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Berkshire contractor prosecuted for guard rail failure

12-06-2012

The guard rail through which Mr. Williams fellA building firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a decorator was seriously injured when he fell through a substandard guard rail at a housing development in Reading.

Phillip Williams, 63, from Reading, fractured his hip, broke five ribs, chipped a bone in his spine and was left w…

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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 R…

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