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INEXPERIENCED WORKER FELL THROUGH OPENING

Posted on 29th February 2020
No physical protection or warning of opening and fragile covering

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR

Posted on 26th February 2020
Prohibition and improvement notices ignored and danger persisted

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OWNER RESPONSE TO HSE INSPECTION ENDED IN COURT

Posted on 24th February 2020
Police uphold HSE right to inspect without threats, aggression or abuse

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO REPLACE MISSING PROTECTION

Posted on 18th February 2020
Painter and decorator fractured hip in fall from landing

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MODIFIED PODIUM STEPS CAUSE FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 14th February 2020
Firm failed to select and correctly assemble with necessary training

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SCHOOL LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR ROOF RETRIEVAL

Posted on 11th February 2020
Workman fell from roof whilst retrieving shoe of pupil

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ROOFER SURVIVED OVER 6M FALL FROM ROOF EDGE

Posted on 3rd February 2020
Replacement of asbestos cement roof lacked proper planning

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CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

Posted on 15th January 2020
Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

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JAIL TERM FOLLOWS ROUTINE HSE SPOT CHECK

Posted on 19th December 2019
Director of a roofing firm handed a suspended prison sentence

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TEENAGER FELL 3M DURING BLOCK AND BEAM WORK

Posted on 19th December 2019
Workers uninstructed and left to devise own safe system of work

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR OPENING FALL

Posted on 18th December 2019
Thorough risk assessment and edge protection were both inadequate

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DIRECTOR HID UNSAFE WORKING PRACTICES FROM HSE

Posted on 25th November 2019
Workers exposed to sprayed paints containing asthma causing isocyantes

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HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

Posted on 24th October 2019
Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

Posted on 24th October 2019
Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

Posted on 12th September 2019
Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

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NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

Posted on 27th August 2019
HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

Posted on 9th August 2019
Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

Posted on 9th August 2019
Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

Posted on 6th August 2019
Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

Posted on 6th August 2019
Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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WORKMAN FELL FROM SUSPENDED ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Health Board and maintenance firm director prosecuted

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TOWER SCAFFOLD FALL CAUSED LONG-TERM DAMAGE

Posted on 2nd July 2019
Principal Contractor director and two firms sentenced after worker fall

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IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

Posted on 16th November 2018
CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

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TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

Posted on 15th October 2018
Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2018
Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 1st October 2018
Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

Posted on 20th September 2018
Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 6th August 2018
Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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CURFEW AND TAGGING FOR RECALCITRANT SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 4th July 2018
Suspended jail sentence handed down after unsafe work at height

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TOWER DEFECTS AND UNSAFE SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 21st June 2018
Maintenance supervisor fell to his death through roof opening

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SCAFFOLD NOT TO INDUSTRY STANDARD OR DESIGN

Posted on 7th June 2018
Specialist and contractor in court over unsafe work at height

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DIRECTOR LED HAZARDOUS WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 21st May 2018
Three occasions when work lacked suitable and sufficient precautions

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SOFT LANDING BAGS TRIGGERED A FALL!

Posted on 1st May 2018
Fall arrest bag thrown from scaffold took workman with bag

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DOMESTIC PROJECT PC HANDED JAIL TERM

Posted on 20th April 2018
Workman fell from unprotected roof edge on dormer extension

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OCCUPIER AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 3rd April 2018
Employee assisting contractor fell through roof during re-roofing project

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HSE STRIKE BEFORE A FALL ON SOLAR PANEL PROJECT

Posted on 26th March 2018
Director and company pay price for lack of fall prevention precautions

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DEFECTIVE SCAFFOLD ERECTED BY UNTRAINED STAFF

Posted on 16th March 2018
Director prosecuted over untrained workers and poor scaffold designs

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM PROVIDED UNSAFE LOADING BAY

Posted on 7th March 2018
Young apprentice fell between upper guardrail and platform

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HOMES FIRM AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER FALL

Posted on 28th February 2018
Director given prison term after consenting to unsafe working

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‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Posted on 2nd February 2018
Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER OPENING FALL

Posted on 14th March 2017
Workman fell whilst installing fall protection holes in floor

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TV DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE AIDS CONVICTION

Posted on 6th April 2010
Firm fined £1/4m after poor managements leads to scaffold fall death

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