Worker hospitalised after falling down a service riser shaft

A construction company has been investigated by the HSE after one of its employees sprained both ankles after falling 4.5 metres through a service riser shaft.

After the accident was recorded, the HSE inspected the site of the accident and found that there were no suitable platforms in place on the service riser to prevent falling from a height. The construction company had failed to plan ahead in time obtain the temporary covers and subsequently, temporary floors were installed to specifications for which they had not been designed. Wooden covers were used which, in the case of the injured worker, were not fit for purpose.

The construction company pleaded guilty to failing to plan and manage the temporary works within the service riser and were fined £120,000 and pay legal costs of £1,969.

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