Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors Logo Loading Animation - Personal Injury Claim Experts
Google Logo Reviews - Accident Claim Specialists / No Win, No Fee / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors Navigation Icon - Accident Claim Specialists / No Win, No Fee / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors

Workplace Injuries Claim Experts of Sheffield — Call Today For A Free, Claim Assessment & Impartial Advice

scaffolding accident work injury fall from height solicitors Sheffield

Builder prosecuted after putting his son at risk

Posted in: Workplace Injuries 

A builder has been prosecuted after he took his 10-year-old son onto unsafe scaffolding when working on a property in Merseyside. The 51-year-old man – who cannot be identified – has been prosecuted with community service following the incident. The Health and Safety Executive witnessed the incident, photographed it and raised it as a case.

After the passing HSE inspector witnessed the young boy on the scaffolding in February, six meters off the ground, the inspector ordered the builder to dismantle the scaffolding and then took the case to court. Magistrates ordered the builder to carry out a total of 80 hours’ community service.

Had to shimmy across a narrow plank of scaffolding

The boy photographed by the inspector was assisting his dad at work during his half-term holiday. Repairs were being carried out on the house and Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard that the boy had to shimmy across a narrow plank of scaffolding and climb a ladder where his dad waited for him. The scaffolding was extremely unsafe; no boards had been fitted around the edge of the scaffolding to stop tools or material falling to street level – which could have caused a very serious injury.

Following the hearing, Insp Matt Greenly said: “Building sites have the potential to be dangerous places if the proper health and safety procedures aren’t followed, with dozens of deaths reported in the industry every year. They’re certainly no place for a ten-year-old boy.

If you have sustained an injury at work or in a public place, and are looking to claim compensation, please contact us


«
»

Start Your Personal Injury Claim Today

Contact Our Accident Claim Managers Now

Call To Claim With Us And Receive The Compensation You Deserve

Telephone Icon Yellow - Compensation For Your Accident / Personal Injury Claim Managers / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors

01142245242

We're still available to help with injury claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lines are open 24/7