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Wirksworth worker suffers head injury following fall

21st March 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

An employee in Wirksworth sustained multiple head injuries after falling almost five metres through a barn roof in Edale.

The individual was helping out with repairs when one of the panels collapsed at Lady Booth Hall Farm on July 9th last year, causing the worker to drop to the concrete floor below.

Craig Allsop, who was in control of the work, was prosecuted by the HSE after an investigation.

Mr Allsop was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £800 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to breaking the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

HSE inspector Andrew Bowker said: "Craig Allsop was in control of the work but had a complacent attitude towards the safety of himself and the injured worker."

Recently, the HSE published new guidance to make it easier for bosses to check and protect their workers' wellbeing.

It will make it easier for bosses to understand whether staff need health surveillance.  ADNFCR-2754-ID-801560164-ADNFCR


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