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Roofing company and director prosecuted after skylight fall

A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee Farm, Dronfield. He had […]

£120k fine for chemical company after ladder fails

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee […]

Over £9,000 fine after employee seriously injured in fall from lorry

A manufacturer of steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures following a fall from height. Cwmbran Magistrates Court heard how, a Braithwaite Engineers Limited employee was injured when he fell from a lorry bed whilst unloading the lorry at their site in Risca, resulting in multiple […]

Employee fined after causing apprentice to fall from height

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical […]

£300k fine for construction company after worker dies in fall from height

A London-based construction company was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a Formation Construction Limited employee was using a concrete breaker at Tech West House, Warple Way in Acton to make an opening for a stairwell when he fell 7.5 metres, sustaining fatal head injuries. An […]