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Austrian worker injured in fall from height

A 21-year-old worker suffered serious head injuries as the result of a 10 metre fall from scaffold.

The man was rescued by helicopter from the new Reiterkogel-Ost mountain station in Saalbach-Hinterglemm after falling from a section of scaffold with no side barriers.

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Parcel firm fined £150,000 after lorry reverses into worker's head

Tufnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £19,000 in court costs after an employee was seriously injured when his skull was crushed by a reversing lorry at the company's depot in West Horndon nr Brentwood, Essex.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that  Sim…

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Australian farm worker dies in fall from forklift

A 44-year old farm worker received fatal head injuries in a 3-metre fall from a forklift truck during work to deposit fertiliser into a bin on a farm at Yarrawonga, Victoria.

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Northern Ireland food factory fined for employee head injuries

Linden Foods Ltd. has been fined following an accident which left one of its employees with serious head injuries.

BBC News reports that Lucas Da Costa was struck by falling pallets at the company's Dungannon factory in February 2010.

The company pleaded guilty to two counts of health and safety br…

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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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