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Court Summary - at a glance
The Defendant had instructed a builder to alter the scaffolding by lowering the platform so that the builder could fit fascia boards. The Defendant did not instruct the builder to reinstate the scaffold back to the original level. The victim was tasked with removing protective plastic from the roof sheets and was working on a steep section of the roof while it was raining. He slipped and fell approximately 4.5 m through a gap left in the scaffold by one of the missing sections of guardrail.
The victim suffered a dislocated right wrist and multiple fractures to his right arm and elbow.