A housing developer has been ordered to pay more than £46,000 after a young worker was crushed by a 300kg steel beam, leaving him paralysed from the chest down.
Anton Burrows, 24, was helping a telescopic forklift truck driver lift the beam on to two brick pillars at a Huddersfield housing construction site on April 7 last year.
As the forklift withdrew, it dislodged the beam which fell on Mr Burrows as he walked into that particular area of Strata Homes Yorkshire Ltd's Suede Development.
Mr Burrows, from Bradford, sustained severe spinal injury and is now quadriplegic.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Strata Homes Yorkshire, of Quay Point, Lakeside, Doncaster for its role in the accidents at work.
The company pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 8 of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £16,062 in costs.
After the hearing, HSE Inspector Alasdair Green said: "Had the lifting operation been properly planned and supervised, in line with the regulations, the Approved Code of Practice and HSE's guidance, this devastating incident which could have very easily killed someone, would have been avoided."
All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including no win, no fee.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Jill Greenfield selected for The Lawyer Hot 100 2019
Head of Serious Injury sector Jill Greenfield has been included this year's list of top lawyers compiled by The Lawyer.
Fieldfisher responds to request for help from Croydon bus crash victim
Following a serious bus accident in West Croydon on Sunday 11th November, Mark Bowman has confirmed he has been contacted by a person injured in the incident.
Fieldfisher works with press to highlight tragedy of Westminster attack
Fieldfisher's personal injury team is representing most of the victims injured in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack in March 2017 in ongoing civil claims.
Bridget Collier leads Fieldfisher sponsored walk for Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group Charity
Fieldfisher represents parents of Yousef Al-Kharboush who died in ITH Pharma contaminated baby feed case