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Construction company fined following fall from height.

Side Extensions Limited, a Hertfordshire-based construction company, has been fined for not having safety measures in place for working at height which caused the fall and death of an 86-year-old woman. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 2 December 2019 Mrs Iris Keys entered a construction site at St Ann’s Hill, Wandsworth, London. She walked […]

Company fined after worker died following fall from shipping container

A transport and haulage company was sentenced after a worker died after falling from the rear of a transport shipping container. Newcastle Magistrates’ Court heard that, J R Adams (Newcastle) Limited employee Keith Robson was involved in the task of unloading goods from the transport shipping container, which was on the back of a large […]

Failure to carry out playground safety check led to 5 year old’s death

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that, Alexia Walenkaki was swinging on a rope attached at one end to a wooden post, when the play equipment gave way. The post snapped […]

Two companies fined nearly £2m after death of 5 year old in damaged lift

Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Alexys Brown’s family moved into the property in 2009 of which Synergy Housing Limited, as part of the Aster Group, became the owner. The property had […]

Contracting firm fined after wagon driver fatally injured

A contracting firm has been fined after a driver died when his wagon overturned. Sheffield Crown Court heard how a tipper wagon driver was fatally injured when his wagon overturned while he was tipping spoil onto a stockpile. Sirius Remediation Ltd contractors were managing works which involved raising the ground levels on site by re-using […]