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Category: Falls from height

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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Construction firm fined after worker’s roof light fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Sunderland construction firm has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell three metres through a fragile roof light landing on the floor below.

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Family farming business sentenced after worker injured in roof fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell more than three metres through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Construction firm prosecuted after apprentice’s fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Dutch building firm has been fined after an apprentice fractured his skull falling more than six metres from a scaffold during construction of the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre.

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Farming family prosecuted for avoidable roof fall death

Monday, May 12, 2014

A farming family in south west Wales has been sentenced for safety failings after a roof worker plunged 15 feet to his death in front of his two sons.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker fell from ladder

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Birmingham firm has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a two-metre fall from a ladder while constructing scaffolding for the set of a television programme.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker falls through church roof

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Southampton worker suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged five metres through a hole in a church roof in South East London while it was being repaired, a court has been told.

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Company in court after man falls from summer house roof

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Trowbridge company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from the roof of a summerhouse he was erecting in Christchurch, Dorset.

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