In what can only be described as a flagrant breach of law, a site manager was sentenced to over 3 year’s jail time. On 24 January 2015 Tasadaq Ur-Rehman was working on a site in Leicester, when he fell through a skylight aperture in a first floor roof and sustained serious head injuries, which ultimately resulted in his untimely death.
HSE inspectors issued a prohibition notice on Mr Patel, the site manager, ordering a halt to any work at height. This notice was treated with total disdain and it was discovered that the site manager still allowed working at height to continue, even after the fatality.
On February 10, Mr Patel was arrested for manslaughter by gross negligence. Findings of the investigations included unsafe working practices, lack of PPE, no safety warnings and no qualified first aider on site.
This fatality was totally preventable, if the basic fundamentals of health and safety were implemented. For help and advice contact us on risk assessments, safety systems of work and protocols to ensure that you do not fall foul of the law.