Tragedy in the Changing Rooms
You would expect slips and trips to be the main cause of injury in a school changing room. This was however not the case at a school in Chelmsford where a young child tragically lost his life.
In May 2019 a young boy was fatality injured after a locker unit fell onto him. The unit, which was 180cm tall and weighed 188kg, had not been secured to the wall at all despite the unit having fixing brackets fitted as part of its structure.
The school pleaded guilty to Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and has been fined £16,700 and ordered to pay costs of £12,000.
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