Work accident news
05/11/2009

Firm fined 20,000 over man's factory fall work accident


A company which manufactures insulation materials has been fined £20,000 for health and safety lapses after a work accident in which an employee without a safety harness fell more than 10 feet.

Superglass, based in Stirling, was fined at Stirling Sheriff Court following the factory accident in September last year.

The worker was knocked off an unguarded walkway at the firm's plant onto a concrete floor by lash from a hose. He required five stitches to his face and had been left with scarring after cutting it on steel waste skip.

The company admitted contravening the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act in failing to provide a safe place for working.

The employee had not been trained in using a safety harness when he suffered the accident at work.

It is not known if the victim of the work accident is pursuing a personal injury compensation claim.

 

 
 
 
Additional informationi
No win, no fee
Whiplash
Personal injury solicitors
Car accidents
 
 
 
Useful websites
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Corner Claim compensation now
Accident compensation claim
Accident compensation claim
Free legal advice