As with most areas here in the UK there is always a certain amount of construction work going on in South Holland, Lincolnshire. The construction industry is the industry in which most fatal injuries take place. If you’ve been hurt at work through no fault of your own, and you want to raise an injury claim in South Holland, you are welcome to use the online no win no fee* services that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline. These services come highly recommended by the one and only Esther Rantzen.
52-year-old construction worker falls from staircase
Whoever the employer is, be it a construction company, or an engineering company, they all have a duty of care to their employees. This duty of care includes providing a safe working environment. However, when a 52-year-old construction worker fell from a staircase in West Bromwich, the environment he was working in was anything but safe.
Temporary edge protection removed
The 52-year-old had been employed by the construction company to install a new balustrade on a cinema staircase. To prevent anyone from accidentally falling from the staircase, temporary edge protection was put in place. However, when work began on the first floor, (which is where the 52-year-old was installing a section of new balustrade), the temporary edge protection was removed. It resulted in the injury victim falling and sustaining a broken collarbone which kept him off work for three months.
6,300 workers seriously injured in fall from height accidents in 2013
Falls from height are not only the single most common cause of work-related fatalities here in the UK. but in 2013 around 6,300 workers across all industries had accidents resulting in serious injuries. It is therefore of critical importance that those responsible for administering this sort of work must ensure that the right safety precautions are put in place to protect employees.
Construction company fined £6000 plus costs
The construction company that were to blame for the 52-year-old’s fall from the staircase, entered a plea of guilty in terms of breaching regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. They were fined the sum of £6,000 and instructed to pay a further £1,033 in legal costs.Open Claim Calculator
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