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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 […]

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 […]

Roofing company and its sole Director both sentenced after nephew killed at work

A roofing company and its director have been sentenced for safety breaches after the death of an employee. Southwark Crown Court heard how Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbledon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day […]

£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 […]