PASMA dismayed at demolition worker’s fall from tower

PASMA dismayed at demolition worker’s fall from tower

As the trade body for mobile access towers, PASMA has expressed serious concern that yet again a preventable accident has caused injury – this time to a demolition worker – who fell from a tower.

 

As originally reported in a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) press release dated 1 December 2015, DSR Demolition Limited was fined £5,000 following pleading guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

 

The incident – which took place in Hillington industrial Estate, Glasgow on 30 December 2011 – saw the 50-year-old worker suffer a fractured elbow and left arm along with bruising to his head. The worker was thrown off balance and fell after a cable tray swung down from the ceiling and hit him in the shin.

 

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