Fermanagh joinery fined over electrician's death
A Fermanagh-based joinery has been fined £2, 000 after 76-year-old, Norman Hanna was killed in a forklift accident.
The accident took place at Walter C Campbell Joinery's workshop in Ballinamallard, County Fermanagh on the 3rd of February 2010. The self-employed electrician died when the caged platform he was being lifted in fell from the forklift truck and crushed him.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive has revealed that the platform had not been securely attached to the forklift at the time of the accident and that no safe method had been developed for working at height.
After the hearing at Laganide Crown Court on Friday, Kevin Campbell, an inspector with HSENI's major investigation team said: "It is essential that companies identify and address all significant risks within the workplace.
"Working at height is a well-recognised risk across all industries and there are numerous systems available that allow workers to work safely.
"All types of work at height must be properly planned and supervised so that workers are not injured or killed."