Fall from height due to lack of Health & Safety

Farm roof fall might lead to compensation claim 2657

A worker suffered injuries after falling from height through a roof light. Daniel Boldan Hoggard, 20, dropped 4.5 metres from the ceiling when attempting to fix a leak between two buildings at Low Hunsley Farm in Cottingham.

Having tripped while working on the roof, Mr Boldan Hoggard tumbled through the light and landed on the concrete floor below.

He needed hospital treatment as a result of the acccident and requires physiotherapy to help with the long-term pain he still feels.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation revealed farm owner David Adamson had not carried out all the necessary measures for working from height, including failing to erect safeguards or position protective controls to prevent fall accidents from taking place.

HSE inspector Paul Eastell noted, "In this case there should at least have been suitable platforms, guard rails and boarding over the roof lights."

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04/07/2012 16:59