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Contractor Cleveland Bridge & Engineering was this week fined £15,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,519 after dropping a 7.5m long, steel staircase 70m at London's Canary Wharf development on 8 March 2002. Lifting attachments to the crane failed and HSE inspectors said that the accident was caused by shortcomings in Cleveland's design of lifting equipment, staff training and the monitoring of lifting operations.

No one was hurt in the accident.

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