Flying concrete kills worker


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...

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...


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