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The unnamed 47-year-old suffered fractures to his left elbow and hip when he fell a distance of three metres from the roof of a lorry cab at a depot owned by JDS Trucks in Blackburn.
At the time of the incident, which occurred in December 2009, the man was attempting to step onto a ladder to get down from the surface, but an investigation revealed this was unsecured while no colleagues were there to stabilise the equipment.
The injuries meant the employee needed a period of four months off work in order to recover. Therefore, he could be eligible for a damages settlement.
During a hearing at Accrington Magistrates' Court, his employer admitted breaching health and safety legislation.
Recently, trainee electrician Tom Davies sustained a fractured pelvis after falling around 20 feet at a factory in Plympton.
Posted by Helen Jones
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