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The anonymous 64-year-old professional fell through a tile on a suspended ceiling at a workshop in Woolston and consequently plunged a distance of three metres to the floor, which left him needing to wear a neck brace for a period of 12 weeks.
He has since been able to return to work, but at a subsequent case heard at Runcorn Magistrates' Court, his employer Mike Wilde accepted that his negligence had led to the incident occurring on the basis that he had not provided his worker with sufficient equipment with which to complete the task.
Mr Wilde admitted breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005, meaning the man may be eligible to receive damages for his ordeal.
Official figures show that more than 4,000 serious injuries were caused by falls from height in 2008-09.
Posted by Patrick White
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