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Category: Falls from height

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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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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