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Scaffolder who was not clipped on is sentenced

A scaffolder has been sentenced after being caught on camera erecting scaffolding 60ft in the air without clipping on. Scaffolder Terrance Murry has been handed a 26-week suspended jail sentence for his dangerous actions. He admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.Appearing today for sentencing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court Murray was told his actions had not only put his own...

Scaffolding firm fined after fitting hits pedestrian

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a scaffold fitting fell approximately 60ft and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by the fitting. He sustained numerous cuts to his head and...

40K Fine for spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring scaffolder

BAM Construction

BAM Construction has been fined £40,000 after spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring a scaffolder. The large well-known construction company was fined after Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard about the incident. On 9th December 2015 a pack of scaffolding tubes was being lifted by a crane onto a platform that was two stories above the gantry below. The crane driver could not...

Scaffolder faces jail for not being clipped on

A scaffolder faces jail after being caught erecting scaffolding 60ft in the air without clipping on. Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court yesterday heard how on the 30 June 2017 Terrance Murray was erecting scaffolding at the rear of a Grade II-listed building on Quay Street in Manchester as part of works to renovate the windows.The court was told Terrance was...

Benchmark fined after scaffolder seriously injured

Benchmark Scaffolding fined after scaffolder seriously injured

Specialist contractor Benchmark Scaffolding has been fined after a scaffolder suffered serious injuries. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 February 2016 at a site in Chaddesden, a 24-year-old employee, Lee Gaskin was injured during the loading of bins of scaffold fittings onto a lorry using a Hi-Ab lorry mounted crane.The Hi-Ab arm knocked him from the bed of the...

Scaffolder dies instantly after dumper truck crush

Scaffolder death

Top Construction And Engineering Firms Awaiting Sentencing Following Tragic Death Of Scaffolder Sentencing over serious health and safety breaches involving Both housebuilder Redrow and sub-contractor WPI Civil Engineering has been adjourned until February 9th.Liverpool Crown Court heard how Harry Jones a 67-year-old scaffolder was killed instantly after a dumper truck driven by an unqualified driver reversed into him. The tragedy...

10K Fine After Scaffolder Fell Three Meters

Hi-Pro Scaffolding Ltd Fined

A Scaffolding company has been fined after a worker fell three metres and lost consciousness. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, in February 2016, a scaffolder of HI-Pro Scaffolding Ltd was dismantling a temporary roof scaffold when he fell about three metres through the temporary roof, onto the fixed roof below. The scaffolder was knocked unconscious, spent two days in hospital and...

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