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Six months imprisonment for builder after timber falls from hoist onto 3 year old

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended jail sentence after a three-year-old girl suffered severe head injuries when a length of timber fell on her whilst being hoisted up the outside of a scaffold. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how, the girl, and her mother, who was pushing her daughter in a buggy, were walking […]

Company fined £24k after scaffolding collapses onto a school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. On the date of the incident the scaffold collapsed landing […]

Scaffolding company sentenced after worker sustained life changing injuries

A scaffolding company from Poole in Dorset has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries having fallen five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 49 year-old Paul Norris, was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited to erect the scaffolding. Solar Scaffold Services Limited were contracted to […]

Two companies fined after worker suffers injuries after falling from scaffolding

Two companies have been sentenced after an employee fell from scaffolding whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 32-year old self-employed builder, Jamie Butler, was working on a refurbishment project at a block of flats when he fell over 2 metres from unsecured scaffold boards onto concrete flooring below. Mr Butler, who was contracted […]

Suspended sentence and curfew for scaffolder following unsafe working practices

A Kent-based scaffolder has been sentenced after unsafe working practices were observed during the erection of scaffolding. Medway Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Steven David Connolly was working at a site in Chartham, Kent when an inspector observed him employing unsafe working practices when erecting scaffolding. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]