Accident involving scaffolder
Sharp v Top Flight Scaffolding Ltd  EWHC 479 (QB)
Counsel: For the claimant: Nigel Cooksley QC
For the defendant: Nicholas Baldock
Solicitors: For the claimant: Irwin Mitchell LLP
For the defendant: Hextalls Ltd
The employer of a scaffolder who had fallen from scaffolding in the course of his employment was found to be primarily liable
for his injuries because it had not provided adequate training, and had not taken account of industry guidance on safe working
procedures. However, the scaffolder was found to be 60% contributorily negligent, as he had made decisions and had carried
out activities that he knew were dangerous.
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