Superglass, an insulation company based in Stirling, has been fined £20,000 for health and safety lapses after a worker had an accident on site.
The employee, Fraser Adams, fell more than 10 feet when he was knocked from an unguarded walkway by a hose. He was not wearing a harness. As a result of the accident he sustained an injury to his face as he fell onto the concrete floor and hit his face on a skip.
An investigation was undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive and they found that the firm had failed to provide a safe system of working. There was also an additional failure which led to the accident as Adams had also not received training in the use of safety harnesses.
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