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Hertfordshire firm sentenced after platform collapses

1st July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A construction company from Hertfordshire has been sentenced after a platform collapsed, resulting in a worker being seriously injured.

Noel Doyle from Hammersmith suffered a shattered right elbow, broken vertebrae, fractured pelvis and ribs, along with damage to internal organs after the incident at St George Wharf in Vauxhall in February 2009. He was working for J Reddington Ltd.

He dropped nearly ten metres from a platform when it gave way, causing him to hit a concrete staircase below. 

J Reddington Ltd, of Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, was given a £70,000 fine and ordered to pay £22,193 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

HSE inspector Loraine Charles said: “Noel sustained serious injuries as a result of a fall that was entirely preventable had work involving temporary platforms been better planned and managed by JRL.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801606499-ADNFCR


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