Construction firm fined over worker's fall injuries
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A construction firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a roofer was badly injured in a fall from scaffolding at a house in Trafford.
The roofer fell approximately three metres from the scaffolding, which had no safety rail, at a detached property on Carrwood, in Hale Barns, on 31 May 2011.
The 44-year-old landed on a flat garage roof and sustained serious injuries to his right leg, including a dislocated knee and broken bones.
The Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident and immediately served six enforcement notices on his employer, stopping some work activities at the site and requiring improvements to be made.
We understand that the scaffolding was in a poor condition and there were unprotected gaps in the floors and walls, all of which could have led to someone being injured in a fall.
It is said that the state of the Carrwood site was an absolute disgrace when we visited it, and we immediately issued six enforcement notices to ensure the safety of the people working there.
Health and safety laws exist for a reason, and if this company had taken notice of them then the roofer’s fall could have been avoided.
Almost 3,000 people suffered a major injury while working in the construction industry in Great Britain in 2010/11, and 50 lost their lives.
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