Two men suffered serious injuries after accidents at work on the same day whilst working for the same company. They both tragically fell through a roof and sustained serious injuries at the same site. The accidents happened at an industrial unit in Heaton Norris, Stockport, where both men were working to demolish the unit.
The first accident happened at just after 9 in the morning on the 21st January. A 45 year old man fell 25ft through the roof, sustaining serious injuries. He was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition. A second man, aged 42, then fell later that day, just before 4, in the same place as the previous accident had occurred. He also sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital. He sadly later died of his injuries.
A police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation is now underway to try and establish how these terrible accidents at work could have happened.
Serious Injuries as a Result of Safety Failings at Work
Working from heights is inherently dangerous. Any job that is undertaken in these circumstances needs to be fully assessed and all dangers accounted for. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and as a consequence serious accidents at work can happen, quite often putting lives at risk. All employers should make sure that their employees are working in a safe environment and should not put their health at risk.
At Freeclaim Solicitors, we understand how difficult it can be following a serious accident in the workplace. We have specialist solicitors with many years experience dealing with claims for compensation as a result of serious injuries. They are sympathetic to our clients’ needs and can provide not only legal expertise, but also help with rehabilitation following a serious accident at work.
We liaise with many health professionals to ensure that you receive the care you need after sustaining serious injuries. If you, or a loved one, has sustained serious injuries as a result of an accident at work, either working or height, or in any conditions, call us today to discuss claiming compensation. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day- 0800 612 7340.
Published: 6th February 2014