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Worker fell 2 m and landed on head

A construction company has been ordered to pay $151,578.21 to a worker who was left permanently paralysed from the chest down after falling about two metres and landing on his head.

Painter and decorator sentenced after worker paralysed by ladder fall

The boss of a painting and decorating firm in Northamptonshire has been ordered to carry out community service after one of his employees was paralysed after falling from height.

Building co fined £65k after carpenter falls from height

Significant gaps in generic risk assessments have led to a worker sustaining nerve and tissue damage to his lower back.


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High priorities

A report from a UK parliamentary group makes four recommendations to reduce the overall number of falls related to work at height, the cause of one in four workplace fatalities.

Alternative realities

Virtual reality has previously been more associated with gaming than with OSH training. But fighting zombies could give way to learning to fight fires. 

Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.