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Worker Suffers Life-Changing Injuries After 9 Meter Fall

Bristol based scaffold firm Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height.

An employee of the firm suffered life-changing injuries after he fell nine meters whilst dismantling a scaffold structure.

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it was revealed that no preventative measures had been taken by Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited prior to the incident.

After pleading guilty to offences under the Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, the company was fined a total of £26,250.

HSE principal inspector, Helena Tinton, said after the hearing:

“If the company had managed a safe system of work with properly trained and equipped scaffolders, then the employee would not have suffered such terrible injuries.”

Source: Health & Safety Executive

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