Police Investigating Fall From Height At Wick Harbour

HSE Involved In Inquiries Related to Work Accident

09.01.2013

Investigations are continuing following a serious work accident at a harbour in Scotland which saw a worker suffer serious injuries in a fall from height.

Northern Constabulary stated the Health and Safety Executive are involved in the inquiry related to the incident, which reportedly occurred while he was unloading parts for wind turbines on a ship docked at Wick Harbour on Monday (January 7th).

The injured man is believed to have suffered several fractures in the incident, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Elaine Russell, a workplace injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office with vast experience in representing victims of accidents at work, said: “From reports it seems very little is still known about this incident and the cause behind it.

“We hope that the police and safety authorities are able to work quickly but thoroughly to build a comprehensive picture of events in the lead-up to the incident, as well as to identify any potential points which may raise concerns regarding health and safety.

“Such information will go a long way towards ensuring that significant lessons can be learned from the incident, which in turn should mean that major action can be taken to ensure that the same problems do not emerge in the future.”