A UK company has been fined following an incident which lead to the amputation of a worker’s hands and feet.
On December 19, 2016, a scaffolding structure on which 32-year-old scaffolded Jamie Mines was working “came into contact with 33KV overhead power lines” according to Construction Enquirer.
As a result of the incident, the worker suffered “severe burns to his legs and back, damage to his vocal chords, and was in an induced coma for six weeks”, additionally he required the amputation of both his hands and feet.
The recent conclusion of an HSE investigation found that the company “failed to ensure a safe system of work was in place for erecting a scaffold under overhead power lines” and was subsequently fined.
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