The Worcester engineering firm was fined £16,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1687.75 after Kidderminster Magistrates court heard of how a worker sustained a serious head injury whilst assembling a steel frame.

On the 12th March 2018, the employee was injured when a steel frame he was assembling came apart from two supporting battens which fell on top of his head, holding him to the floor. The injuries included a fractured skull and nerve damage as a result

Speaking after the case, HSE inspector Alastair Mitchell said: “This case highlights the importance of assessing risks in assembly work and the need to ensure safe systems of work when carrying out tasks below heavy components.

“Quantum Engineering Developments Limited failed to assess the risks and had not instructed their employees about safe systems of work to be used. This failure led to an employee being seriously injured.”

Mr Yarranton-Green, the injured employee, stated “I can’t even begin to put into words how this stressful and testing time had impacted me and my family.”

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