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Essex builders sentenced over scaffold fall

22 April 2015

A building firm was fined £11,000 with costs of £7729 after a site manager dismantled scaffolding and later fell from it.

At Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Abridge Developments Limited of Epping Upland, Essex, failed to plan, manage and monitor the construction work.

The company was found guilty of breaching Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) 2007 Regulation 22.

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