Archive for the ‘Construction accidents’ category

Worker killer after fall from 6 meters

23 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Worker killer after fall from 6 meters

A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of C & R Construction (SW) Ltd suffered fatal injuries after falling whilst carrying out work installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Employee died following a fall through a skylight

16 January 2018 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Employee died following a fall through a skylight

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 […]

Roofer falls through sklight company fined

24 October 2017 - Construction accidents, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Roofer falls through sklight company fined

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 October 2015, a sub-contractor working for King Builders (Gloucester) Ltd, suffered fractured vertebrae, chest and head injuries after falling through an unprotected skylight. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Worker falls through skylight suffers severe injuries

6 October 2016 - Construction accidents, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Worker falls through skylight suffers severe injuries

A roofing company has been fined after a worker fell five metres through a roof sustaining severe injuries. St Albans Crown Court heard how a 32 year old labourer was working for Richardson Roofing Company Limited (RRCL) on a construction site at Kingsley Green, Radlett, Hertfordshire on 8 August 2013. The worker was fitting battens […]

63 year old Bricklayer hospitalised by culvert collapse

23 January 2016 - Construction accidents - admin - Comments Off on 63 year old Bricklayer hospitalised by culvert collapse

A bricklayer was seriously injured when a culvert collapsed on 27 January 2012 after three men started repairs the 63-year-old Michael Skitt of Kingsnorth, Ashford suffered multiple injuries including shoulder blade breaks, an open shin break and a dislocated knee. Two building companies have been fined after a man was seriously injured when a structure that […]

Construction director fined after worker falls from ladder

4 December 2015 - Construction accidents - admin - Comments Off on Construction director fined after worker falls from ladder

The director of a construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from a ladder, resulting in life-changing injuries. Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard an employee of MP Jacobs fell from a ladder whilst replacing guttering on a two-storey block of residential flats at Totton Walk, Havant, on 29 October 2014. The […]

Roofing contractor and director fined over brick-layer death

15 July 2015 - Accidents in constuction, Construction accidents, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Roofing contractor and director fined over brick-layer death

A Yorkshire roofing firm and its Director have been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death though a fragile roof-light. Barry Tyson, a 52 year old self-employed brick-layer, suffered fatal head injuries as a result of the fall whilst he was working to refurbish the flat roof of Aspin Park School in Knaresborough. Watershed […]

Untrained driver of dumper injures man breaking his back

11 July 2015 - Construction accidents - admin - 2 Comments

Essex tree specialist company, Oak View Tree Specialists Limited, has been fined after a skip loading dumper overturned severely injuring a worker. Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard how the injured person, who was an employee at the company, was working at the rear of a house in Benfleet, Essex on 26 September 2014 when the incident […]

Excavator rescues worker from 4 metre hole

7 July 2015 - Construction accidents, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Excavator rescues worker from 4 metre hole

The Fire and Rescue Service in Oxfordshire County Council were mobilized after a report of a man who had fallen down a 4 metre deep hole on the Great Tew Estate in Chipping Norton. Two fire engines were called to the Great Tew Estate, near Chipping Norton at 9.21pm where they found a construction worker had broke […]

Worker hit by crane, firm in court

2 July 2015 - Construction accidents - admin - Comments Off on Worker hit by crane, firm in court

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of Leeds Galvanising & Powder Coating Hire Ltd broke two ribs, fractured his pelvis and punctured a lung after the incident in March 2014 at the city’s Albion Business Park. The injured man was one of […]