Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court has fined a Stockport based firm after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation revealed that the company had failed to perform a risk assessment and plan a job appropriately resulting in a ladder fall.
The employee was tasked with installing cables for an alarm system when the ladder he was working on slipped and he fell sustaining a broken heel. The injury prevented the employee from working for a period of six months.
The incident which occurred in September 2013 was due to a breach of Regulation 4(1) (a) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
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