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Plastic Decking fails, causing injury


Two construction companies were sentenced after a plastic decking platform failed causing injury to worker. Scaffmag.com report that the two companies were given a total fine of over £50,ooo for the incident.

Scaffmag say that an ‘investigation by the HSE found that a number of components were missing from the working platform. Although previously workers supplied by SGS were formally trained in the erection of the components to form a safe working platform, the worker who erected the failed platform had not received adequate training.

After the hearing, HSE principal inspector Rob Hirst commented: “Although the worker did not suffer life-changing injuries, there was a potential for more serious injury.’

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link to original article: https://scaffmag.com/2021/03/worker-injured-in-plastic-safety-deck-failure/

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