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Workers injured in clothing chain store refurbishment

An interior design company that are based in Staffordshire have been fined after two of its employees were injured whilst working on the refurbishment at a TK Maxx store.

In September 2006 three workers of the interior design company were pouring concrete into an opening on the first floor that had been left by the removal of an escalator, when the temporary propping, which was used to support the decking installed within the opening collapsed.

The three men fell over 4.8 metres to the floor and were taken to hospital. One of the workers was unhurt, whilst one suffered a fractured pelvis and elbow and another suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Bridgeford Interiors Limited, the design company in charge of the TK Maxx store refurbishment, pleaded guilty to breaking the Health and Safety at work act and fined £25,000 and made to pay legal costs of £23,392.

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