A Merseyside company has been sentenced for failing to properly train staff on how to use equipment that enables them to work at height.
Category: Falls from height
A seasonal illuminations company in Chesham has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his arm and lost several teeth when he fell from a ladder.
A Merseyside builder has appeared in court after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell from the roof of a terraced house.
A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield.
A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.
An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.
The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos.
A County Durham construction firm has been fined for dangerous practices on a building site in Aberdeen.
A Coventry housing association has been fined for safety failings after an employee fell almost four metres from his ladder while inspecting a gutter.
A Halesowen scaffolding company has been fined after an inexperienced 18-year-old apprentice broke his back when he fell more than three metres.
A building repair company has been fined for safety failings after workers were seen operating unsafely at height at a Warwick industrial estate.
A County Durham firm and a director have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell around 3.5 metres through the fragile roof of a barn he was cleaning.
A Barnstaple construction company has been fined for safety failings after a ground worker was seriously injured when he stumbled from an excavator and fell down a five metre bank at a construction site in Middle Marwood.
A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.
A local council has been found guilty of breaching health and safety law after a school caretaker was injured in a fall from a shed roof in Oldham.
A self-employed maintenance worker has been fined after a friend, who was helping him on a job, fell through the roof of a disused factory.
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A Dorset company specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from a roof in Hampshire.
A Portsmouth firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public was struck by masonry during unsafe overhead work in Surrey.
A Norfolk food company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a 49 year-old engineer fractured his skull and was left partially deaf after a three metre fall.