A principal contractor has been prosecuted after a worker suffered a serious injury when he fell approximately three metres through an unprotected stairwell opening.
Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard that on 17 August 2017, a sub-contractor to Brown Construction Ltd. was laying bricks for the second storey of a new build house in Ash, Canterbury. There was an opening in the floor where the stairs were to be installed. The worker slipped and fell through the opening and landed on his feet shattering his left heel, which required surgery to repair.
Read the full story here: https://press.hse.gov.uk/2019/04/24/contractor-fined-after-worker-falls-through-unprotected-stairwell/