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Category: Falls from height

Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker’s fall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A south-west Hampshire firm has been fined after an employee fractured his forearm in a two metre fall from an unguarded office roof that had been used to store boxes.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

See some of the photographs taken by Inspectors undertaking unannounced ‘spot checks’ on repair and refurbishment works during the first few weeks of the Construction Initiative 2013/14.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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Builder fined after worker falls through roof

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Leicestershire builder has been fined for safety failings after a sub-contractor broke his neck and arm when he fell through a fragile roof light.

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Crane hire firm fined for safety failings

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Bridgend crane hire firm has been fined for failing to make adequate provisions for safe work at height.

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Company prosecuted for worker fall failings

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Cheltenham company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell more than 11 metres through a barn roof while installing solar panels.

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House builder and site manager prosecuted after bricklayer’s fatal fall

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Lincolnshire house building company has been fined and a site manager sentenced to community service after a self-employed bricklayer fell to his death from dangerous scaffolding.

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Directors prosecuted for worker death failings

Monday, September 2, 2013

The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have been prosecuted after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster.

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Bolton building firm in court over unsafe scaffolding

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Bolton building firm has appeared in court after two workers were spotted replacing guttering in high winds while using unsafe scaffolding.

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Builder fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries in fall

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Leicestershire builder has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he plunged six metres while repairing a second floor window.

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Property developer fined for putting workers’ lives at risk

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Plymouth property developer put the lives of builders at risk by letting them work near unprotected holes up to nine metres deep at a “Dickensian” site in Cardiff, a court has heard.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Motherwell firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell more than four metres from the flat roof of a single storey extension being built at Ardrossan.

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Construction firm fined after worker seriously hurt in fall

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker suffered serious arm injuries in a fall while working on a County Durham residential home.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Essex firm fined for Hampshire roof fall

Monday, August 12, 2013

An Essex construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his spine when he fell through a skylight opening at a construction site in Hampshire.

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Eight metre fall for trainee lands firm in court

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Hertfordshire firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a trainee employee suffered multiple fractures in an eight-metre fall from a roof.

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RR978 – Access equipment for construction work at height in residential properties

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The aim of this project was to identify reasonably practical measures to reduce the number of deaths of workers in micro enterprises (MEs), and those who work as sole traders, in carrying out repairs at height on residential properties.

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Company and director sentenced for house collapse failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Buckinghamshire construction company and its managing director have been fined for multiple safety failings following the total collapse of two large properties in Westminster.

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Hereford building firm fined for employee roof fall

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Hereford construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his back when he fell more than three metres through a roof.

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