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...

Companies Fined 65K After Subbie Falls Through Scaffolding

A contractor and scaffolding firm must together pay out almost £65,000 after their safety failings led to a worker plunging five metres from a roof.Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in December 2015 a subcontractor working for Centreco (UK) Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.The subcontractor slipped on the roof, sliding...

Scaffolder crushed by 500kg concrete bridge panel

A Demolition firm has been fined after a scaffolder suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a falling concrete panel. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Vale Park Demolition Services Limited was contracted to demolish a link bridge structure at Littleborough Primary School, Rochdale.On 29 October 2015, an employee of GT Scaffolding North West Limited was struck by a concrete...

Yorkshire Scaffolding Firm Heavily Fined Over Roof Accident

Acorn Scaffolding Yorkshire Fined

Acorn Scaffolding in Yorkshire has been fined nearly £35,000 after a trainee scaffolder fell through an asbestos roof. The victim had been working at the company for less than three weeks when he dropped about 13 feet through a roof onto a concrete floor at Lockington Grange Farm, East Riding, in May of 2013. Serious injuries The man broke all of...

Company fined for missing handrails after contractor fell from scaffold

Beaudecor Ltd pleaded guilty and has been fined after a worker fell from scaffolding. On 4 October 2016, a contractor fell from the third lift of a scaffold whilst undertaking work on the front of low rise block of flats located in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.Injuries to the contractor were so severe he was put into an induced...

Scaffolding Manager jailed for fraud

A scaffolding company manager has been jailed for stealing money from his own firm to fund a chronic gambling addiction. Daniel Bell, 45, received a sentence of two-and-a-half years at Basildon Crown Court after admitting stealing £326,000 between June 2015 and July 2016.Working in his role as commercial manager for Durston Scaffolding Ltd based at Laindon, Bell was caught following...

Scaffolding firm fined 100K after apprentice joiner falls from loading bay

A scaffolding company has been fined £100,000 for safety breaches after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell four metres from a scaffold.Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 September 2016, the apprentice was passing roof tiles from the loading bay to a colleague on the scaffold when he caught his foot in a gap between the scaffold platform and the...

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...

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