof without taking proper safety precautions.

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Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.

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Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall

Monday, July 21, 2014

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.

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Developer goes to prison after repeatedly flaunting safety laws

Friday, July 18, 2014

A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing.

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Hertfordshire roofing firm in court after worker’s fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A roof repair company from Potters Bar has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell four metres from the roof of business park premises in Hoddesdon.

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Recycling firm in court after contractors hurt in fall

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Leicestershire recycling company has been fined after two contractors fell more than two metres while fixing a roller-shutter door.

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Logistics firm fails to spot gap in safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Northampton logistics firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at their site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

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