Teenage apprentice injured in nasty fall from scaffolding in South Yorkshire
A teenage apprentice broke a wrist and fractured a cheekbone when he fell from scaffolding while working for a South Yorkshire firm.
The 16-year-old was passing roof tiles to a colleague at a site in Rotherham when he caught his foot in a gap between the scaffolding and the loading bay.
He fell backwards under a single rail guard, plummeting around four feet to the ground, on Melton High Street, in Wath-upon-Dearne.
Bland Scaffolding admitted breaching safety regulations surrounding working at height.
The firm, of Wath Road in Elsecar, Barnsley, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on February 27, when it was fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £918 in costs.
The apprentice joiner injured his ribs as well as breaking a wrist and fracturing a cheekbone during the accident on September 6, 2016. He also required 13 stitches for a deep cut above his left eye.