Scaffolding boss jailed for 15 months due to worker’s fatal fall

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Subject: Scaffolding boss jailed for 15 months due to worker’s fatal fall

A scaffolding business owner has been jailed for 15 months for safety failings after a worker plunged 14 metres to his death at a site where he was working.

It was discovered that protection was missing from the scaffold, and that the worker wasn’t provided with any other means such as a fall arrest harness, to prevent a fall. The work accident was caused when he was working on a high end scaffold platform when it dismantled, causing him to fall and resulting in a fatal accident.