Three workers seriously injured after scaffolding collapses


Three men have suffered serious injuries after they fell from scaffolding onto a busy road in Staffordshire.

One man suffered a broken hip, ankle and foot, fractured both knees, another fractured his skull and the third man broke his elbow, not to mention the risk to pedestrians and road users when the scaffolding collapsed.

The HSE has fined the scaffolding company £3,300 and ordered them to pay costs of £5,318 after pleading guilty to breaching sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The scaffolding company failed to ensure a safe system of work and proper training and supervision for members of staff which resulted in serious injuries to 3 of its employees.

Every employer has a duty to ensure the safety of staff.

Further information – Accidents at work

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