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Court Summary - at a glance
The company should have:
- Ensured that the mobile scaffolding unit that was fit (high enough) for its purpose was obtained, in particular by having regard to the height and age of the worker (Mr Lovell) who was assigned to use it
- Had in place a regular, formal monitoring programme for the scaffold while it was in use, including having a competent person check that it had been assembled correctly each time prior to it being used and while it was in use.
$15,160.58 in consequential loss
$15,900 (includes experts fees in total of $6400) in costs