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Category: Falls from height

Court stop for bus manufacturer

Monday, February 24, 2014

A major international bus and coach manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was injured at its Sheffield plant after falling from a poorly-guarded gantry.

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Suspended prison sentence for builder after bricklayer paralysed by fall

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Lincoln builder has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence after a self-employed bricklayer broke his back in two places after falling three metres from faulty scaffolding.

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.

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Cardiff contractors in court over worker’s roof plunge

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Cardiff building contractor has been fined for breaking safety legislation after a young worker broke his back in a seven-metre fall through an unprotected hole in a roof.

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Firm fined after decorator is seriously injured in stairwell fall

Thursday, February 6, 2014

An Essex construction company has been fined after a self-employed decorator was severely injured in a stairwell fall at a building site in Cambridgeshire.

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Document firm fined for step ladder failings

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The UK division of global documents security company Iron Mountain has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his arm in a fall from a dangerous step ladder.

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Redditch recycling firm fined £100,000 for worker’s death

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Redditch recycling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed by a bale of waste weighing more than a tonne.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Firm fined £250,000 over worker fall death at Wythenshawe warehouse

Friday, January 31, 2014

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe.

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Worker died after fall through roof light

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a chemical store at a creamery in Cornwall.

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Fitting firm fined over severe head injury

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Bedfordshire fitting company has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained a serious head injury in a preventable fall from a temporary scaffolding platform in Kensington.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Contractor in court for ignoring safety risks

Monday, January 27, 2014

A self-employed building contractor from Chippenham has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury after they were seen working on a barn roof with nothing to guard against a fall.

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Liverpool building firm sentenced after roofer paralysed

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Liverpool building firm has been fined £105,000 after a roofer was paralysed when he fell from a ladder in Southport while carrying a bag of building materials.

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Cheshire cheese firm fined after worker falls from forklift

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Cheshire cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck during an unsafe loading operation.

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Firm fined after worker is injured in lift shaft fall

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A construction company has been fined after a lift engineer was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft at a hospital construction site in Cambridge.

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Anglesey builder fined for worker’s fall through roof

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for breaking safety legislation after a young worker plunged five metres through a barn roof onto a concrete floor causing extensive and permanent injuries.

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