Archive for the ‘Construction falls’ category

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 […]

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) […]

Kier fined £400000 after worker fractures pelvis

15 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Kier fined £400000 after worker fractures pelvis

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Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of the building when he fell a distance of 3.95m to the floor below. The court heard no steps had been taken to […]

London Underground fined £500,000 after worker fell 9.5 meters

4 December 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on London Underground fined £500,000 after worker fell 9.5 meters

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A London underground worker suffered several injuries, spending ten days in hospital after a 9.5m fall from a tower scaffold while cleaning a former lift shaft just over two years ago. The Office of Rail and Road regulator’s investigation found London Underground failed to properly plan, manage and supervise the work.  Evidence showed procedures were available that may […]

Worker fell 6 meters using homemade boards

27 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Worker fell 6 meters using homemade boards

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A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell and suffered severe injuries. A worker was repairing a fibreboard roof of a barn and using two homemade crawling boards when he fell 6meters on to the floor below, sustaining serious injuries to his head, hip, and lungs. Derby Magistrates Court heard […]

Rigger dies while erecting fall arrest lines

21 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Rigger dies while erecting fall arrest lines

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A rigger has been killed after falling while installing fall rest lines on pylons, Bilfinger Industrial Services (UK) Limited has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon. Vincent John Richards, 49, from Walsall was installing fall arrest lines for painters to use on the pylon at […]

Window fitter dies after fall from ladder

10 November 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Window fitter dies after fall from ladder

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A Southampton window installation company has been fined after a worker suffered fatal head injuries following a fall from a ladder. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how Mark Taylor, 48, a window fitter from Southampton, was helping in the installation of UPVC windows at a 3 storey house in Brighton on the 10 September 2014. He […]

Carpenter dies and steelfixer seriously injured after platform collapse

3 November 2016 - Construction deaths, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Carpenter dies and steelfixer seriously injured after platform collapse

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A worker died and two others were badly injured at a construction site in Putney, when a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 29 October 2012, a carpenter and a steel-fixer had been standing on a temporary wooden platform above a stairwell opening on the 9th floor of a construction site when the […]

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 […]

Worker falls 13 meters at Watford stadium refurb

14 June 2016 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Worker falls 13 meters at Watford stadium refurb

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A worker has fallen 13 metres after the roof collapsed in a new section of Watford FC Vicarage Road stadium which is under refurbishment. The emergency services have closed Vicarage Road while paramedics try to rescued the trapped victim who under rubble after the fall. He has been taken to the Royal London Hospital by […]


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