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Construction firms fined over £700k after worker suffers fatal fall

Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how Mr Vasile Nichitut was working on the fifth floor of the construction site at the Green Man Lane Estate, when he walked onto a temporary platform […]

£40k fine for Local Authority after worker’s leg crushed by refuse vehicle

Pendle Borough Council has been fined after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how Dominic Allen, a labourer with Pendle Borough Council, was struck by a large refuse vehicle whilst at work in Nelson, Lancashire. At the time of the incident, three refuse vehicles were in the […]

Theme park fined £57,000 after worker loses four fingers and thumb

The operator of Twinlakes Family Theme Park at Melton Mowbray has been fined after one of its employees was badly injured whilst using a circular saw. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the injured person was part of the maintenance team for the park. He was using a Wadkin circular saw. After cutting a piece of […]

Company fined £24k after scaffolding collapses onto a school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. On the date of the incident the scaffold collapsed landing […]