Food retailer EAT has been fined after an employee was knocked unconscious and left badly hurt in a severe work injury at a warehouse in Wembley.
Chirag Ray, 31, was preparing pallets for delivery to the company’s retail shops in a raised man-riding cage which had not been properly attached to the forklift truck.
The cage slipped from its forks and fell 4.6 metres, leaving Mr Ray unconscious in hospital for two days with swelling to the brain, a broken hand, broken elbow, cracked ribs and a dislocated knee.
"Falls from height are the single biggest single cause of fatal injuries at work," commented HSE inspector Ravi Govin-Pillay.
"Each year there are around 60 people killed and 4,000 major injuries caused by falls in the workplace."
It follows news that two construction firms have been fined after a scaffolding collapsed in Milton Keynes, leaving one man dead and two others injured.