Pensioner to seek damages after accident at work?

Pensioner to seek damages after accident at work 2311

Several broken bones sustained during an accident at work could lead to a pensioner seeking personal injury compensation.

The unnamed 68-year-old suffered fractures to his knee, ankle, ribs and foot when he fell a distance of around five metres onto a concrete patio while working for Blackpool-based firm Direct Window - which employs more than 100 people.

At the time of the incident in April of this year, he was on a ladder taking the measurements of a bathroom window at a property in the village of Bispham.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that the man had been allowed to work on his own without anyone holding the ladder at the bottom to stabilise it.

Consequently, during a case heard at Blackpool Magistrates' Court, his manager Craig Goss admitted breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

HSE inspector Allen Shute commented: "Workers can easily be killed or seriously injured in a fall of just a few metres."

Posted by Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-801222072-ADNFCR

25/11/2011 16:24