08 January 2008
Firm fined after worker injured in fall from scaffolding
A construction company from Scotland has been fined following an incident in which a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell from scaffolding.
Hadden Construction was made to pay £2,500 during a hearing at Stirling Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to a charge of breaching health and safety regulations.
The accident occurred in January 2007 when 25-year-old Robert Bone plummeted approximately 3.3 metres from the scaffolding on which he was working.
He was employed by ACUR Joiners at the time, who were providing workers to Hadden Constuction on a labour only basis.
Commenting on the case, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Isabelle Martin stated: "It is important that those responsible for managing construction sites maintain the scaffolding to ensure that there is a safe working platform at all times."
Last year, the HSE issued a safety alert to the construction industry following a major collapse of scaffolding in Milton Keynes in which one man died.