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Shipping company fined after worker fell from height and suffered life changing injuries
 A worker was paralysed from the waist down when he fell 3.4 metres to the bottom of a ships hold.On 15 May 2017, the 28-year-old worker, a stevedores employed by Thor Shipping and Transport UK Ltd, was unloading Merchant Vessel Frej at No 3 Quay, Hull Docks. He lost his footing and fell...
£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker
 A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded.Briggs Equipment UK Ltd pleaded guilty to five breaches of health and safety legislation at Laganside...
Sir Robert McAlpine fined £260k after fall from height
 Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening.On 28 April 2016, Mark Smith, aged 36, was working at Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale, Keighley, owned by Richard McAlpine, a director of the McAlpine group of...
Roofing company fined after worker fall
 A roofing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious back injuries when he fell from a ladder whilst transporting a bucket full of broken tiles. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard that on 2 October 2018, AU Roofing and Building Ltd workers were working on a roof in Elmes...
Director’s brother in fatal fall
 Director’s brother in fatal fallThe director of a solar panel company in Worcestershire has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay costs of £15,000 after his brother fell to his death while installing solar panels.Worcester Crown Court was told that, on 9 December...
Worker permanently paralysed after fall
 Worker permanently paralysed after fallA Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height.On 7 August 2018, an employee of Ian Ramsay was severely injured when he fell from height...
Father of 2 young daughters killed at work by falling ramp.
   NEW ZEALAND from: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12276667Family of worker Sean Smyth killed by a falling 300kg ramp: 'He was a great dad'16 Oct, 2019 5:00am3 minutes to readThe man who died on Monday was father-of-two Sean Smyth, who...
Bonnyrigg care home guilty plea over OAP's death
 A charity responsible for a Midlothian care home where a grandmother fell down stairs to her death has pleaded guilty to health and safety violations. Nazareth Care Charitable Trust admitted to not doing enough to prevent Sheila Whitehead, 87, from losing her life at its care home in...
Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height
 A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2 May 2017, the employee was working for and under the control of MP Building Limited. He climbed...
Worker seriously injured in ladder fall
 Worker seriously injured in ladder fallChemicals firm Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury.On 6 June 2018, at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to...

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