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£1.1m fine after ladder fall
  A London-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height.Luton Crown Court heard that on 5 September 2016, an engineer was testing a sprinkler system for leaks at a site in Hemel Hempstead. He climbed onto an...
Fall from height risk not identified
 A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof.The self-employed roofer was carrying out work for Phoenix Roofing and Cladding Limited on 1 September 2016, placing new roof panels and other materials on a...
Company fined after self-employed roofer falls from roof
A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof.Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that, on 1 September 2016, a self-employed roofer was carrying out work for Phoenix Roofing and Cladding Limited, placing new roof panels...
Construction company fined after worker falls from platform
A construction company has been fined after a worker fell from a platform causing him to be knocked unconscious and suffer a broken wrist.Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 28 August 2018, during refurbishment work at Old Eldon Farm, Shildon, a site operative fell from a raised...
Roofer fell during unsafe works
 A Roofing Contractor has been fined after an employee fell six metres, suffering multiple fractures.On 21 June 2017, a man was working on the roof at Lok N Store facility, in Basingstoke with two other roofers as part of a 10-week roof replacement project. The old asbestos cement sheet roof...
Council fined after worker falls from stepladder
   Central Bedfordshire Council has been sentenced after a worker fell from a roof.Luton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 19 December 2017, the injured person was climbing on to the roof of a school from a stepladder to retrieve a child’s shoe when he fell. He sustained eight...
Tesco lands huge fine over slippery floor
Supermarket giant Tesco has been handed a £700,000 fine after a 91-year-old pensioner slipped at its Hemel Hempstead store and broke his hip.   On 6 August 2015 Dennis Satchell was pushing his trolley in a meat and dairy produce aisle at the Tesco Extra store in Jarman Way. He...
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...

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