Company and director sentenced after two workers injured in falls from height

A company, along with the director, have been fined after a platform on a six-metre high scaffolding tower partially collapsed. Two men fell, with both suffering physical injuries and subsequent mental health problems.

A HSE investigation found that the tower scaffolding was not suitable for the type of work being undertaken.
It was not erected by a person trained and competent to do so, had been erected to a height above recommendation and was loaded with a weight greater than the safe working load stated by the manufacturer.

Invictus Facilities and Construction Management Limited of Pontprennau were fined £106,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,501. Director of the company Simon Paul Wright was ordered to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work.

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