An untrained scaffolder had to have his leg amputated after falling from an unguarded structure, a court has heard. Andrew Gore, 37, from Mountain Ash in the Cynon Valley, had never had any recognised training.
A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after a young employee was badly hurt when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Pellikaan (Construction) has been fined after an apprentice fractured his skull after a six metre scaffold fall during construction works of the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre. Sandwell Magistrates’ Court heard that the 19-year-old worker was standing on a tower scaffold in the empty swimming pool, attempting to cut canvas coverings from wooden roof beams. The scaffold was too high to fit under the beams so he started to take off the handrails causing [...]
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Police are appealing for information to trace a white Ford Transit scaffolding van after an elderly man in Bath was charged nearly £7000 for roofing work. The van and its occupants are thought to have been involved in other so-called rogue trader cases across the Bath area, and in Devon and Cornwall, where homeowners were persuaded to pay large amounts for shoddy or unfinished work. The 85-year-old Bath man called the scaffolding company to [...]