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Contractor is fined after employee falls 15 feet from scaffolding

A shopfitting company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling from scaffolding.


HSE's investigation found that the safety rail had not been fixed in place correctly, causing it to give way when the employee fell against it. It also found that the tower scaffold had not been erected by somebody with the appropriate skills, knowledge and training.

Read this press release for more details.

The HSE website has guidance for those working with tower scaffolding.

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