This article was published on October 23rd, 2012
A Bedford based milling company has been forced to pay compensation after one of their workers was injured in a fall during a night shift.
The 45-year-old fell nearly three metres on to a concrete floor after he climbed pipework to unblock a feed pipe at European Oat Millers Ltd in Mile Road.
The accident victim suffered broken ribs, cuts and bruising in the accident, which happened on 26th Feb 2011.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the work accident could have been avoided if the company had put in basic safety measures to stop its employees falling from heights.
“This incident was entirely preventable. [name]’s injuries could have been far more serious than they were. European Oat Millers Ltd had made a commitment some years earlier to review all work at height activities yet there was no evidence that had been carried out,” said a spokesperson from the organisation.
“You do not have to fall from a great height to either lose or ruin your life. Work at height remains one of the most significant causes of fatalities and major injuries among employees.”
It is not known how much the accident victim will receive for the damages caused by the accident.
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