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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker's death

12-07-2013

Photo shows skylight Tony Causby fell 13 metres through

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of an employee who plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse.

Married father-of-one Tony Causby, 42, from Leigh, was helping to dismantle scaffolding when he stepped onto a f…

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East Yorkshire farm owner fined for roof fall

09-07-2012

The barn with roof lights visible where Daniel Boldon Hoggard fellAn East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

Daniel Boldan Hoggard was on the roof trying to repair a leak between two adjoining farm buildings at Low Hunsley Fa…

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Firms fined over woman's roof fall

25-03-2012

An animal feed producer and a maintenance contractor have been fined after a woman fell five metres through a fragile warehouse roof in Staffordshire.

The 27-year-old woman was repairing a gutter at Provimi Ltd.'s site in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, when she tripped and fell through a rooflight.

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Futon firm prosecuted after worker falls through fragile roof light

19-03-2012

A Tottenham Hale futon manufacturer has been prosecuted after a worker fell through a fragile rooflight during poorly-managed maintenance work.

The Futon Limited employee fractured his spinal column and suffered a collapsed lung as a result of the fall at the company’s Cannon Factory, on Ashley …

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