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Berkshire man receives £150,000 in out of court settlement

A Berkshire man in his 40s has been awarded £150 thousand after sustaining life-changing injuries at his place of work.  The man, a scaffolder, had been descending a 13-foot metal ladder to reach the ground from the first floor of the scaffolding when the ladder slipped.  Work was being carried out on a block of flats in West London during 2012 when the accident occurred.   It transpired that the ladders had not been adequately attached to the scaffolding by the construction company who contracted him.  As a result, as soon as the scaffolder climbed on to the top rung of the ladder, it slipped causing him to plunge more than 2 meters to the ground.  The man sustained serious fractures and injuries to his wrists and arms.

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Building site wall collapse kills man

A man was killed today (Wednesday 3 December) after a wall, which was under construction, collapsed onto him.  The wall had been part of former pub in east London that was undergoing construction work to make way for new flats. The accident happened at around 9am. Emergency services were called immediately to the old Anchor and Hope pub on Westferry Road on the Isle of Dogs. Despite great efforts to resuscitate the victim, he died at the scene of the accident. 

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