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Two contractors fined after worker dies after fall through fragile roof

Two contractors have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries following a fall through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, at the Norton Aluminium foundry site in Norton Canes, a scaffold company employee was fatally injured after falling approximately 11.5 metres through a fragile […]

Unguarded stairwell plunge left worker with shattered heel

The main contractor for a building site in Ash, Canterbury, has been sentenced after a worker fell 3 metres through an unprotected stairwell opening. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court was told that a subcontractor to Brown Construction was laying bricks for the second storey of a house when the accident happened.  There was an opening in the […]

£24k fine for electrical contractor after residents fell into uncovered floor hatch

An Aberdeen electrical company contracted to rewire and install new heating systems in Aberdeenshire Council properties has today been fined for failing to put in place adequate barriers and physical warning signs around open floor hatches in a residential property. As a consequence of this failure the resident of the property and her brother-in-law fell […]

Heavy fines after landscape gardener seriously injured in fall

Two companies have been fined after a landscape gardener suffered serious injuries following a fall. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 24 July 2013, a team of landscape gardeners were working on a traffic island at the Mayfair Car Park, Park Lane, London, when a member of the team, who was aged 29, stood on […]

Marine contractor fined £34k after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

A marine contractor has been fined after a worker fell six metres sustaining multiple fractures to the neck, back, ribs, and hip, plus head injuries and a collapsed lung. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how a contractor who was working on converting a barge from a commercial vessel into a luxury house-boat, suffered life changing injuries […]