Serious Injury After Fall From Height
Worker Fell Through Fragile Roof Tiles
Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of work-related fatalities and injuries in this country and the risks associated with working at height are well-known.
Often serious incidents can be avoided if basic safe guards are put in place.
These cases also highlight the importance of ensuring that policies and procedures are sufficiently communicated to staff and ensuring that they are continued to be adhered to over time.
Indulgence Patisserie Limited of Clough Road, Colchester pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 9(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,151.50 after a worker fell through the fragile ceiling tiles, approximately 2.7m to the floor below suffering serious injuries to their pelvis which resulted in a five-day stay in hospital. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company had not implemented control measures for employees working near fragile ceiling tiles.
Plymouth Crown Court heard how Russell Soper, trading as RJS Agricultural Welding was contracted to install the mezzanine floor in a unit in Totnes during March 2017. He pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. He has been fined £2,500 and ordered to pay costs of £6,132 and a victim surcharge of £170. The Court heard how insufficient measures were taken to prevent a fall through the mezzanine floor while under construction.
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