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Accident involving scaffolder

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Accident involving scaffolder

Sharp v Top Flight Scaffolding Ltd [2013] EWHC 479 (QB)

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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