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Court Summary - at a glance
- Fully reinstate a scaffold following its alteration to a lower level with all its essential parts, namely the missing sections of guardrail, prior to leaving the site; or
- Prior to leaving the site, inform the representative of the principal contractor on the site that altered scaffolding has not been fully reinstated.
The victim was an employee of AML. This was his first roofing job. The Defendant had altered the scaffolding by lowering the platform so that he could fit fascia boards. The Defendant was not instructed to reinstate the scaffold back to the original level. The victim was tasked with removing protective plastic from the roof sheets and was working on a steep section of the roof while it was raining. He slipped and fell approximately 4.5 m through a gap left in the scaffold by one of the missing sections of guardrail.
The victim suffered a dislocated right wrist and multiple fractures to his right arm and elbow.