Companies around the UK have been urged to guard themselves against injury compensation claims after a serious work injury caused a contractor to fracture his pelvis in Hampshire.
Grzegorz Trafisz was working at the Marchwood Power Station construction site when a large component, weighing approximately 2,000 kg, became unsupported and fell on top of him.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that steps had not been taken to assess the risks involved in Mr Trafisz’s work and that the company, Eimco Water Technologies, had even failed to follow its own assembly instructions.
"Companies should remember that they are responsible for ensuring that all their employees, whether directly employed by them or not, are entitled to work in the safest possible environment with equipment that is fit for purpose," commented HSE inspector James Powell.
It follows the prosecution of a Dartford-based hire company after a crane driver suffered severe work injuries after the vehicle toppled over.