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Category: Falls from height

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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Logistics firm in court after worker breaks leg in lorry fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Suffolk logistics firm has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at a company warehouse in Felixstowe.

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Roofers fined after being spotted working unsafely

Monday, April 28, 2014

A West Midlands roofing firm has been fined after a passing safety official spotted an employee working unsafely at height without any fall protection.

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Power distribution consultancy fined after employee fall

Friday, April 25, 2014

A West Yorkshire power distribution services provider has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple fractures in a cherry picker fall in Hertfordshire.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Friday, April 25, 2014

A roofing firm and its managing director have been fined after they allowed workers onto a house roof in Tyldesley to use a jet washer without safety measures in place.

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Six metre fall lands Orkney firm in court

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Orkney-based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell six metres through a roof sheet.

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Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in Northamptonshire.

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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

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Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-changing injuries when he fell almost four metres through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen.

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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New guidance for the safety of dock workers

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

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Gwent property company and director in court for safety neglect

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Gwent-based property development company and its director have been fined for putting the lives of workers at serious risk through unsafe roof work.

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House builder fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Tyneside house builder has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall when a temporary handrail gave way as she leant on it.

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Roof fall lands Leicestershire firm in court

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Leicestershire roofing company has been fined after a worker was injured when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof light.

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Cornwall Council and building company fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A West London roofing company and its director have been prosecuted after workers were photographed on a house roof without any safety measures to stop them falling to the ground below.

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Leicestershire logistics firm sentenced over men’s injuries

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A logistics company, which operates world-wide, has been prosecuted after two Margate employees were left badly injured when they were knocked nearly five metres to the ground.

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Caravan firm in court after worker injured in fall

Monday, March 17, 2014

A caravan firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer was injured in a fall from height while renovating a caravan at its premises in Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

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Scaffolding firm in court for department store failings

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Hertfordshire scaffolding firm has been fined for a catalogue of safety failings – including throwing and catching metal fittings over the heads of shoppers – as they erected two scaffolds outside an Oxford department store.

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