Warehouse workers may make compensation claimWarehouse workers from Wirral may make compensation claims after their lives were put at risk by their employers.
Three men were carrying out tasks on the roof of a facility in Birkenhead, but the 16-metre drop meant they could have died had they fallen from the sloping surface.
Despite attempting to fix the roof at such a height, the employees of Davidson Williams were not provided with any harnesses or safety equipment to prevent a fall or minimise injury if they did.
There were also 400 clear plastic panels underfoot, which could have given way had the males stood on them with all their weight while carrying out their duties.
Christina Goddard, inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, said the workers "were left to repair the leaking roof without any protection to stop them being injured in fall off the edge or through one of the hundreds of clear plastic panels".
Posted by Emily Swanson
06/07/2012 17:00SHARE THIS