Man to pursue damages after accident?

Broken bones sustained during an accident at work may lead to a man seeking personal injury compensation.

Daniel Elliot suffered two fractures to his spine, as well as a broken pelvis and an arm injury, when he fell a distance of around 5.5 metres from a roof at a farm in Wales while working for Towy Valley Fabrications.

The 24-year-old was helping his boss construct a new pitched surface between existing buildings at the premises in Camarthenshire and accidentally stepped through a fragile skylight.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that manager Anthony Daniel failed to provide his employee with sufficient training before asking him to complete such a dangerous task.

Phil Nicolle of the HSE commented: "He employed an inexperienced worker and exposed him over the course of several days."

This comes after an unnamed 36-year-old man suffered a broken pelvis in a fall from height at work in Shropshire.

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-801215652-ADNFCR

18/11/2011 16:54