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Flybe fined for lift shaft fall

Airline company Flybe has been fined £100,000 in connection with an employee’s fall into a lift shaft. An employee was moving a loaded lift trolley in the tool department of Hanger 2 at Exeter airport. Somehow during this task an employee fell to the bottom of a lift shaft, sustaining several broken bones. Following the incident, […]

Over £400k in fines for two companies after worker seriously injured in lift shaft

Two companies, Anders Development Limited and J A Ball Limited, have been fined after a worker was found seriously injured in a lift shaft. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how Dorin Samson, who was working for Anders Development Limited, had been tasked, along with at least one other worker, to dismantle a lift in the […]

Care home fined after worker fell down a lift shaft

A care home was sentenced after an employee suffered significant injuries after falling around 1.5 metres down a lift shaft. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee was using the platform lift to transport the residents’ breakfasts from the kitchen to the dining room on a different floor. An interlock system which meant that the […]