No scaffolding on site lead to death of roofer

Roofer

A roofing company has been fined £50,000 and its director was given a community service order after the death of an employee. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 December 2015, Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbeldon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day...

Scaffolding Contracts Manager faces trial for fraud

contracts manager fraud

 A scaffolding contracts manager has been accused of defrauding a Wootton Bassett based scaffold company. Paul House, of Stratton, first appeared before magistrates just a few months ago in November 2018 alongside other defendants working for House and Sons Ltd. Himself and Nichola House, 50, pleaded not guilty of acquiring criminal property between March-April 2018 to the sum of £42,458.20 from Trad Hire...

Scaffolder falls five meters through skylight

Scaffolder falls through skylight

A scaffolder sustained life-changing injuries after falling through a 5-meter high skylight fracturing his pelvis, elbow, wrist, and arm. Poole Magistrates court heard how scaffolder Paul Norris (49) was completing work for the company Solar Scaffolding Services Limited who were contracted to erect an access tower and guard rails around the roof of some industrial units on 10th April 2017.While assisting colleagues with...

Council guilty after worker crushed by pack of roof trusses

Darlington Borough Council has been fined £28K after a labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him. Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 5 October 2017, the self-employed labourer was working for two brickies sub-contracted to Darlington Borough Council. He was walking past the front of the building plot at Allington Way, Darlington, when a pack...

Companies fined after scaffold tubes crush engineer

PHD Modular Access

PHD Modular Access Services Ltd and Principal Contractor St George City Ltd have been fined after a structural engineer received serious crush injuries. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 15 September 2015, the engineer, accompanied by two managers at the site in London, approached four bundles of scaffold tube stored on the ground.One of the bundles had been stacked on top...

Flying concrete kills worker

HSE: Builder Sentenced

A concrete pumping company and its sole Director have been fined after an employee was struck and killed by concrete.Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how on 13 February 2017 the deceased, Mr Kevin Hoare was attempting to clear a blockage in a vehicle mounted concrete pump at Cranbook Road, Wimbledon. The pump ejected concrete, which struck and killed Mr Hoare....

Leeds Scaffolding Firm Fined £60K For Safety Breaches

Scaffolding Forklift

A scaffolding company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.Leeds Magistrates Court heard how in October 2016, a Whiterose Scaffolding (Leeds) Ltd operative was using a forklift truck in the yard when the vehicle overturned, trapping him underneath it for some time.The worker sustained serious life changing internal injuries. He now...

GTS Scaffolding Set For CITB Levy Hearing

A Manchester-based scaffolding company is preparing for a court case that could have serious repercussions across the industry. GTS Scaffolding is refusing to pay the annual levy imposed upon them by The Council and Industry Training Board or CITB, citing the company will receive nothing in return. As a result, they face proceedings at Guildford County Court on December 10th.The...

Inquest into Death of Scaffolder Crushed by Forklift Truck

An inquest has heard how a scaffolder died as a result of becoming crushed by a forklift truck with a dodgy handbrake. Shaun Flynn, 36 a scaffolder from Rothwell died in hospital from his injuries sustained at premises of his Northampton-based employer Boss Scaffolding on 20 June 2016.Northampton Coroner's Court heard he had been using the forklift truck before he...

Kent Based Scaffolder Given Suspended Jail Sentence

A scaffolder from Surrey has begun a suspended jail sentence and placed under curfew after breaking safety regulations and verbally abusing an HSE Inspector. Steven David Connolly was sentenced to 24 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, tagged and ordered to pay £2,000 costs by Medway Magistrates.The court heard how the man employed seriously unsafe working practices, erecting scaffolding at...

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