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Companies fined £300,000 for Bristol man's death on motorway

Cecil Grant, 42, from Southmead, Bristol, was repairing CCTV cameras used to monitor one lane of the M5 during the night of 24 January 2006 when he fell 12 metres, suffering serious injuries. He was taken to hospital and died of his injuries ten days later.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pro…

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Two firms fined for Bristol scaffold tube head injury

Previous post on 9 March 2011: Scaffold pole used as plumb line caused disabling injury

Two firms have been fined at Bristol Crown Court after a Bristol man suffered severe head injuries when a scaffolding tube fell on him from 15 stories, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

An HSE invest…

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Scaffold pole used as plumb line caused disabling injury

Richard Chodkiewicz, 53, will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life after a scaffolding pole, being used as a makeshift plumb line, fell 15 storeys down a lift shaft and hit him in the head in July 2008.

The worker was injured whilst working on the Radisson Blu hotel site.

His employer, Hois…

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