A Welsh company has been fined GBP 1,750 following an accident where a worker fell more than four feet at its factory, which could interest those considering compensation claims.
Tregoes Waffle Bakery Ltd will also pay GBP 1,374 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches under the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The employee fell while cleaning the side of a flour hopper at the firm’s factory and suffered a fractured rib, bruising and a cut leg, despite a bulk container breaking her fall.
Scott McKinnon, inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, claimed that the worker was exposed to an unnecessary risk.
He stated: "This prosecution should serve as a warning to all employers of the need to fully assess the risks from working at height and ensure proper access for elevated areas."
Earlier this week, Carillion JM Ltd was fined GBP 185,000 after an employee was struck by a reversing truck at the Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.