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Ferry company fined over £30k after worker falls from ship’s car deck

Red Funnel Ferries has been fined after a worker fell from the unprotected edge of its Red Falcon ship’s mezzanine car deck. Southampton Crown Court heard how a worker was uncoiling a reel of electrical cable on a mezzanine deck at Southampton docks, when he inadvertently stepped off a raised edge and fell 2.5m to […]

Custodial sentence for roofing contractor who ignored prohibition notice

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions to prevent his workers falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how workers were observed working on the roof of a domestic two-storey house in Wrexham with no edge protection. A prohibition notice was issued preventing further […]

Kit form farm builder lands £100,000 fine for fatal fall

A construction firm which erects steel-framed agricultural buildings has been fined £100,000 after a worker fell 6.3 m from a roof and died.               The employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when they fell 6.3m. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the […]

Roofer sentenced after major H&S law breaches and no employer’s liability insurance

A Manchester-based roofer has today been sentenced after breaching health and safety laws. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Michael Anthony Roden (who also trades as M&R Roofing and Onyx Roofing) and his employee were contracted to carry out roof replacement work at Wheildons Butchers, Manchester. Mr Roden failed to implement any form of edge […]