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Category: Falls from height

Construction companies in court after worker sustains head injuries in fall

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two separate divisions of a Kent construction conglomerate have been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile garage roof in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

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Firm in court after worker paralysed in roof fall

Monday, January 26, 2015

An East Lothian firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was left paralysed when he fell almost four metres through a fragile rooflight.

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Firm in court after routine inspection reveals unsafe work at height

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A construction company with a record of endangering the lives of its workers has been fined after the Health and Safety Executive found once again it was putting workers at serious risk of falling from height.

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Dangerous scaffold costs Portsmouth firm owner

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The owner of a small construction firm in Portsmouth has been fined after he erected a series of scaffolds in and around the town over several months in late 2013 that were riddled with dangerous faults.

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Kent contractors fined for safety dangers

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Kent-based company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after exposing workers to unnecessary dangers.

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Barnet’s housing firm fined for safety failings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A homes provider company for Barnet Council has been fined today (18/12) for safety failings after a heating engineer was found dead in a communal boiler house at one of their housing estates.

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Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders

Friday, December 12, 2014

A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart. 

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Brent building firm in court over fall dangers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A building firm in North West London has been fined for neglecting safety after a carpenter broke his collarbone and a rib when he fell through an unprotected rooflight opening.

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Worker felled by falling metal beam in City street

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced after a six-metre metal beam fell from the sixth floor of a building, striking and injuring a worker on a third floor scaffold before crashing onto a busy street in the City of London.

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Aircraft firm gets it wrong with work at height

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month.

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Kent firm and director in court over ‘appalling’ site safety

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Kent construction company and its managing director have been prosecuted after both displayed a ‘shocking disregard’ for workers’ safety at a demolition site in Surrey.

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Four prosecuted after roof fall death

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A developer, scaffolding company, its director and a roofer have been sentenced after a worker fell around seven metres to his death in Staffordshire.

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Consett firm prosecuted after trainee injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Consett firm has been fined after a worker was injured when he became trapped between the basket of a cherrypicker and a steel rail during a construction project in Newcastle.

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High dangers caught on camera

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Berkshire construction firm has been fined after three workers were photographed on a roof and ladder platform in Windsor without any safety measures in place.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than four metres while dismantling a recycling cabin.

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Plasterer breaks back in fall at Cheshire mansion

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Cheshire building firm has been fined after a plasterer broke his back when he fell three metres during the construction of a six-bedroom house.

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Jedburgh firm fined after worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Jedburgh firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft as he was transporting a loaded cage trolley that landed on top of him.

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Safety failings land scaffolding firm in court

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Carmarthenshire scaffolding company has been fined for safety failings that exposed workers to serious risks of injury from a fall.

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Scaffolder in court for dangerous work

Thursday, November 20, 2014

An Essex scaffolder and a labourer he employed risked their lives and endangered the public around them with precarious and unsafe work at a Chelsea property.

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Wimbledon building firm risked workers’ lives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A construction company in south west London has been prosecuted for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park.

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