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Boss gets community service after worker's ladder fall

Boss gets community service after worker's ladder fall

12 November 2015 Email this article

A Nottingham subcontractor has to do 180 hours of community service after a worker was injured when he fell from a damaged ladder.

Lincoln Crown Court heard how Hardev Gutheran Singh had employed Charanjit Singh to carry out refurbishment work at a site in Ark Road, North Somercotes, Louth.

On 11th May 2013, Charanjit Singh, 57, was painting metal roof struts more than three metres high when the ladder he was working on gave way. He hit the concrete floor below, dislocating his shoulder and shattering his knee. He spent ten days in hospital and had to have a knee replacement. He has not been fit enough to work since.

A Health & Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the aluminium ladder had been poorly maintained. A non-slip foot was missing and another was damaged, as was one of the rungs.

On the 6th November 2015, Hardev Gutheran Singh, 32, of Park Street, Lenton, Nottingham, was ordered to complete 180 hours community service after being found guilty of breaching regulation 7(2) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and regulation 5(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.