A construction company recently received a significant fine following a fall from height accident that left two workers injured. The employees were working on a new build of three terraced houses and had gained unrestricted access to a timber-joisted floor. The workers then fell through the ceiling and sustained serious injuries—causing them to be unable to return to full time work.
Further investigation revealed the company had failed to install joist hangers correctly, and there was no other structural support arrangement in place. The following prosecution resulted:
The company was fined £16,500 and ordered to pay costs of £1,236.60.
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