The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a double glazing company in the wake of one of its employees suffering a personal injury at work from a fall from height, personal injury solicitor experts recently reported.
The Bispham, Blackpool native, whose name has been withheld from the press due to legal and privacy concerns, plummeted nearly five metres to land on a concrete patio after he had climbed a ladder in order to take measurements of a first storey bathroom window, according to his personal injury claims. The sixty eight year old man sustained several severe injuries due to his fall, including a punctured lung, fractures to his ribs, a broken ankle, and a broken knee, all of which have precluded him from returning to work as of yet.
The HSE’s resultant investigation into the man’s accident discovered that the worker had been permitted to work regularly without any sort of supervision. On the occasion in question, he had been working without any aid, with no one steadying the ladder from the bottom to prevent it from toppling over, HSE investigators said.
Arkwright Court, Blackpool native, Craig Goss, owner of the Direct Window Company and the injured worker’s employer, admitted to being in breach of health and safety regulations governing working at height at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court, which led him to being issued a fine of £8,000. Mr Goss was also told to pay total court costs of £2,000 in addition to the fine for the role he played in the sixty eight year old man’s severe injuries.