Work at height prosecutions The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have faced work at height prosecutions after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster. The trainee (SH), who was aged twenty, sustained multiple head injuries in the six-metre fall at Whitehall Place on 24 April 2008. He

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The HSE carried out inspections at two premises belonging to a Tyne and Wear floral foam manufacturers, SOUK, following an incident in which a machine operator suffered a partial amputation of her left middle finger and a broken left index finger while operating a milling machine. Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that at the time of the incident (09

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Most work at height prosecutions are avoidable (by taking sensible and appropriate measures). A roofing firm and its managing director have been fined after they allowed workers onto a house roof to use a jet washer without safety measures in place. After being alerted by a member of the public, the HSE visited the premises

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