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Company fined after builder fall

1st February 2010 | Health and Safety Signs, Construction Signs

A Lancashire company has been prosecuted after an incident in which a builder fell and died, illustrating the importance of health and safety signs.

DC Kennedy Homes was fined £7,500 and ordered to pay the same amount in costs after a 64-year-old worker fell while using an unstable ladder in December 2007.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the firm had allowed work to be carried out on the first and second floors of a house without any stairs being fitted and the ladder the employee was using had not been secured and was missing rubber feet.

Polly Tomlinson, HSE principal inspector for Greater Manchester, commented: "This was a tragic incident that could easily have been prevented if DC Kennedy Homes had put more thought into the safety of its employees."

Recently, investigations were launched after two workers fell and died while carrying out work on two separate railway bridges in Scotland, highlighting the importance of construction signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19589100-ADNFCR


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