Work at height carries with it specific and preventable risks of injury from falls. Latest prosecutions for safety failings in work at height control are found as follows:
Here is the Press Release of today’s prosecution result (Britain’s HSE),
Here is the HSE’s Press Release of a different incident yesterday.
Update: here is another (this time it is a fall through a fragile roof).
Update: roofing firm in court.
Update: another fall in court (17th Sept).
Update: another fall results in serious injuries (18th Sept).
Update: another fall results in injuries (11th Oct).
Update: another fine for work-at-height safety failings (22nd Oct).
The latest HSE figures show that 40 workers were killed and almost 3,500 seriously injured following falls in the workplace during 2011/12. More information about safe working at height can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/falls.
Update: another (5th November).