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Company boss fined after worker left paralysed

A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.

The 67-year-old injured man from Sunderland was working for David Brian Riseborough, trading as The North Eastern Demolition Company, when the incident happened on 29 June 2…

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Construction firms sentenced over Liverpool crane collapse

The collapsed crane at the Kings Dock Mill siteTwo construction firms have been sentenced after a crane collapsed onto a city centre apartment block in Liverpool, resulting in the crane driver being paralysed from the waist down.

The 79-metre-high tower crane was being used as part of a multi-million pound project to build a new eight-sto…

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Church fined after worker paralysed in fall

A church council in South Kensington has been prosecuted for safety failings after a self-employed joiner was left paralysed when he fell from the balcony of St Paul's church in Onslow Square.

The worker fell three metres from a poorly guarded balcony during refurbishment work at the site. …

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Hertfordshire electrical company after Crawley employee paralysed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Ltd was fined a total of £120,000 with full costs of £81,927 for  breaching section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

A man was left paralysed when he was knocked from a scissor lift at Ma…

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Global working at height news

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium - New Zealand

Three workers from England and one from Scotland each held the highest level three certification in their trade, meaning they were experts in the climbing, lifting and rescue techniques. They went to Dunedin, New Zealand to work for Avalon, a subcontracto…

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Health and Safety News - 11 May 2010

Companies and director fined after worker is paralysed

Two companies and a managing director have been fined a total of £170,000 after a worker fell more than nine metres, leaving him paralysed from the chest down. Director Richard Mark Berwick was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000…

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