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DELAYED RESCUE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH AT HEIGHT

Posted on 20th June 2017
MEWP operator died trapped between controls and roof beam

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CLIENT HELD TO ACCOUNT OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Electrical appliance company fined £700,000 after MEWP overturned

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DOUBLE MEWP OVERTURN INJURES TWO WORKMEN

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Aircraft maintenance engineers were fortunate to survive incident

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TWO YEAR JAIL TERM FOR PLANT HIRE MANAGER

Posted on 9th January 2017
Companies and manger chose “cheaper repair” for damaged MEWP boom

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OVERTURNING FORK LIFT AND CAGE WAS AVOIDABLE

Posted on 13th December 2016
Cherry picker type MEWP could have prevented serious injuries

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WORKER LEFT ‘STRANDED’ IN MEWP AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th November 2016
Construction worker fell 6m through fibreboard roof

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OVERTURNED MEWP UNSUITABLE FOR TASK

Posted on 27th October 2016
Untrained dismantling operative survived with serious head injury

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DIRECTOR JAILED OVER MEWP RELATED FATALITY

Posted on 2nd September 2016
Warning to all company directors concerning personal responsibility

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FOUR FIRMS PAY PRICE FOR LACK OF SUITABLE RAMS

Posted on 5th April 2016
MEWP ran over foot of workman during window work

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BASKET FELL FROM FORKS OF TELEHANDLER

Posted on 27th May 2015
Contractor unaware of crucial guidance on telehandlers

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MEWP & STEEL ENTRAPMENT INCIDENT PREVENTABLE

Posted on 3rd December 2014
Firm fined after trainee crushed during building cladding operations

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DISMANTLING WITH MEWP ENDS IN DISASTER

Posted on 6th November 2014
Falling beam caused serious head and chest crush injuries

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INQUEST: TEENAGER ELECTROCUTED IN MEWP

Posted on 16th October 2014
Painter and decorator died after contacting overhead cable

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MEWP DROVE OVER EDGE CAUSING OPERATOR DEATH

Posted on 17th September 2014
Risk not suitably assessed and safe system of work absent

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CHERRY PICKER PULLED OVER BY DUMPER TRUCK

Posted on 28th April 2014
System of work for overhead line rigging proves inadequate

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NETWORK RAIL FINED OVER MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 11th September 2013
Overload alarm ‘off’ despite platform weight limit exceeded regularly

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CHERRY PICKER OVERTURN CAUSED BY POOR PLANNING

Posted on 26th June 2013
Incorrect size of stabiliser leg mats triggered MEWP collapse 

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FORKLIFT TRUCK FOUND WITH MULTIPLE DEFECTS

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Construction firm failed to test FLT despite obvious disrepair

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DEATH REVEALED GAPS IN MEWP EMERGENCY TRAINING

Posted on 11th April 2013
Trapped worker colleagues unaware of emergency scissor lift controls

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WORKMAN LOSES LEG IN COLLISION WITH CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 9th October 2012
Provision of high-viz jackets not enough to avoid prosecution and fine

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FALL FROM CHERRY PICKER AT PLANT HIRE COMPANY DEPOT

Posted on 14th September 2012
Workman suffered serious injury during routine MEWP maintenance

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CLIENT/PC AND CONTRACTOR ERRORS END IN MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 26th August 2012
Mobile elevating platform fatal overturn triggered by uncovered recess

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CLIENT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTOR RISK ASSESSMENT

Posted on 26th July 2012
Client and contractor fined for using stepladder rather than mobile platform

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HIRE COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER DANGEROUS PRACTICES

Posted on 16th May 2012
Unsafe working practices and failure to take action lands hire company in court

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OPERATOR SURVIVES ‘CATAPULTING’ FROM CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 12th April 2012
MEWP operator severely injured in 4m fall in front of bus on London main road

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MECHANICAL FAILURE ON LORRY MOUNTED CHERRYPICKER

Posted on 26th December 2011
Cracks undetected by failure to implement thorough examination requirements

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MAJOR HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE FIRMS PROSECUTED

Posted on 1st December 2011
Fatal fall from ‘cherry picker’ caused by lack of checks and maintenance 

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WORKMAN CATAPULTED FROM TELEHANDLER BUCKET

Posted on 22nd September 2011
Dismantling operation involved work from an ‘unsuitable attachment’

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TWO WORKMEN SURVIVE MEWP OVERTURN AND 7m FALL

Posted on 29th June 2011
Inadequately trained workmen used overloaded MEWP on major project

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER MEWP INCIDENT

Posted on 6th May 2011
Fall from mobile platform left workman paralysed from the waist

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OVERHEAD CRANE CAUSED CHERRY PICKER INCIDENT

Posted on 20th January 2011
Steel firm prosecuted after workman fell when crane struck MEWP

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UNSAFE DISMANTLING OF STEEL FRAMED BUILDING

Posted on 28th September 2010
Workmen stepped out of cherry-picker provided for safe access to job 

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ELECTRICIAN DIED AFTER MOBILE PLATFORM FALL

Posted on 18th June 2010
Investigation found training and assessment failings led to fatal fall

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FATAL FALL CAUSED BY UNSTABLE CHERRYPICKER

Posted on 25th March 2010
MEWP overturned during lighting erection on Manchester memorial

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MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM OVERTURN

Posted on 3rd February 2010
MEWP toppled as concealed manhole cover failed under load

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PROSECUTION FALL FROM MEWP

Posted on 27th December 2008
Mobile elevating platform hit by passing lorry

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FALL FROM HEIGHT PROSECUTION

Posted on 7th October 2008
Contractor prosecuted for allowing unsafe industrial roofwork

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