Four different duty holders have been prosecuted after a worker was injured by a MEWP (mobile elevating work platform). The MEWP was being driven to the site where it was going to be working when one of the wheels struck an employee and partially ran over his feet.
The injured man suffered multiple fractures in his right foot, a fracture of his left ankle and significant soft tissue damage to both feet. HSE’s investigation found that the Company had failed to prepare suitable and sufficient risk assessments and method statements for the operation.
It was found that suitable site safety induction had not been carried out and it was also found that site health and safety documents had been fabricated in an attempt to deflect responsibility. For full story see attached article from RoSPA’s newsletter, Safety Express.