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Category: Falls from height

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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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Plymouth roofer fined for employee’s fall from ladder

Friday, January 17, 2014

A decorator suffered severe injuries after falling seven feet from an untied ladder placed in a dangerous manner on a curved section of ironwork.

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

Friday, January 17, 2014

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

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Textile trader in court after dangers witnessed

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A textile recycler from Surrey has been prosecuted after two of his staff were spotted by a passing safety inspector working dangerously close to the edge of an unprotected roof.

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Developer sentenced for management failings following platform collapse

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A prominent London developer has been sentenced for safety management failings after a worker was seriously injured when a temporary platform collapsed at a landmark site in south London.

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Firm fined after worker is injured in fall

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Hertfordshire firm has been fined after a worker injured his knee during unsafe work to clean high level light fittings.

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Court for Holmfirth firm after safety failings

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The owners of a Holmfirth business park have been fined after a local worker fractured an ankle in a fall from a ladder while carrying out work in disused premises nearby.

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Farming company fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Friday, December 20, 2013

A farming partnership has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a cowshed that was being dismantled.

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Kent building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley.

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One in three basement projects fail safety checks

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More than a third of domestic basement projects in three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day clampdown, figures reveal.

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Northamptonshire firm prosecuted after scaffold collapse

Monday, December 16, 2013

Northamptonshire shoppers were forced to run for safety as a scaffold collapsed and fell some 20 metres towards them, a court has heard.

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Construction firm fined after five roofers injured in school steelwork collapse

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Worcestershire construction company has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £200,000 after five roofing contractors were seriously injured when a heavy steel canopy for a new secondary school collapsed.

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Lincolnshire firm fined for worker fall failings

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee seriously injured his back in a three-metre fall through a fragile roof at a Market Rasen farm.

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Builder sentenced over colleague’s fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A building worker suffered life-changing injuries in a fall after a colleague loosened a scaffolding guardrail which later gave way, a court has heard today (9 Dec).  

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Cornish tractor sales firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, December 6, 2013

An agricultural vehicle sales company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee received multiple skull fractures in a fall at work.

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