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    “NO” PREVENTION BY SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR

    Fall of 9m leaves scaffolder with life-changing injuries

    Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited of Bristol has been fined over £26,0000 after a workman was seriously injured when he fell 9m in July 2013.

    Bristol Magistrates heard how the workman was dismantling a scaffold structure when he fell, causing life-changing head injuries.

    HSE investigation into the  into the incident at Berkley Crescent, Clifton found that there was “no evidence of preventative measures” taken by the company before the incident.

    Safe system of work and proper training needed

    Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited, of Duckmoor Road, Ashton, was fined a total of £26,250, after pleading guilty to offences under Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

    Speaking after the hearing Health and Safety Executive Principal Inspector Helena Tinton said:

    “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.”

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