Builder charged after two employees fall through stairwell

A Salisbury builder has been reminded of the importance of avoiding work injuries after two of his employees fell from a property after the collapse of a work platform.

Malcolm Foyle was fined GBP 2,000 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after two workers fell through a stairwell when the screws holding a platform in place gave way, causing one of them to sustain a fracture.

HSE principal inspector Andrew Kingscott said that the incident underlines the need for construction companies to manage all probable risks on a project.

"Falls from height remain the largest cause of fatal and serious injuries in the construction industry," he added.

"These two workers could have been much more seriously injured than they were."

Two directors of a decorating firm in West Yorkshire were recently prosecuted by the HSE after one worker apparently fell from a ladder, suffering a brain injury.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19684788-ADNFCR

Builder charged after two employees fall through stairwell

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