Scaffolding boss receives suspended jail sentence for scaffolders death

Scaffolder fatally injured

A scaffolding boss has received a suspended jail sentence and a roofing contractor has been fined after a scaffolder was killed falling through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how on 19 September 2015, at the Norton Aluminium foundry site in Norton Canes, a...

Scaffolding contractor fined after scaffolder falls 40ft at steel plant

Port Talbot, Wales

Rowecord Total Access has been fined £9,600 and £100,000 costs after a scaffolder suffered "catastrophic, life-changing" injuries in a fall at Port Talbot steel plant. In January 2014 Stephen Kift fell 40ft onto a steel girder at Tata's steelwork site. He suffered "multiple catastrophic life-changing injuries," a court heard. His...

Scaffolding boss wins tribunal claim

Scaffolding Boss

An ex scaffolding boss has won an employment tribunal claim after he missed out on a £20,000 bonus when he took his son to hospital for an operation. Network Scaffolding Contractors, part of Taziker Industrial in Horwich accused Will Webb of failing to work his notice at the firm. A...

Company fined after live electrical cable is fixed to scaffolding

A Jersey scaffolding firm has been fined £45,000 after putting workers at risk of electrocution and burns. Jubilee Scaffolding Company was contracted to erect scaffolding at a property in St Lawrence, Jersey in August 2018. But shortly after the scaffolding was erected, the owner of the property was surprised to discover that an uninsulated mains electrical cable had been secured to...

Firm Fined After Child Falls From Scaffolding

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, in May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of a ladder within scaffolding erected by Doncaster based Westdale Services Limited, by placing their feet either side of a ladder guard that did not cover...

Contractor jailed for skimping on scaffolding

A Salford builder has been given a suspended sentenced for his cutting corners approach to health and safety. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, in July 2018, whilst carrying out repointing work at a house in Altrincham, Kenneth Morris allowed his employees to work on unguarded platforms six metres in height. The workers were also not provided with adequate protection from...

Jersey scaffolding firm hit with £30K fine

A scaffolding firm has been hit with a £30,000 fine for Health and Safety breaches which 'could have caused a fatal accident'. The Health and Safety breaches occurred last March whilst K-Lok Scaffolding was sub-contracted to erect scaffolding works on The Standard Chartered Bank in Castle Street, Jersey. K-Lok pleaded guilty to two offenses which 'could have caused a fatal accident' after both a scaffold...

Firm fined after scaffolding collapses at school

A scaffolding company has been fined over £24K after scaffolding they had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Scaffolders from Swain Scaffolding had erected a 7m high gable end scaffold on a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff Magistrates' Court heard that on 5 May 2017 at around 1:30pm, the scaffold collapsed onto a single storey roof above...

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...

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