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Company fined after scaffolding collapse

25th February 2010 | Construction Signs

A Greater Manchester company has been fined after a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in the region, highlighting the importance of using construction signs.

The company, which is based in Britannia Road in Sale, was ordered to pay £7,000 towards the cost of the prosecution in addition to a £24,000 fine at Trafford Magistrates Court, relating to the January 2009 accident.

It happened when the scaffolding, which measured over 40 metres in width and was nearly six metres high, was forced over by high winds and collapsed onto a neighbouring residential street, damaging several parked cars, after the firm failed to tie the scaffolding to the building.

Neil Martin, an inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, commented: "People living near the site could easily have been badly injured or even killed when the scaffolding collapsed. Several cars parked on the street were crushed but luckily no one was in them at the time."

Recently, property developer HQ Leisure, of Park Drive, Bradford, was fined £10,000 for numerous safety oversights at a site, illustrating the importance of using construction signs.

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