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Bridgend firm fined for solar panel installer's roof fall

18-09-2012

A Bridgend firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker plunged nearly six metres through a fragile roof at a children's activity centre.

Joshua Harry, 18, from Swansea, escaped with severe bruising to his back following the incident at Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon, on…

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Warehouse workers could have been killed

12-07-2012

Workers on a sloping warehouse roof in Birkenhead without safety measures in placeThree Wirral employees could have been killed if they had fallen while carrying out work to a warehouse roof in Birkenhead, a court has heard.

The men were seen repairing the leaking roof, up to 16 metres above the ground, without harnesses or any suitable safety measures to stop them falling…

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Fall hazards in unusual places — what you don’t know CAN hurt you

01-12-2011

This post was written by Rigid Lifelines, a leading provider of fall protection solution and OSHA fall protection information. They provide anything from a simple fall arrest harness, to a more comprehensive system.

Many fall hazards are obvious to even the untrained eye. Unenclosed elevated walkwa…

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