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Salford firm sentenced over canal boat death

09-10-2012

Richard Ferriss canal boat at Worsley Dry DocksA Salford firm has been fined £50,000 over the death of a canal boat owner at a dry dock on the Bridgewater Canal.

Richard Ferris - a father of four and grandfather of nine - suffered critical injuries after he slipped on a plank and fell head first to the concrete floor below at The Boatyard …

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Cowes boatyard admits blame for worker's fall

08-06-2012

An Isle of Wight boat builder has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after a worker fell from wooden staging set up around a boat while it was being refurbished.

The employee, who had worked at the yard for 16 years, was attempting to pick up a linisher - a specialist sanding/p…

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