Incident During Engineering Work Probed
An investigation has been launched by UK Power Networks after one of its employees suffered fatal head injuries in a fall from height at a farm on Thursday last week (June 14th).
The worker reportedly fell 20ft from a cherry picker while undertaking engineering work at a farm in Pebmarsh, Essex and died from his injuries at the scene.
UK Power Networks has confirmed it is examining the work accident and co-operating with authorities to discover how the incident occurred.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist workplace injury team act for the families of workers who have suffered serious injuries or killed at work, as well as victims who have had their lives devastated by such work accidents.
David Urpeth, a Partner and head of the team, said: “Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of fatalities and serious injuries at work as this terrible case demonstrates.
“Time and time again we see cases in which employers have failed to protect their workers when they are working at height and it is absolutely vital that a full investigation is carried out to assess whether this fatal fall could and should have been avoided.
“Ultimately, it is absolutely vital that lessons can be learned from this and other falls from height to ensure that such an incident is not repeated in the future.”
If you have lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, our accident at work solicitors could help you claim compensation and help get the answers you deserve. For more information visit our falls from height claims page.