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Slip & trip on bag

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Slip & trip on bag

News article published on: 20th June 2012

Mr Spalding, a plumber employed by the University of East Anglia, was repairing a leaking radiator in the library. To do this he had to lie under a desk. He was not supplied with an anti-slip map or waterproof clothing by the employer and therefore put down some bin liners. After completing the repair, as he got to his feet, he slipped on the bin bags and fell striking his face on a table. He sufferedserious personal injury to his face and lost three teeth.

His case was backed by the union Unite who argued that the Personal Protective Equipment regulations required that Mr Spalding should have been provided with waterproof clothing and a mat in order to work in damp and wet conditions.

The county court ruled in favour of Mr Spalding and although the university appealed the High Court upheld the judgement.


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