Roofer Died When He Fell from Scaffolding
A 16-year-old roofer died when he fell 6 metres from unguarded scaffolding.
The death at work claim happened when he was completing work at a local business and he was asked to throw rubbish bags, which weighed twice the weight of him, into a skip on the ground.
The deceased did this, without being provided with a harness or any safety equipment when he sadly lost balance and fell over 6 metres to the concrete ground below him. [Please be aware that there are specific laws relating to fall from heights at work; please see our work accident web- site: Fall from heights at work claims].
It is believed he was transported to hospital where he was being treated for serious head injuries when he sadly died one day post-accident.
The company which the apprentice was working for has been fined over £180,000 due to serious breach of health and safety regulations.
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Posted: May 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm