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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Man seriously injured in 30ft fall

    By David Brown on August 29, 2014

    Health and safety officials have launched an investigation after a man was seriously injured in a fall.

    Robert Murdoch plummeted nearly 30ft through the roof of a play centre at an amusement park in Scotland.

    The 44-year-old cafe worker had reportedly gone onto the roof to offer maintenance staff a cup of tea.

    Loose panel

    Mr Murdoch, of Wemyss Bay, was working at Funworld in Fort Matilda Industrial Estate, just off Eldon Street, when the incident took place on Monday 25 August.

    He fell through a loose panel on the roof and plunged onto the suspended ceiling of the centre’s cafe.

    The worker then crashed through that on to the floor of the cafe in front of staff. He suffered broken ribs and pelvis and ribs and was immediately rushed to Inverclyde Royal Hospital via ambulance.

    There were no customers in the cafe at the time.

    The Health and Safety Executive has been notified about the incident, while police are still carrying out inquiries into exactly what happened.

    Mr Murdoch is reportedly making good progress.

    Fall from height

    If you’ve been injured in a fall from height, then you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline deals with cases like this on a daily basis, so it can provide you with all the information you need to know about making a claim. It can also give you an estimate of how much money you could receive.

    The dangers of working at height are well documented. Employers have a duty of care to ensure workers operate in a safe and healthy working environment.

    Where an employer is negligent in this and it results in an accident, such as a fall from a height, a compensation claim can be made.

    Source: PP Construction 

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    Date Published: August 29, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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