Construction firm ignored workers’ concerns about unsafe scaffold
A construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell from an unsecured scaffold tower, which he had requested not to build for safety reasons.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Green Acre Homes (South East) Ltd was appointed as principal contractor by Wandle Housing Association to build 85 flats at a site in Peckham, London.
Handyman John Morgan, 44, and a colleague were asked to build a tower scaffold, around one of the properties, despite there not being enough space to fix the structure on a flat base. The men told the company that a tower scaffold was unsuitable and requested permission not to construct it, but these concerns were ignored and they were ordered to build the scaffold. €
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