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Category: Falls from height

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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Life-changing injuries cloud trainee vet’s ambitions

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Shropshire horse breeder has been prosecuted for safety failings after a student suffered severe leg and pelvic injuries when she was felled by four straw bales on her last day of work experience.

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker injured in fall

Friday, March 14, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined after a painter and decorator was injured when he fell through an unprotected ladder opening on scaffolding at a block of flats in Hemel Hempstead.

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Foundry fined after worker fell through roof

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Coventry foundry has been fined after a worker broke three ribs after falling five metres through a fragile roof sheet while clearing gutters.

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Somerset worker fined for endangering workers’ lives

Monday, March 3, 2014

A roofing contractor put the lives of workers at risk by failing to protect them from falls as they worked up to nine metres above ground on a barn roof, a court has been told.

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Builder fined after worker injured in roof fall

Friday, February 28, 2014

A builder has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell through the fragile roof of a cowshed.

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Company fined after worker injured in roof fall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Edinburgh-based contracting firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell five metres head first through a roof light.

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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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