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Workers struck by a piece of steel that fell 9 stories
The construction industry is fraught with hazards when it comes down to health and safety at work. Take for example the case of 2 workers who were lucky to escape with their lives, having both been hit by a piece of steel that fell on them from nine floors above. One of the workers, (a 31-year-old), sustained damages to his vertebrae and had to wear a back brace for many months afterwards, while the other worker, (a 42-year-old), sustained a fractured elbow. In one respect they were lucky – their injuries could have been far worse.
The accident occurred during the construction of a lift shaft
The project that the two workers were employed on, was converting a stairwell into a lift shaft. Lengths of steel were being fitted to the new shaft to create the framework for the shaft cladding. One of the lengths of steel, measuring 1.4 m in length and weighing 5Kg had been placed on a narrow platform at the top of a scaffolding structure erected inside the shaft.
The danger of working in confined spaces
Another worker, who was standing on the platform where the length of steel has been positioned, inadvertently knocked it, and it teetered over the edge and fell off, plunging to the bottom of the shaft, 9 floors below, where the 31 and 42-year-old workers were working. Although a warning was shouted, the pair below had little time to react, and no room to manoeuvre, due to the confined space they were working in. The length of steel struck one of them on the back, and the other on the elbow.
A safety net should have been installed
An investigation carried out by the HSE concluded that the construction company had breached Regulation 8(b) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. They should have installed a safety net below the scaffold platform to catch any falling debris etc.
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