Six figure fine for manufacturer as workers plunge 10 ft
A Warwick-headquartered shopping trolley manufacturer has received a £320k fine after two workers experienced a ten-foot fall whilst dismantling a metal cage.
One of the Wanzel employees suffered a pelvic fracture and a 12-month work absence as a result of the fall.
The two individuals were working at Prologis Park in Coventry on May 12, 2018, where the decision had been made to rent scaffold towers and scaffolding boards.
Once installed, the two workers ascended to the cage’s roof and commenced the removal of panels, dropping them individually within the cage’s enclosed walls.