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Property company fined after employee falls from roof

A property partnership has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Read More

£80k fine after worker fell to his death through fragile asbestos roof

A roofer was fatally injured when he fell six metres whilst working on a replacement roof at a property. Read More

Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property. Read More

High school governing body fined after worker falls from roof

The governing body of Christ the King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre in Southport has been fined after an employee fell from height whilst performing routine maintenance duties. Read More

Roofing supplies firm and director fined after workers fall from height

A roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a tower scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Read More

Company fined after putting workers at risk of a fall from height

A roofing contractor has been fined after a health and safety inspector came across two workers jet washing a steeply pitched roof on a house without adequate protection. Read More

Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to fall

A company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries. Read More

Hudson Yards Scaffolding malfunction: Two window cleaners survive 20-foot fall

Two men are in hospital in New York after falling around 20 feet off scaffolding on Manhattan’s 101 storey Hudson Yards development in New York on Saturday. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment. Read More



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