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Builder fined after worker falls through roof

September 13, 2013 0
Kline is lucky to be alive, we wish him a swift and full recovery. Remember working at height on fragile roofs is a significant cause of fatal incidents, be safe...Date:12 September 2013Release No:HSE/M/222/13A Leicestershire builder has been fined for safety failings after a sub-contractor broke his neck and arm when he fell through a fragile roof light.Self-employed James Beeston had been hired to carry out minor building works and repairs at a factory in Station Road, Bagworth. Part of the work involved replacing roof lights comprising a single strip of Perspex running along the middle of each roof pitch.Leicester Magistrates’ Court was today (12 Sept) told that sub-contractor Kline Wilkins, 45, of Coalville, was helping Mr Beeston to replace the lights with solid strips of roof sheet...
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Working at Height Safety News Update

September 12, 2013 0
House builder and site manager prosecuted after bricklayer's fatal fallSuch a tragedy, all for the lack of training and some simple guard rails...A Lincolnshire house building company has been fined and a site manager sentenced to community service after a self-employed bricklayer fell to his death from dangerous scaffolding.Justin Gillman, 26, of Holland Fen near Boston, Lincolnshire, died when he fell backwards almost two metres while working on a residential building site in Skegness on 26 February, 2010.Chestnut Homes Ltd and their site manager, Peter Tute, were sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court today (5 September) after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified serious safety failings.They included allowing untrained people to build scaffolding, failing to ch...
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Property developer fined for putting workers' lives at risk

August 29, 2013 0
Sometimes you can be in danger working at height, or prosecuted for that danger, even if your feet are firmly on the ground...A Plymouth property developer put the lives of builders at risk by letting them work near unprotected holes up to nine metres deep at a "Dickensian" site in Cardiff, a court has heard.John Pinn was refurbishing two Victorian terraced properties in Crwys Road, Cathays, Cardiff, in November 2012 when the failings were uncovered by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector following a complaint.In a prosecution brought by HSE yesterday (27 August), Cardiff Magistrates heard that Mr Pinn visited the site every day and would have been aware of the dangerous conditions his builders were working in.When the HSE inspector visited the site, he found both houses had been ...
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