Mobile towers are easily constructed, and are an excellent method of allowing access to awkward parts of any building site. But they do pose certain risks to anyone working on them. Objects can be dropped from the platform that will have an impact with anyone passing by. There can also be instances of employees falling from a mobile tower. The latter situation should be considered as a relatively rare occurrence, given that these constructions should have guard rails attached. But there is always the potential for human error.
These towers are normally constructed along fairly straightforward lines. But all it takes is one moment’s lapse in concentration on the part of the person securing the frame for the tower’s safety to be jeopardised. In many cases this might pass without incident, but other factors such as bad weather can have an impact. Too many workers clambering onto the tower can lead to disaster. Where towers are being used on sites where they are being shifted around, then the structure can be compromised.
What are the after effects of falling from a mobile tower?
A variety of injuries can be sustained in these industrial accidents. Their severity will be dependent on a number of factors, such as the distance that the worker has fallen, and the surface that they have landed on. The range of injuries will include cuts and bruises, right down to broken bones, or even head trauma and concussion. The worker is liable to take quite a while to recover from his experience and as well as the physical side of things, employers should take into account the fact that they will more than likely be psychologically traumatised as well.
Could Accident Advice Helpline provide support?
If you have been the victim of an accident on a construction site, and this happened within the past three years, you might well feel as if the fault lay with someone else.
If so, we would like to offer you the benefit of over 14 years’ experience in investigating the background to cases just like yours.
If you phone our free helpline we will put you though to a team of qualified compensation claims lawyers (although you don’t have to act on their advice.) That all-important number? 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen