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Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard that construction company Mager Homes Ltd. had been contracted to complete a house build in Tetney, Grimsby. In December 2016, the worker was on the first floor level installing joists and flooring. Whilst laying a floorboard, he stepped back and missed his footing, falling through a gap between the joists to the ground below.

Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of R J Scaffolding (Bristol) Limited was in an induced coma for two weeks after falling more than six metres from the scaffolding. The worker suffered several serious injuries including losing the sight in his right eye and five fractures to the skull.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard that on 20 July 2012 the sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property in Ringwood, Hampshire when he fell seven metres from the roof to the ground and later died of head injuries.

Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited (SDSRL) had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park, Wallisdown, Poole to provide edge protection for work to be carried out on the roof.

Lincoln Magistrates Court heard how on 18 February 2016, the 64-year old worker fell while climbing from the basket of a cherry picker onto an overhead travelling crane to repair it. The court heard that the work was not properly planned and carried out without suitable harnesses and fall arrest equipment.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Icon Process Systems Ltd should have properly prepared for the work.  Proper planning would have identified the dangers of falls, and allowed the company to provide suitable work equipment, including platforms with guard rails and suitable access.

Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 31 March 2015, Stephen Baines, a 48 year old father of six children, was installing a CCTV security system into a four storey building. He was standing on two timber floor joists, pulling cables down from the loft through the second floor area, when he fell between the two joists and through a plasterboard ceiling pinned to the underside onto the concrete floor below, suffering serious multiple fractures.

A Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on.

T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground.

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans.

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