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Hastings scaffolder balanced eight metres without safety harness

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that a Hastings scaffolder has been fined for endangering himself and others after working on a four-storey scaffold with no harness.

A passing HSE inspector spotted Gareth Roser working without a harness - he was contracting for Battle-based Giant Scaf…

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Construction company fined for head injury which caused blindness

Contractors Balsham (Buildings) Ltd, Cambridge admitted breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 for which it was fined £7,000 plus £8,832 costs.

The prosecution related to a work accident on 3 March 2010 when J…

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