Archive for the ‘Accidents in constuction’ category

Employee died following a fall through a skylight

16 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths - admin - No Comments

A company has been fined after an employee died following a fall through a skylight. Leicester Crown Court heard how the deceased was working with another employee on the roof, re-siting a heater and new chimney flue, when the incident occurred. He suffered severe injuries and died from these injuries approximately 6 months later. An […]

Worker fatally crushed between digger and dumper

11 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - No Comments

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A civil engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after father of three Darren Richardson suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard in December 2014 RMB Contractors Ltd were working on laying a new concrete slab at Ballast Phoenix Ltd, Claywheels Lane, Sheffield. During ground preparation an old cable duct had to be […]

Worker killed on road by passing car

4 December 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker killed on road by passing car

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South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has today been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard how the 48-year old employee was working with colleagues to repair roads in Tiverton, Devon on 29 January 2013 when he sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a […]

Howdens joinery fined 1.2m after death of driver

23 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Howdens joinery fined 1.2m after death of driver

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A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has today been fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises. Carlisle Crown Court heard how Richard Brown, an agency driver, was delivering kitchen worktops to a Howden Joinery Ltd site in Workington when he […]

Worker seriously burned after striking cables

14 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker seriously burned after striking cables

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A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in February 2016 an employee was excavating the ground at a site on Spare Lease Hill in Loughton, Essex. He struck an electrical cable and was set on fire. He […]

Builder fined for workers fall from height

31 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Builder fined for workers fall from height

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A builder has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height from a scaffold. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 22 April 2017, a worker for Nicholas Lawrence Birkin fell five metres from scaffolding at a construction site in Heanor, Derbyshire. He suffered deep lacerations to his face which required 40 […]

Demo firm fined £150000 after worker loses arm

26 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Demo firm fined £150000 after worker loses arm

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A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders. Liverpool Crown Court heard how an employee of S. Evans and Sons Limited was injured when the managing director, who was operating machinery to stack the girders, dropped one […]

Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

25 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

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A builder was sentenced today after three workers, including a father and son, fell almost five metres when a work platform became disconnected from a telehandler. Hull Magistrates’ Court heard that on 1 December 2015, Mr Jeremy Waudby was hired to construct a new chicken shed at Argham Fields Farm, Burton Fleming Driffield. He subcontracted […]

Worker falls two meters into basement

20 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Worker falls two meters into basement

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A sole trader from London has today been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell […]

Two Laing O’Rourke companies fined £3.8m after worker death

18 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Two Laing O’Rourke companies fined £3.8m after worker death

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A worker has lost their life after serious safety failings at a concrete production plant the companies were fined a total of £3.8m after a worker was crushed to death at its concrete products factory in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Two Laing O’Rourke companies have been fined a total of £3.8m after a worker was crushed to death […]


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