Devon Timber company fined after worker falls in barn conversion
Date of alert:
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Devon & Cornwall Police
A Devon timber company has been fined after an employee fell through a stairwell while working on a barn conversion.
The 49-year-old driver and warehouse operative, employed by Lamisell Limited, was working on the barn, which was being converted for rental use, at the company’s address near Okehampton, on May 14, 2018.
He was trying to access the first floor of the barn from exterior scaffolding and jumped onto a piece of insulation which was covering a stairwell.
The insulation gave way, resulting in the worker falling, and fracturing two vertebrae.