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Agricultural vehicle sales employee fell from height

13th December 2013

A 28-year-old man was fitting a registration plate to the top of a tractor cab when he lost his balance and fell from the cross shaft arms which he had been stood on.

The incident caused him to sustain multiple skull fractures, two broken arms, one broken wrist, and one shattered wrist.

He required more than a month off work following the accident. Furthermore, he had to undergo many operations to fix pins and plates in both his arms.

Investigating the fall from height, the Health and Safety Executive found that the company had no safe system of work in place, provided no training, and allowed the man to work unsupervised.

For failing to prevent the worker from sustaining personal injuries at work, the firm was fined £7,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £8,142.

Now that the man’s employer has admitted to a breach of work safety regulations, he might choose to contact professional compensation claim solicitors to see whether he is eligible for remuneration.

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