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Roofer falls through sklight company fined

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

19 year old carpenter loses finger in table saw

30 June 2015 - Construction accidents - admin - Comments Off on 19 year old carpenter loses finger in table saw

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Teenage carpenter George Warren Heath lost one of his fingers in table saw accident and suffered severe injuries to the other two on a flip over table saw. The carpenter who was only 19, suffered injuries to three fingers with one being amputated at the middle joint, the other finger was cut through to the bone. […]

Overhead crane knocks worker from cage

26 June 2015 - Construction accidents, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Overhead crane knocks worker from cage

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A London firm specialising in bespoke staircases has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when the personnel cage he was working in was knocked to the ground by an overhead crane. The 30-year-old man, from Wembley, had been replacing and cleaning light fittings in the workshop of Elite Metalcraft Co Ltd […]


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