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Plumbers and electricians suffer a higher number of serious injuries or illnesses

Plumbers and electricians suffer from a higher than average number of serious injuries or illnesses, according to a new study*. 21% of workers in the utility sector, recently surveyed had taken time off work because of a major injury while doing their job, compared to the national average of just 19%. What’s more, a third […]

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Man severely injured after solar installation went wrong

A labourer was severely injured when he fell nearly seven metres from a roof, while installing solar panels. The 27-year-old worker, who had no experience working with solar panels, lost his footing on a barn roof when it started raining. He slipped and tried to grab a bracket but failed to get a grip, and […]

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Solar panel installer in court after two brothers fall through roof

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined £4,500 after two brothers fell through a fragile 15ft roof. Brynley Perrett, 37, suffered a compression fracture of his back and sternum in the incident in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, on June, 2013. His brother Anthony, was fortunate to escape injury. They were installing solar […]

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